Today there will be a treat waiting for Big Sister when she gets home from 4th grade with a spend-the-night friend. Food sensitivities (soy, egg & peanuts) make it hard to pick up an after school snack on the way home. No drive-thru windows for her. Or at least not very often. These muffins are not quite like the cupcakes she cannot have but are still very yummy.
This recipe has been passed around for years. I found it again on Southern Plate where the former Weight Watchers recipe (low-fat and high fiber) became less diet but more delicious when the crumb topping was added. It has no eggs or soy. The topping recipe will make enough for several batches of muffins, so the next time you bake it's super easy. Big Sister has made these all by herself a couple of times. She only needs help getting the hot pan out of the oven.
Here is my version of this recipe: