Apple muffins with pecan topping

Apple muffins with pecan topping

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Prep: 10 mins


These muffins aren’t too sweet and are delicious warm with a slice of cheese

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal226
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.56g
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  • 350g plain flour
  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 50g dark muscovado sugar, plus 1 tbsp extra for the topping
  • 50g pecan, chopped
    Pecan nuts



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…

  • 2 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 1 tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 284ml tub soured cream
  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 3 eating apple (about 140g/50z each), peeled and cored



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 2-3 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Line a muffin tin with muffin cases. In a small bowl, use your fingertips to rub 50g of the flour together with the butter to make breadcrumbs. Stir through 1 tbsp sugar and the chopped pecans, then set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, sift together the remaining flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt, then stir in the sugar and cinnamon and set aside. Coarsely grate two of the apples, then beat together with the soured cream, egg and 2 tbsp milk. Make a well in the dry ingredients and quickly fold through the wet ingredients, adding an extra tbsp milk if really dry. Don’t over-mix or your muffins will be tough. It doesn’t matter if there are lumps of flour.

  3. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases – they should be about two-thirds full – then sprinkle over the pecan topping. Thinly slice the final apple, then poke slices into the tops of the muffins. Bake for 20 mins or until risen, golden and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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Comments (10)

HBomb's picture

These muffins were disgusting, don't waste the time and ingredients on them. Very disappointing. Cooking times rubbish, flavours rubbish. If I could give no stars I would.

athijsen's picture

Very tasteless and the pecans didn't stay on top. Wouldn't make this again

masarat's picture

i tried these and found them to be absolutely delicious. all my family really enjoyed them and all of them have a sweet tooth. can't understand why it didn't work for some people.

jordiekins's picture

I agree with the others, really disappointing. Pretty nasty, very tasteless and took a very long time to cook through. Avoid this recipe.

bowley1's picture

Tried making these with chocolate sponge and chopped up Orange Segements and peel in, lovely when you got a bit of Orange BUT the sponge was not at all sweet (am I havent got a massivily sweet tooth) and so I would be tempted to add another 25g of sugar. Really easy to make though, I whipped up a batch when my sons friend came for tea. Makes 12 good side muffins and we served them with warm custard which was a hit. the rest are going in the freezer for another time and as they are not quite sweet enough will be drizzled with a little melted choc as a snack for the kids.

savanskisan's picture

I can understand Gems comment - although I haven`t made these particular Muffins, every-time I have made Muffins, they have been awful - I don`t know if I do something wrong, but the texture is just too `holey` and yes, I agree with Gems, tasteless, so I have given up making them.

bronagh_g's picture

They were great I made them for my husband and he loved them! They were great for his lunch although they did make a lot more than 6 muffins so I used the rest of the mixture to make a loaf cake but was great as well! Will make them again.

rkvizor's picture

I thought that these were brilliant, as did my friends. They are great for breakfast served warm!

gemmadavis's picture

These are horrible and tasteless.

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