Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Apple Pie-Crumb Cake Muffins (vegan)

Another instant favorite from 'Vegan with a Vengeance', * * * * *. These muffins are really good, the perfect mixture of spice and sweet. They moved into 1st place in my fiancee's vegan baked goods list (I still prefer cupcakes with extra sweet icing for 1st place). They make a great naughty breakfast treat or semi-healthy dessert.

Ingredients for Muffins:
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup apple cider
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup grated apple (about 1 apple)
1/2 cup apple, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces (about 3/4 of an apple)

For Topping: 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 allspice pinch salt 3 tbsp canola oil

Topping -> Mix all dry goods together in small bowl. Drizzle oil while crumbling with fingertips. set aside

Preheat oven to 375*F

Muffins -> In large bowl, sift together/process flour, sugar, b-soda, b-powder, spices, salt. create a well and add cider, oil, and vanilla. Mix. Fold in both apple types.

Fill each muffin cup 2/3 fill. Sprinkle crumb top over each muffin. Bake approx. 22 minutes.

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