Allspice Crumb Muffins

Once my gymnastics coach told me that I was allowed to bake for my team (as long as it was reasonably healthy…:P) I knew exactly what I was going to do. These muffins have been on my bucket list for awhile now, so it felt good to be able to make these all-around amazing allspice muffins.

Allspice is commonly known for it’s appearances along with nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves inside of pumpkin pie, giving it a nice warm tone. These muffins, not overpowering with the allspice flavor along with the buttery crumbly topping are a must have, no matter the season. Besides, who can resist a golden brown decadent topping? Gosh knows I can’t :).

Next time I would make less crumble, but I’ll give you the whole recipe if you want to use it.

Allspice Crumb Muffins- Makes 12 Muffins

Courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker

Ingredients

For the Streusel

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into squares.

For the Muffin

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) melted unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used fat free, but you could use reduced fat or whole)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray 12 muffin tins.
  2. For the stressful, in a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and allspice. Add the cold butter until you get pea-sized crumbs. Set aside.
  3. For the muffins, mix together the flour, granulated sugar and allspice in a large bowl. Stir in the brown sugar, making sure there are no lumps.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, melted butter, milk and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ones and whisk until just incorporated. The batter will be lumpy.
  6. Divide the batter into the muffin tins, then sprinkle the topping. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
  7. Enjoy!

Whip yourself up a batch, you won’t be disappointed :)

-Rayna :)

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