3/4 cup grated peeled Granny Smith apple (about 1 small apple)
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/2 cup raisins
Vegetable cooking spray
1 cup powdered sugar (optional)
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind (optional)
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (optional)
How to Make It
Whisk together first 3 ingredients until blended.
Remove and reserve streusel packet from muffin mix package. Stir together contents of muffin mix packet and cinnamon in a large bowl. Make a well in center of mixture. Add egg mixture, pineapple, and next 4 ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
Place baking cups in muffin pans. Spray with cooking spray. Spoon batter into cups, filling two-thirds full. Sprinkle evenly with reserved streusel packet.
Bake at 425° for 18 to 23 minutes or until golden. Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool on wire racks.
Stir together powdered sugar, lemon rind, and lemon juice until smooth, and drizzle over tops of muffins, if desired.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Betty Crocker Cinnabon Cinnamon Streusel Premium Muffin Mix.
Wonderful! A little time consuming prep wise with getting the apple and carrots chopped but otherwise very easy and so tasty! I soaked the raisins in hot water to plump them up and soften them before adding them to the mixture.
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