Spring is here, which means it is time to dust off the winter cobwebs and perhaps engage in a little spring cleaning. It is also a great time to take inventory of your freezer and pantry and use up the goodies you stashed away last summer or fall and make room for the bounty of this new growing season. I have a very small pantry but found some applesauce hiding in there that I made in the fall. I decided it would be a good start to a batch of muffins.
Muffins are a pretty common staple in our house. I will make a batch, we will eat some fresh and freeze the rest to pull out for lunches, snacks or afternoon tea. These ones are a little more decadent with their streusel topping. If you would like to keep them a bit healthier you could certainly leave off the streusel topping but do you really want to miss out on that buttery crunch?
These muffins are a pretty classic combination with the applesauce, cinnamon and other spices and fill the house with a most inviting aroma. They are very moist and tender. I added some currants this time but often add a little grated apple for extra texture and flavour. Be careful to not add too much apple as they won’t rise as well if they are too heavy with fruit.