It is the season for birthdays in this house. Happy Birthday Mom! It was also my daughters big day yesterday, so slumber party will commence on Friday evening. This makes for a pretty busy week and wouldn’t you know it I have been coughing through the whole thing. It is very tiresome. Cold season is upon us and my family has been hit with a vengeance! Here’s hoping we all get well quickly. Cough and all I still made muffins. I probably should lay off of sugar for a while but these comforting homey muffins were just too good to resist. So I made them, and ate them and all seemed well in my world at least for a wee bit.
Recipe from Betty Crocker
Makes 12 muffins
- 1 3/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2/3 cup oil
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large apple, peeled, shredded (about 1 cup)
- 1/3 cup cream cheese (from 8-oz package)
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
- 1. Place cream cheese in small mixing bowl. Measure out brown sugar, remove 1 Tbsp. and add to cream cheese. Place remaining brown sugar in large mixing bowl. To brown sugar add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- 2. Beat eggs in separate small mixing bowl. Remove 1 Tbsp. of egg to cream cheese bowl. To eggs add, oil, applesauce, and vanilla.
- 3. Beat into dry ingredients until just combined. Stir in grated apple.
- 4. Beat together cream cheese, brown, sugar and egg.
- 5. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Place a spoonful of muffin batter into each cup. Top with a heaping tsp. of cream cheese. Top with additional spoonful of muffin batter.
- 6. Mix together streusel ingredients and sprinkle on top of muffins.
- 7. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let cool.
- 8. Eat and enjoy!