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Cider doughnuts, a New England harvest treat, inspired these spice-happy muffins. A crumbly streusel topping made with a small amount of butter provides a delicious finish.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2004

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Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr
Servings:
12

Nutrition Profile:

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Ingredients

Streusel
Muffins

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.

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  • To prepare streusel: Mix brown sugar, whole-wheat flour and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts, if using.

  • To prepare muffins: Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.

  • Whisk egg and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in apple butter, syrup, cider, yogurt and oil. Make a well in the dry ingredients; add the wet ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups (they'll be quite full). Sprinkle with the streusel.

  • Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and spring back when touched lightly, 15 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen edges and turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

Tips

DIY Muffin Cups: Make your next batch of muffins or cupcakes the ultimate grab-and-go treat by lining your tin with muffin liners. No liners? No problem. Use 5-inch squares of parchment paper, coat each muffin cup with cooking spray, and push each square into the cups using a small can or bottle, pressing the paper up the sides. (It's OK if some of the paper is sticking out over the rim.) Fill each cup as directed.

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin
218 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 37.3g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 17.7g; fat 6.7g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 18.5mg; vitamin a iu 57.9IU; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 2.9mcg; calcium 89.2mg; iron 1.4mg; magnesium 4.2mg; potassium 103mg; sodium 164.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 11g.

2 starch, 1 fat

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