I did read reviews and meant to add cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter, but forgot! And yeah, it was a pretty bland muffin, even with extra cinnamon in the streusel topping. Also, I tripled the recipe because I had a lot of apples to use up and so I could freeze some for later, but instead of getting 36 muffins like I planned on, I got 42 regular-size, PLUS 42 mini muffins! I used every pan I had! But that's fine, my kids love muffins and will be glad to have them for later. In tripling the recipe, I first peeled and cored the apples then put them in the food processor. After each batch I put them in a measuring bowl and stirred in 1/4 c. white sugar, to leech the juice out, as another reviewer suggested. I ended up with about 5 c. apples for a triple batch. I put only 3/4 c. white sugar in with the apples. Then I creamed 1/2 c. butter, 1/2 c. white sugar and 1 c. brown sugar (cut the sugar way back). To that I added 1/2 c. oil, 1/2 c. applesauce, the eggs and vanilla. Then I mixed in the dry ingredients and folded in the apples. I added abt 3/4 c. oats to my streusel topping (for the triple batch: 1 c. brown sugar, 3 T. flour, 3/4 tsp. cinnamon, 3/4 c. oats and 3 T butter). There was enough streusel for the 42 reg. muffins but not the minis. By then I had realized there were no spices in the batter, so before scooping out the mini muffins I added cinnamon, nutmeg and a little allspice to the batter. They have a lot more flavor and I will definitely add those next time!
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I did read reviews and meant to add cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter, but forgot! And yeah,...