Caroline Wright

VIDEO RECIPE: Apple Peanut Butter Swirled Muffins with Streusel Topping

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The secret to these fantastic muffins is the peanut butter and cinnamon incorporated into both the streusel topping and the muffin portion. The awesome streusel topping contains ooey, gooey Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter mixed with the flour, butter, and extra cinnamon. It gets even more exciting beneath the streusel surface – one finds buried Cinnamon Raisin Swirl treasure baked right into the moist, cinnamon-y cake.

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
3/4 cup light brown sugar, divided
2 large eggs
1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter, divided
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter, divided

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

2. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1 tablespoon butter and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Use hands to squeeze mixture into large clumps; set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. In a separate large bowl, whisk together remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter and applesauce. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until combined; spoon into prepared muffin tins (about 2/3 full). Add 1 tablespoon peanut butter to each cup; press peanut butter into batter with the back of a spoon and scoop enough batter over top to cover. Sprinkle each muffin with streusel mixture.

4. Bake muffins set on a large rimmed baking sheet about 20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Cool muffins in pan 15 minutes before removing.

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VIDEO RECIPE: Apple Peanut Butter Swirled Muffins with Streusel Topping