Isn't autumn beautiful here? I sure hope you enjoying fall where you are!
Now, here's the recipe for these amazingly good muffins.
I made a double batch and froze these treats and have been enjoying them for weeks. I found the recipe on one my favorite blogs called "Cookie Madness" and the recipe link is HERE.
Apple-Oatmeal Muffins from Anna Ginsburg at Cookie Madness
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons firm butter
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oats – old fashioned or quick cooking (not instant)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup peeled and very finely chopped or shredded apple
Preheat oven to 400 degree F (*). Line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
Prepare topping. Stir together flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. With a pastry cutter or two forks, cut in the butter until crumbly. Set aside. I used my mini-food processor.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. In a large bowl, thoroughly stir together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
Add liquid mixture and apples to flour mixture.
Divide evenly among muffin cups. Spoon about 1 tablespoon streusel mixture on top of each muffin.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden around edges.
(*) NOTE from Kim: I baked these for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F (instead of 400 degrees F as recommended in the recipe instructions). I think my pans are dark, which results in them getting done more quickly but I also live at high altitude which can impact baking time.
Another note... this streusel topping would be great on lots of different kinds of muffins (ie. blueberry muffins). I will definitely make this recipe again!