Apple Pie Crumb Cake Muffins

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Apple Pie Crumb Cake Muffins

For Muffins:
1 1/2 cups flour (we used whole wheat pastry flour)
1/4 cup plus 2 T raw (turbinado) sugar (we forgot the extra and they still tasted great!)
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground allspice
1/8 t ground cloves
1/4 t salt
3/4 cup apple cider or applesauce
1/3 cup olive or coconut oil
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 cup grated apple
1/2 cup chopped apple (1/4 inch pieces)

For topping:
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground allspice
Pinch of salt
3 T olive or coconut oil

Prepare the topping by mixing all the dry topping ingredients together in a small bowl. Drizzle the oil while mixing with your fingertips until crumbs form. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a 12 – muffin tin.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the dry muffin ingredients. Create a well in the center and add the apple cider, oil, and vanilla. Mix, then fold in the grated and chopped apple.

Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full. Sprinkle the crumb topping over each muffin. Bake for 22 minutes.