I could not find allspice. I looked, but I could not find it. It probably doesn't help that I can't read hardly any of the labels. So I resorted to cinnamon. But can it really be called a resort? I think I have to say that cinnamon is my favorite spice. It's so versatile and just plain yummy. And I don't just love it because my initials, before I got married, practically spelled cinnamon: CMN. Okay, not quite, but you get the picture. All that to say, I used cinnamon today.
Tuesdays with Dorie, the recipe chosen, by Kayte of Grandma's Kitchen Table.
I ended up doubling the amount of spice since cinnamon is not quite as strong as allspice. The flavor was pretty good, with the struesel topping being the best part. I think the muffin itself might have been more exciting with some fruit mixed in, like raisins, dates, or apples. Then these muffins would have been over the top.
I actually made these not too long ago, while I was still in Los Angeles, and I did them mini style. I much prefer the regular sized muffin. Too small and you run the risk of getting dry.
So give these muffins a try, and check out what those other TWDers are doing!