We are headed to Chicago for the weekend. Our daughter Krista is doing an internship there for college and we are going for a visit. I had promised her that I would bake something for her. She has said that she doesn’t have too much time in the morning; she likes to have food in the freezer that she can pop into the microwave and heat and eat. I wanted to make scones for her, but decided to take a little easier route.
I found an apple streusel muffin recipe on the Taste of Home site that I thought would be a delicious way to start the morning. They smelled amazing as they were baking. Even though I had baked these for Krista I did have to sample one. Mike and I shared one and they were very tasty. The streusel topping and the drizzle of glaze over this muffin made me think of a coffee cake only in a muffin. I am hoping that Krista will like them.
Apple Streusel Muffins (Adapted from tasteofhome.com)
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 heaping cup chopped peeled tart apples
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 to 2 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, butter and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened (batter will be stiff). Fold in apples.
2. Fill greased or paper -lined muffin cups three-fourth full. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
3. Bake at 375 degree F for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over muffins.