Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

I would like to call them Sinful Cinnamon Muffins…They are simply amazing and oh so moist.What I love about them is the

texture which is more like a coffee cake than a muffin.

These are spiced just right.I love the crunchy streusel…especially with the addition of the chopped walnuts that give it that nice crunch.

A good tip would be to add some of the streusel in the middle of the muffin batter as well.Also the addition of honey gives it a

nice gooey texture.

These muffins are quite a hit with my family and I bake them quite often.I enjoyed baking them and hope you will give them a try

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  •  3/4 cup white sugar
  •   2 teaspoons baking powder
  •   1/2 teaspoon salt
  •   1/3 cup vegetable oil
  •    1/2 cup orange juice
  •    1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •   2 eggs

          DIRECTIONS:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin tin, or line with paper liners.

  2.    In a BOWL stir together 2 cups flour, 3/4 cup white sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, orange juice, buttermilk, vanilla, and eggs. aDD the wet ingredients into the dry, and mix until just blended.

  3.  Fill the prepared muffin cups about halfway.

  4. . In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, the butter,honey nad the mixed nuts to make a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle this generously over the tops of the muffin batter.

  5.  Bake for 20 to 22 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the crown of a muffin, comes out clean. Cool in the pan, over a wire rack.

CInnamon Streusel topping:

2 tablespoons brown sugar

3 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons melted butter

11/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Chopped mixed nuts(walnuts and pecans)

Adapted from: All Recipes

Raisin Bran Muffins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups natural wheat bran
  •  1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  •  2/3 cup brown sugar
  •  1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  •  All Purpose Flour
  •  1 tsp baking soda
  •  1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  •  1/2 cup raisins or dates, optional

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2.  Grease or line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together  Wheat Bran and buttermilk; let stand 5 minutes
  4. Stir in vegetable oil, brown sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  6. Add to first mixture and stir until just blended.
  7.  Gently stir in raisins or dates and spoon into prepared muffin tin
  8.  Bake 15-20 minutes
  9.  Transfer to wire racks and let the muffins cool.