Streusel-Topped Apple Muffins
Recipe from Family Circle

Serve these cinnamon and clove spiced muffins with mugs of warm apple cider.



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Ingredients
    Muffins:
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      2 1/4  cups 
      all-purpose flour
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      1   tablespoon 
      baking powder
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      3/4  teaspoon 
      ground cinnamon
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      1/2  teaspoon 
      salt
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      1/8  teaspoon 
      ground cloves
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      1   
      egg
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      1/2  cup 
      granulated sugar
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      1/4  cup 
      vegetable oil
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      1/2  teaspoon 
      vanilla extract
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      1   cup 
      sweetened applesauce
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      2   cups 
      diced apple
    Topping:
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      1/4  cup 
      (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
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      1/2  cup 
      walnuts, chopped
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      1/3  cup 
      packed light-brown sugar
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      1/3  cup 
      all-purpose flour
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      Confectioners sugar (optional)

    Directions
    1.
    Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat standard-size muffin pan with 12 indentations with cooking spray.
    Muffins:

    1.
    In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, cloves.
    2.
    In medium-size bowl, whisk egg, sugar, oil and vanilla. Add applesauce.
    3.
    Make well in center of dry ingredients. Pour egg mixture into well; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in diced apple. Divide among 12 muffin cups (1/3 cup each).
    Topping:

    1.
    In clean bowl, mix butter, nuts, sugar and flour until crumbly. Sprinkle over tops of muffins.
    2.
    Bake in 375 degree F oven until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 22 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove muffins to wire rack; let cool. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar just before serving, if desired. Makes 12 servings.
    Nutrition information
    Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 304, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 28, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 45, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 4, sodium (mg) 202, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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