Great muffins! I substitute whole wheat flour for 1/2 cup of white, and I use about half brown sugar and half white. I also use applesauce for half of the oil, and that works well. I like Granny Smith apples in these muffins because they hold their shape and flavor nicely (I cut them into big chunks because I like the apples to be noticeable!). I find that extra cinnamon doesn't dry these out because the apples are so moist. And for the topping, I use 1/4 cup of softened butter instead of 1/2, and this seems to be plenty. I wouldn't fill the muffin cups more than 3/4 because the muffins do rise, and the topping can be messy in the oven. Overall, this is a great recipe--wonderful flavor, texture, sweetness, moistness, etc. :)
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Great muffins! I substitute whole wheat flour for 1/2 cup of white, and I use about half...