In my ongoing quest for ‘healthy’ cake I recently adapted an existing muffin recipe to use up some of the many windfall apples I get from my mum-in-law at this time of year. Knocking up a batch of these is a great thing to do on a gloomy autumn afternoon, and they’re so easy kids can have a go at them too!
To make 12 muffins you will need…
275g plain flour (wholemeal if you like)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
150g golden caster sugar
225g chopped apple
75ml sunflower or rapeseed oil
175ml apple juice
2 medium eggs
Pre-heat your oven to 190ºC/gas 5.
Place 12 large paper cases in your muffin tin.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Mix the wet ingredients together in a jug.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones.
Mix lightly until the flour has disappeared, but the mixture is still a bit lumpy.
Fold in the apple and raisins.
Divide the mixture between the paper cases.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until well-risen and a bit crusty.
Enjoy – these are perfect with coffee!