Autumn Feasting...

 Apple-Pumpkin Streusel Muffins--a specialty of Sarah!

2-1/2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 cup (8 ounces) canned pumpkin

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 cups peeled, cored, and grated apples

1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well. In medium bowl combine eggs, pumpkin, and oil; add to dry ingredients, stir until just moistened. Add apples and nuts. Fill well-greased muffin tins about 3/4 full.

Make streusel topping, mix:

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Sprinkle topping liberally over the tops of the muffins. (You can double the streusel topping if you want more for the muffins.) Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes and remove from pans to wire racks. Makes 18-24 muffins.

Perfect for autumn!