Sunday, May 23, 2010



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.



Rhyleysgranny said...

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

Gloria Baker said...

Like Brenda I love apples and cinnamon, this muffins look awesome, xx gloria

Saffy said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Brownieville Girl said...

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!

Unknown said...

Lovely blog. These look such tasty muffins!!

Lucie said...

These look delish BVG, perfect with a cuppa. Lucie x

Julie said...

They look scrumptious to me!

Brownieville Girl said...

Natalie, Lucie and Julie - thanks :-}}

Jutta said...

BG try buttermilk as it makes for very light and moist muffins.

My Little Space said...

I always love using fresh fruits in my baking and yours look s delicious! Yummmm....
Have a great weekend!
Cheers, Kristy