Chunky Apple Raisin Muffins

Chunky Apple Raisin Muffins with Streusel Topping

(Recipe makes 24 small muffins)

3 C flour

1 t cinnamon

1 t nutmeg

2 t baking soda

1 C golden raisins

1 C vegetable oil

2 C sugar

2 extra-large eggs

1 t vanilla

Zest of 1 orange

2 C applesauce

1 large apple, chunky dice

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Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and soda in a bowl and whisk well to evenly incorporate. Add raisins to flour mix. Using your fingers, separate the raisins and evenly coat them with the flour mix.

Place eggs, vanilla, and zest into a pourable container.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add sugar and oil. Beat on medium high speed with the paddle attachment. Slowly drizzle in the egg mix. Continue to beat until airy and well combined.

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With mixer on the slowest speed, alternately add flour mix and applesauce. Do not over mix. Finish incorporating by hand.

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Using an ice cream scoop, portion out batter into a muffin tin coated with non-stick baking spray. Fill them 2/3 full. Push 3 or 4 cut pieces of apple into the batter. Sprinkle streusel topping on each and place in a 400 degree oven for 13 minutes. Rotate pan and continue to cook for another 10 minutes or so until tops are just set to the touch. Allow to cool before removing from the tin.

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