I woke up one morning to Mike's stomach growling so loudly that I couldn't go back to sleep. He- of course- was sleeping soundly. So, I decided to go see what I had in the pantry. So it happens, I actually have enough junk to concoct this fun little thing. He LOVED it. Maybe it was because I'm a fabulous cook, maybe because I served it to him warm, in bed, maybe because he was obviously starving. Any way it was- they were quite lovely.
Prep: 10 minutes Bake: 18 minutes
Oven: 400 f Makes: 12 muffins
1 3/4 C all purpose flour
1/3 C sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg; beaten
3/4 C milk
1/4 C cooking oil
2 apples; peeled, cored, finely chopped
Streusel Topping:Combine 3 tbsp all purpose flour, 3 tbsp brown sugar and 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon. Cut in 2 tbsp butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 2 tbsp chopped nuts.
Grease or paper 12 2.5 in muffin cups; set aside.In a med bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center of mixture and set aside.
In another bowl, combine the egg, milk and oil. Add this mixture to the flour mixture and stir until moistened (batter will be lumpy). Add apples.
Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full. If desired, sprinkle with Streusel topping. Bake 400 for 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden tooth-pick inserted comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Serve warm.