Saturday, July 26, 2014

Apple Streusel Cupcakes (They're Muffins)

So a few weeks ago while browsing barnes and noble I found this awesome cookbook in the clearance section. It has a lot of recipes that look good, but more importantly each recipe has pictures and nutritional information, the paper is super nice-smelling (IMPORTANT), and it was only $7. 
 I decided that first I would make these apple streusel muffins (not cupcakes). I don't know why the book refers to these as cupcakes, but they're wrong. According to the recipe, these cupcakes make a good dessert served with whipped cream. No. They are breakfast muffins, end of discussion. And at 160 calories per muffin, they aren't that bad for sugary goodness.

 Ingredients for the muffins:
1 cup applesauce
1/2 stick salted butter
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking powder
 first combine butter and sugar
 Add the egg
 The flour
 The other dry ingredients
 And the applesauce

 Ingredients for the topping:
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 1/2 tablespoons nutmeg
 Combine the dry ingredients
 Cut in the butter until you get nice crumbles
 Like this
 Distribute the batter into muffin tins
And coat each muffin in topping

Sorry I don't have a finished product picture... but I forgot to take one while eating the delicious muffins. They were good... but I think they would be much better with the addition of apple chunks. Also, the recipe is wrong. It makes 12 muffins, not 14... unless you're making really small muffins. Also I would suggest that you make a little extra topping... if you like topping, which of course you do because it's delicious cinnamon-sugar goodness. 

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