Cinnamon-Streusel Cider Muffins

Makes 12 muffins
A thick sprinkling of streusel tops a pan of these quick and easy
muffins. Their mild apple flavoring is sure to please all --
especially when they're served fresh from the oven.

For Streusel:
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons cold butter

For Muffins:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
3/4 cup apple cider or apple juice
1/4 cup cooking oil

FOR STREUSEL: Stir brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in small bowl. Cut
in butter with a pastry blender. Set aside.
FOR MUFFINS: Lightly oil twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups or line with
paper baking cups; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl stir together

flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the
center. In a small mixing bowl combine egg, apple cider, and oil; add
all at once to flour mixture. Stir just till moistened. (The batter
should be lumpy.)
Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the batter into each prepared muffin cup.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the brown sugar mixture over each. Fill with
remaining batter. Sprinkle tops of muffins with remaining streusel.
Bake in a preheated 400 F oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
Remove muffins from pans; cool slightly on racks.