Recipe: Cinnamon and apple muffins

I had two sad looking apples in the fruit bowl, rapidly losing their "eat me" appeal. What to do with them? How about making spicy muffins in 15 minutes just using a few extra items from your cupboard. Easy.

Cinnamon and apple muffins (makes 12 muffins)

  • 100g butter
  • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly
  • 125ml milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 125g self raising flour
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 eating apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • Preheat oven to 200C (180 fan) and line your muffin tin with 12 paper cases
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together into a mixing bowl, then stir in the sugar and apples.
  • Beat the butter and egg in a separate mixing bowls and add the milk until blended. Stir into the flour but don't over mix. The mixture should appear a bit lumpy.
  • Spoon the mixture into your paper cases. 
  • To make the topping, mix together 12 brown sugar cubes together with a tsp of ground cinnamon and sprinkle over the tops of your muffins.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until well risen and springy to the touch. Leave the muffins to cool slightly in the tin. 
Best served still warm from the oven but will store well for a few days in an airtight container.


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