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Apple Streusel Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
Muffin batter
1 ½ cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup fine sugar
¾ cup buttermilk
1 egg
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup apple, pared and chopped
Streusel Topping
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ cup walnuts, chopped
In a small bowl place all ingredients for the streusel topping, combine and set aside. In another bowl mix together sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl add buttermilk and one egg beaten. Combine wet ingredients and add to the dry ingredients in the other bowl. Mix until incorporated and add melted butter and apple. Mix again. Take a lined 12 muffin tin and fill each muffin tin to 1/3 with batter. Top the batter for the 12 muffins with ½ of the streusel topping. Put remaining batter into each tin and then finally top with the remaining streusel topping.  Bake in a preheated 350F degree oven for 35 minutes or until tester comes out clean.  Remove from oven and cool on rack.