Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cinnamon Streusal Muffins

This is a Famers Wife original.

These muffins were a last minute dinner for us one night. Every once in awhile (ok... about once a week. haha!) I like to make breakfast for dinner for my family. With the Farming Husband working long hours, and being up and gone long before me and the farming to, we rarely get to eat breakfast together. So this is my way of making up for it, plus who doesn't love a fresh baked piece of bread, or muffin with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee?!? About half an hour before dinner was supposed to be ready I found out that the Farming Husband's best friend was coming over for dinner. As I'm sure you can imagine I was a little embarrassed at serving a guest breakfast for dinner. But at that point the house smelled like a fall day, and darn it I wanted to eat those muffins! I was surprised beyond imagination when our friend ate about 4 of these muffins as fast as he could get them in his mouth. Not only that but the farming tot gobbled these up, not only his but he stole from our plates too. These would be a great Thanksgiving morning breakfast, that can easily be made ahead of time. Or even a new dessert option at your family table this year.

Ingredients: makes about 16-20 muffins
2 c. flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c. oil
2 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1 c. buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. softened butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and lightly spray with cooking spray. Combine all muffin ingredients in electric mixer and beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop a few tablespoons of batter into each cup, so it's about half full. Prepare streusel topping and sprinkle about 1 teaspoon in the center of each muffin. Using the ice cream scoop, scoop in the rest of the batter and top with remaining streusal. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Or until the streusal is golden and the muffins are firm to the touch.

We really enjoyed these muffins, they were delicious and such a great treat. As always if they are approved by the farming tot then they must be good. ;-)! I hope you enjoy these as much as we did. 4.5 stars.

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