At this time of year, there is lots of FREE fruit about.
Blackberries (I blogged about free jam over on the Pinaddicts blog a week or so ago), elderberries (to make your Christmas gin), and of course apples.
This year has apparently been a bumper crop, and we have had bags gifted to us from our neighbour, a friend, and my parents.
We are bobbing in apples.
No bad thing.
So, I have made apple jam, an apple frangipane tart, we have had baked apples and stewed apple, and also these delicious apple muffins, that I adapted from Nigella’s Apple and Cinnamon Muffins in her Kitchen Book.
This is what you need:
- 2 eating apples
- a handful of raisins/sultanas
- 250g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 50g light brown soft sugar+4 tsp for the topping
- 125ml honey
- 125ml sunflower oil
- 60ml natural yogurt, or 60ml full fat milk and a squeeze of lemon juice
- 2 eggs
This is what you do:
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180Cfan/gas mark 6
- Line your muffin tins, or oil them lightly
- Peel and core the apples and then cut them into approx 1cm dice
- Measure the flour, baking powder, sugar and 1tsp of the cinnamon into a bowl
- In a jug, whisk the honey, yoghurt/milk and lemon combo, oil and eggs and whisk together to mix
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry, and then add the apple and raisins and mix again, but be careful not to over-mix
- Dollop the mix into the muffin tray
- Mix the remaining tsp cinnamon with the 4tsp brown sugar and sprinkle this on top
- Bake for about 20 minutes-until they are well risen and golden
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10mins before removing to cool on a wire rack
These are fantabulous. And they have fruit in them. And aren’t too bad on the sugar/fat stakes.
So dig in!
Happy Friday everyone :)