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Cinnamon Apple Muffins with Cinnamon-Honey Butter

Even the finicky eaters in my family love these lovely muffins. The cinnamon-honey butter is a tasty accompaniment.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 medium McIntosh apple, peeled and grated
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • CINNAMON-HONEY BUTTER:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, oil and applesauce. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apple. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full.
  • For topping, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Add oats. Sprinkle over muffins.
  • Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat the butter, honey and cinnamon until blended. Serve with warm muffins. Refrigerate leftover butter.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 277 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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