The streusel topping makes these muffins! I use 1 cup of regular flour and 3/4 cup of wheat flour to up the fiber. I also substitute applesauce for the oil.
For Streusel: 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons cold butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
For Muffins: 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
3/4 cup apple cider or apple juice
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
Stir brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in small bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender. Set aside.
Lightly oil twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups or line with paper baking cups; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center.
In a small mixing bowl combine egg, apple cider, and oil; add all at once to flour mixture. Stir just till moistened. (The batter should be lumpy.)
Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the batter into each prepared muffin cup. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the brown sugar mixture over each. Fill with remaining batter. Sprinkle tops of muffins with remaining streusel.
Makes 12 muffins