Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Yes, these muffins ARE worth 3 pictures!! I made these on a rainy Sunday morning and they were delicious, light and fluffy with a crumbly top!! Served with some coffee, while sitting in a comfy chair looking out at the rain, great start to any day!!

Streusel Topping:
1/2 c plus 2 TBSP all-purpose flour
1/4 c plus 2 TBSP packed brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c plus 1 TBSP butter, softened

2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 c soymilk
8 oz cream cheese (I like Tofutti)
1/2 c butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBSP cinnamon
1 c brown sugar, not packed
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

This makes 16 muffins

Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin cups with paper liners.
To make streusel: combine all the streusel ingredients using your fingertips, until large crumbs form. Set aside.
To make muffins: combine vinegar and soymilk; it will curdle and become like buttermilk.
Using a mixer, combine cream cheese, butter, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar, and extract. Stir in the buttermilk mixture. Add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until combined, being careful not to overmix. Divide ALL the batter amount the 16 liners. Divide ALL the streusel among the muffins, pressing it down a little so it sticks to the batter.
Bake 25 mins, or until toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

1 comment:

  1. These were SO FREAKING DELICIOUS. I will be making them for the second time this week today, because my (omni) family only let me eat 2. Thank you for the recipe!!!