Serve these cinnamon and clove spiced muffins with mugs of warm apple cider.

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Ingredients

Muffins:

Topping:

Directions

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat standard-size muffin pan with 12 indentations with cooking spray.

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Muffins:

  • In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, cloves.

  • In medium-size bowl, whisk egg, sugar, oil and vanilla. Add applesauce.

  • Make well in center of dry ingredients. Pour egg mixture into well; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in diced apple. Divide among 12 muffin cups (1/3 cup each).

Topping:

  • In clean bowl, mix butter, nuts, sugar and flour until crumbly. Sprinkle over tops of muffins.

  • Bake in 375 degree F oven until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 22 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove muffins to wire rack; let cool. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar just before serving, if desired. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; 13 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 28 mg cholesterol; 202 mg sodium. 45 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 4 g protein;

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