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Here's a Tip Tuesday (and a recipe!)--Mess Free Way To Top Your Streusel Muffins or Bruschetta

How many times have you made bruschetta or a muffin with streusel and was frustrated that the topping went everywhere but the top of your bread or muffin?

I can’t take credit for today’s tip. I picked up this tip from my uncle.  I watched him as he prepared bruschetta one holiday and loved his technique.  I also love that it’s green.  I’m totally getting into finding a new use for something used. 

Take an empty yogurt container.

Cut out the bottom.

Hold it over your bread or muffin.

Spoon in your topping.

Voila!  Pretty, mess free topping!!


Here’s the recipe for Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups peeled cored and chopped apples
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons butter
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.

In a large bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt.

In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil.

Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stirring just to moisten.

Fold in apples.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter.

Bake in preheated oven for 24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.


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Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Great tip!

kristi_temple said...

What a great idea! I love pumpkin. I will have to try this recipe soon.

mub said...

Wow, what a great idea!!

heartnsoulcooking said...

What a GREAT!!! idea. I will have to use this idea and the recipe sounds so YUMMY!!!

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Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

YUM! Two of my fav things for fall... pumpkins & apples. I will definitely try these.

darnold23 said...

Great tip!! Thanks for sharing it. I hope to see you at Crock Pot Wednesday this week.

Hoosier Homemade said...

Wow that's a great tip and a yummy recipe too! Thanks!

Britt said...

That is brilliant! You have no idea how many times this would have come in handy. Thanks!

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Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Seriously, this is just such a great idea!

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