Sunday, October 26, 2008

Recipe of the Day

I made these yummy muffins for a party I went to yesterday and everyone loved them and were asking for the recipe. So here it is as the first installment of my "recipe of the day". Enjoy!

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins


2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 tbls pumpkin pie spice (I did not have this so I used 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2tsp ground ginger, 1/2tsp ground nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp ground clove)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup veggie oil
2 cups peeled, cored, and chopped apple

for streusel:

2 tbls all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 tsp butter


Preheat oven to 350, lightly grease 18 muffin cups (or use paper liners). In a large bowl sift together (yeah, I had no time for "sifting" so I just dumped it all together and mixed it real well, it was fine. :-) ) flour, white sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. In a seperate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin, and oil. Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just until combined. (Don't worry, when you start to mix it together it will look like it is falling apart and there isn't enough moisure, but just keep mixing, it will come together but will be VERY thick). Fold in apples, then spoon batter batter into prepared muffin cups. Then in a small bowl mix together the streusel: flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. (Make sure the butter is very cold when you start, and it also helps to pre cut the butter into smaller pieces). Sprinkle streusel over muffin batter. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I love any kind of pumpkin muffins! And baking is something Xander can always help with! :D YUM.