Sunshine Streusel Muffins

These muffins with cinnamon, walnuts, raisins and a sweet streusel won't disappoint.

by Dani Yokhna

Sunshine struesel muffinsIngredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped golden raisins
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 cup (2 medium or 3 small) oranges, peeled, seeded, pith and membranes removed, finely chopped
  • Finely grated peel from 1 orange

For streusel topping:

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 T. butter, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp. orange extract

Stir together flour, salt, baking powder, soda and cinnamon. Stir in walnuts and raisins. In a separate bowl, beat egg with brown sugar and oil until blended. Stir in vanilla, chopped oranges and orange zest.

Combine topping ingredients and blend on medium until a crumbly texture is achieved.

Add egg mixture to dry ingredients, stirring only until flour is moistened. Spoon batter into greased muffin pans.

Evenly divide streusel across tops. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until streusel is lightly browned and toothpick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean. Makes 12 medium or 6 to 8 large muffins.

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