So anyways, last night as I was perusing Pinterest, I came across a recipe for a snickerdoodle muffin. Even though it was 8 o'clock at night, I began to think about breakfast. How yummy did these sound? So yummy. However, I didn't like the recipe. I searched the internet until I found one that I did like - simple and quick and with all the ingredients already in my pantry. I was set.
About 2 hours later, I was still thinking about the snickerdoodle muffin. The recipe I had found was still not quite right. One recipe had required rolling the muffin dough in cinnamon sugar. Huh? The second required baking the muffins, then dipping them in melted butter then cinnamon sugar. I'm not sure why, but somehow that just sounded like muffin blasphemy! That's just plain ol' awkward. So, I thought... streusel! Of course! The go-to topping of choice and SO much easier than rolling individual muffins. So, I found the easiest recipe for streusel possible and combined 2 recipes, and even added an additional ingredient.
Here's the experiment.
1/2 C sugar
1 & 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1 & 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. cinnamon (my addition)
1/3 C butter, melted
1 egg (room temperature)
1/2 C milk
1/4 C brown sugar
1 T soft butter (room temperature)
1/2 t. cinnamon
*You could also add a couple of tablespoons of flour if you like, but I thought, why take away from the creamy goodness of brown sugar?
Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
First, mix all dry ingredients together in a medium-large bowl.
Sift dry ingredients.
Combine with wet ingredients and mix just until the dry ingredients are wet. The batter will be lumpy.
Place in your muffin tins. I got a full dozen with this recipe.
Next, make your streusel by combing the brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon in another small bowl. Stir with a fork until it is moist but crumbly (see above).
Gently sprinkle the streusel on each muffin. You don't have to press it in!
Bake for 20-25 minutes. My gas oven cooks way too hot and fast, so I only baked these for about 17 minutes.
Snickerdoodle goodness for breakfast!!!