Apple & sultana muffins

Apple & sultana muffins

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(39 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Makes 12
These fruity muffins make a healthy lunchbox snack, scroll down for two other great lunchtime fillers

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


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  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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  • 1 tsp cinnamon



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  • 50g wholemeal flour
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs



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  • 125ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 2 apples, grated



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  • 100g sultana


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. In a large bowl mix the self-raising flour, baking powder, cinnamon, wholemeal flour and golden caster sugar.

  2. In another bowl, mix the eggs, semi-skimmed milk and sunflower oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well, then stir in the grated apples and sultanas.

  3. Divide the mix between 12 muffin cases and bake for 25 mins. Cool on a wire rack, then pack in a container for lunch.

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16th May, 2020
Great muffins and freeze well if you make extra
11th Nov, 2019
I'm guessing these must have been featured in a healthy baking issue. I found them pretty tasteless. I would consider adding twice the amount of cinammon to give them some flavour. Baking time was spot on. I used a digital thermometer to double check
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15th May, 2019
Very easy to make and very popular with the kids! Not too sweet and cinnamon flavour not too strong. Will be making these again.
11th Jan, 2019
This is one of the best muffin recipes I’ve tried. It’s quick and easy to make and tastes delicious. I didn’t have wholemeal flour, so I increased the self-raising flour. I used Jazz apples, which gave the muffins a really sweet taste. Next time I’ll reduce the sugar to try and be healthier.
18th Jan, 2018
Lovely texture. I used a cooking apple, some dried apricots and some rye flour in place of the 2 apples, sultanas and wholemeal flour.
9th Oct, 2017
Made these almost exactly as the recipe apart from swapping cinnamon with vanilla essence. They were super easy and quick to make. They are on the healthier side as far as muffins go, and for me could be sweeter. I did sprinkle some Demerara sugar on before baking with gave a lovely crunchy topping
18th Mar, 2017
Have made these about 50 times, love it, i add a banana as well if i need to use any up, hit with the family!
6th Nov, 2016
Made for 1st time today and great success. Swapped grated carrot for the sultanas and worked really well.
16th Oct, 2016
Great recipe. Used a bit more apple and cinnamon (because I adore the flavor) and used 150 gr all-purpose flour + 100 gr wholemeal flour + 2 tsp baking powder. Instead of 125 ml milk, I used 80 ml milk + 45 gr full fat yoghurt. Flexible and easy recipe .. will for sure bake it in the future. Indeed lovely with some runny honey on the top.
18th Sep, 2016
Brilliant recipe idea! I started making it and realised that I didn't have all the ingredients, so I substituted the following: 1. Wholemeal flour+2 tsp of baking powder (instead of self-raising). 2. Wholemeal spelt flour instead of wholemeal wheat 3. 1 little pot of yogurt instead of the oil (only had olive and I didn't want the flavour) I also added: 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cardamom powder, pinch of nutmeg; dried blueberries mixed with the sultanas; pinch of salt; almond brittle sprinkled on top. Made them into mini-muffins, the recipe made 32!! Extremely easy, fluffy, delicious. My 4 years old inhaled three of them for afternoon snack. My work mates devoured the others the next day. Stole another commenter's idea and served them with warm apple sauce. Next time, warm with vanilla ice cream, home made custard, caramel sauce...endless possibilities!


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Kat Skews
11th May, 2020
Quick and easy to make. Instead of sultanas I used raisins soaked in dark rum and added more cinnamon as well as 1 tsp of mixed spice. I also topped each muffin before baking with some rolled oats mixed with damarera for a little added sweetened crunch. Not too sweet, a pretty tasty snack.
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24th Feb, 2019
I halved the sugar and added in some grated carrot and they tasted great! I decorated them with walnut halves and a sprinkle of seeds. The only problem was that they stuck to the cases - but it's the price to pay for these wonderful, fluffy fairy cakes that are not only delicious, but healthy too! I am going to try to adapt the muffins to make carrot and courgette savoury muffins.
28th Oct, 2013
I diced the apples into small cubes. This added a bit more texture to the muffin.
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