Cinnamon Apple Muffins

So easy and quick, perfect for a rushed morning!


2 1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter plus one Tablespoon
1 large granny smith apple
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine 1/3 cup flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.  Cut in 3 Tablespoons of butter until mixture is crumbly.  Set aside.

Melt remaining butter.

Peel the apple and cut into small cubes.

Combine remaining flour, sugar, baking powder, and pinch of salt.

Mix together egg, milk, and vanilla with the melted butter.  Stir egg mixture into the flour mixture.  Stir in apple.

Using an ice cream scooper, scoop rounded spoonfuls into muffin greased muffin tin.  Top with crumb mixture.

Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

Remove from pans and serve warm.

Yield:  12 muffins