March 09, 2012

Apple Streusel Muffin Bites

These were supposed to be normal-sized breakfast-type muffins, not adorably tiny.  However, I live in a basement and as such get sprayed for bugs and mice every 3 months.  (God I love city living.)  The genius who came last week ended up spraying my normal sized muffin tins instead of the molding and left a sticky film of poison on the bakeware.  After attempting to scrub it off, I have no sponges or normal sized muffin tins left.  Boo, basement.

I had already made the batter for these muffins, so I figured I would take my own advice and reduce the cooking time.  I shredded a granny smith apple, used a combo of yogurt and sour cream instead of oil, and topped the baby muffins with a quick streusel mixture of butter, brown sugar, and oats.  And do not leave out the allspice!  It adds a warm underlying spice flavor that is unexpected and unbeatable.

Apple Streusel Muffin Bites
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored, shredded
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup 0% fat greek yogurt
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350.  Peel, core, and shred the granny smith apple in a food processor.

Combine the dry ingredients:  flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, allspice, and nutmeg.  Whisk to combine.

Add in the shredded apples and coat in the flour.  Whisk together the milk, yogurt, sour cream, and egg.  Combine the wet and the dry ingredients with a spatula.  Do not overmix.

Prepare the streusel.  Melt the butter slightly in the microwave for 15 seconds on high, combine with the remaining ingredients.  Spoon batter up to 2/3 full in mini muffin tins, first greased with butter or sprayed lightly with a cooking spray.  Top with the streusel.

Bake for 20 minutes at 350.  Let cool and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. What a clever way to recover from losing your normal sized muffin tins. The tiny version looks great! i want to make some right now : )


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