Tuesday, 18 February 2014

This week: apple and cinnamon muffins

My son is on his half-term holiday from school this week. It's only day two but so far, so good. We have a few things scheduled for the week but also plenty of time to do whatever takes our fancy and to enjoy some unprepared time together. This morning he was off to a play date at a friend's house and so after breakfast we decided to make some muffins for him to take with him.

We had a couple of apples lying around that were past their best and so opted for some apple and cinammon muffins. It's a recipe I have made a fair few times in the past. It's a blueberry muffin recipe from a cookbook I have, but substituting the blueberries for grated apple and some cinnamon. Both children were keen to help and did a great job!
Apple and cinnamon muffins - makes 6 large muffins / 10 mini-muffins


100g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
40g caster sugar
1 egg beaten
2 tbsp milk
50g butter, melted & cooled
1 apple, peeled & grated
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • Heat oven to 220C/425F/gas 7. Line your muffin tin with paper cases.
  • Sift flour and baking powder together in a bowl and then stir in the sugar and cinammon.
  • Whisk together the egg, milk and melted butter.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix briefly.
  • Add the grated apple, stir in gently.
  • Divide the mixture among your muffin cases and bake for 20 mins / until muffins are well risen and firm to the touch.

You could enjoy these muffins for breakfast (they are not too sugary), or for a sweet treat at any time in the day. Easy to make, great for the children to help out with and the apple keeps them nice and moist (although they are best eaten on the day you make them).

Have you been doing any baking this week?

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  1. ooooh those muffins sound lovely, I love apple and cinnamon, great choice. What a fun way to spend a morning. Thank you for linking up with kids in the kitchen. :)

    1. Thanks Anne, we did all enjoy making them :-)

  2. We love apple and we love cinnamon - so these are definitely going to be a must for us to try out! x

  3. Yummy, muffins are great for little ones to make so we'll be giving these a try. I like that they don't sound too sweet too

    1. Thanks :-). I like the sound of your yoghurt muffin recipe too!

  4. I absolutely love this combination of flavours together. Never thought of making them as cupcakes, they look yummy!

    1. Thanks Suzanne! You're right, the two flavours really compliment each other well.

  5. Yummy!! Apple muffins are popular here also. Lately I've been baking lots and lots of raisin oatmeal cookies. And like you, I prefer them not too sweet. :)

    1. I love raisin and oatmeal cookies too! Still don't have a favourite recipe for making them though - they do often tend to be too sweet for me but I guess I just need to play around with a recipe or two until I get something that fits :-)

    2. I made your muffins and YUMMY!!! :)

    3. So glad you tried them and enjoyed them!

  6. These look lovely and great to cook with the kids. Sorry I'm popping over later than usual from #recipeoftheweek - Linky Tools went down! Thanks for linking up. I've Pinned and Tweeted this post and a fresh linky is open over on the blog x


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