Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins


Ingredients
Streusel
¼ cup light brown sugar packed
½ tsp cinnamon ground
2 tbsp flour all-purpose
1 tbsp butter softened
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
1½ cups flour all-purpose
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon ground
¾ cup sugar granulated
½ tsp salt
2 large eggs room temperature
⅓ cup oil olive, canola, vegetable, or coconut
2 tsp vanilla extract
⅓ cup applesauce unsweetened
⅓ cup milk
2 apples peeled, cored, and chopped


Instructions
Preheat your oven to 425 F and spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray, or line with muffin liners for 14 muffins.

For the streusel mix together 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour in a small bowl. Add 1 tbsp of butter and mix until crumbly. Set aside.

Whisk together 1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour (we prefer King Arthur), 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 tsp salt. Set aside.

Mix 2 large eggs, 1/3 cup of oil, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 1/3 cup of applesauce and 1/3 cups of milk. I like to use my 4-cup measuring cup for this, for easy mixing and pouring. Then add to your dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in chopped apples.

Divide batter in prepared muffin pan about 3/4 full. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of streusel on top of each muffin.Bake in the oven for 5 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 F and bake for an additional 16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing onto a wire rack to cool completely…. Enjoy!