- 1 large apple - cored and chopped into small pieces - about 1 cup
- 1 and 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter - softened
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- For Topping:
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Prepare 12 regular muffin cups with muffin papers or a light coating of cooking spray. - these don't stick so don't be afraid to skip the muffin papers.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Cut in the butter by hand until the texture is like wet-sand.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, then add the milk and mix well.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined and moistened. Then fold in apple pieces.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full. Sprinkle topping evenly over the muffins.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Careful not to overcook - my walnuts on top were almost burned.