Sunday, May 23, 2010
SO MANY APPLES!!
I overbought (?) apples last week, every time I went to the shops I came out with another bag of apples - not sure why, I don't even think I ate any of them!!! Anyway the glut had to be used, and I turned to Nigella (as I often do!!) and decided to alter her Pear and Ginger Muffins to make Apple and Cinnamon Muffins. They weren't the nicest muffins that ever came out of my oven, but they were nice. With a bit of tweaking the should be really good. Next time I will use some wholemeal flour (somehow the apples call for a healthier option) and I think I will grate the apples, rather than chop them - which I think will improve the texture.
You may notice that I only used three apples in the muffins - I now have the awful job of uprooting the juicer from the back of the "everything I can't bare to throw away" cupboard!!!
An ice-cream scoop is really handy for measuring muffins into their paper cases.
Apple and Cinnamon Muffins
250g plain flour (or 100g wholemeal and 150 g plain flour)
2 tsp baking powder
150g caster sugar
75g light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
142 ml sour cream (or 150ml if handier)
125ml sunflower oil
15ml honey or maple syrup
2 large eggs
3 apples - roughly grated
Preheat oven to 200 C
Line 12 muffin tin with muffin papers
Mix flour, baking powder, the sugars and cinnamon in a bowl.
Whisk the sour cream, oil, honey and eggs in another bowl (or measuring jug)
Fold wet ingredients into the day ones.
Mix in the apple, then divide the mixture evenly between the muffin cases.
Bake for 20 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean.
Remove to a wire rack.
Posted by Brownieville Girl at 9:51 PM
Labels: fruit, healthy, muffins, Nigella Lawson
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I love apples and cinnamon together. I do like the sound of these. I must hunt them out and bear in mind your tip about grating the apples. Lovely pic. That is a gorgeous wee jug. x
Like Brenda I love apples and cinnamon, this muffins look awesome, xx gloria
I love apples. So I'd love these too :) I made apple shortcake yesterday. That was delicious too. And apples with custard - my favourite dish on Earth. But what I really wanted to tell you was that we FINALLY made the onion mush last night. Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant.
I love apples and cinnamon too but I usually wait until apple season to make anything with them because the apples here are not worth the money out of season. I'll have to remember this recipe in October when the orchards here start selling their apples.
Thanks Granny, I love the jug too!!!
Gloria, thank you for the kind words.
Saffy, DELIGHTED you liked the onion mush!!
Edie, I know I should also wait for Autumn for Apples but #1 son would die if he didn't have a regular supply!
Lovely blog. These look such tasty muffins!!
These look delish BVG, perfect with a cuppa. Lucie x
They look scrumptious to me!
Natalie, Lucie and Julie - thanks :-}}
BG try buttermilk as it makes for very light and moist muffins.
I always love using fresh fruits in my baking and yours look s delicious! Yummmm....
Have a great weekend!
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