Sunday, September 16, 2012

Apple-Oat-Raisin-Pecan Streusel Muffins

These muffins are super-moist, easy to do, and chock full of goodness!  Oats, apples, golden raisins and chopped pecans all mixed up in a cinnamon batter, topped with a brown sugar-oats-butter-cinnamon streusel!  Yummmy!

1 1/2 cups quick oats
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans 
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 cups cored cored, peeled and diced apples (I use Honey-Crisp apples, but any crunchy apple will do. Two medium apples made 1 1/2 cups finely diced apples).

1/2 cup oats (quick or regular)
tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
tablespoons butter, softened

Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a bowl combine first 9 ingredients; stirring to combine. Make a well in the center and add egg, milk and softened butter, stir just till moist, don't over stir. Add apples. Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full

Streusel: Place all ingredients in a small bowl and blend with a fork.
Sprinkle over tops of muffins.

Bake 20-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (baking time varies depending on the type of oven you are using, so check muffins after 20 minutes, and continue baking if necessary)

Yield: 14 muffins (I used an 8 section muffin pan for slightly larger muffins than the standard 12 section muffin pan)



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