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


  • kcal-
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  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
  • salt-


  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 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…

  • 1 tsp cinnamon



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



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

  • 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



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

  • 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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17th May, 2016
Lovely recipe. Used Bramleys instead of dessert apples but just added a bit more sugar, and substituted a finely grated carrot for the raisins. Worked well and great for lunch boxes.
28th Apr, 2016
Good recipe but could do with a pinch of salt.
15th Apr, 2016
Very nice muffins. I did not put sultanas but 4 apples instead of 2 . Light and fluffy muffins. My 4 year old ate 2 in one sitting and he is extremely fussy eater. This one is a keeper.
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19th Feb, 2016
Muffins turned out great, although I used soft brown sugar in place of the caster sugar, and used oat flour in place of the wholemeal. Delicious warm out the oven with a drizzle of honey.
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9th Nov, 2015
My friends and family love this recipe, we use a tiny bit more Apple that listed and wholemeal spelt flour instead of just wholemeal. For an extra treat it's yummy with some homemade apple sauce squirted in the middle.
11th Jan, 2015
Really like this recipe (although I did use a small (150g) pot of natural yoghurt instead of the milk). It made moist and fluffy Muffin perfect for a breakfast on the go or a packed lunch. I think it's worth mentioning (as its not mentioned in the recipe) that Muffin batter shouldn't be over-mixed, just enough that everything is incorporated. I used 2 big Braeburn apples in this and the Muffins were gorgeous! I've also adapted the recipe to make Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins by leaving out the cinnamon and increasing the golden caster sugar to 125g, then adding 100g of frozen raspberries, defrosted, and coated in a little flour so that they dont sink when cooked, and 100g White Choc in place of the apple and sultanas.
8th Jul, 2014
So easy to make, I thought they were very yummy x
9th Apr, 2014
Very good recipe. Good consistency, not dry or gooey. I did not have a wholemeal flour, so I added flax seeds instead, which is even healthier. I also used soft brown sugar and soy milk instead of semi-skimmed. | added chopped hazelnuts and topped them with pumpkin seeds as a decoration. Will make again.
19th Nov, 2013
I made these using natural plain yogurt instead of milk and I skipped the sultanas as my kids are not fond of them. The result was an amazingly soft texture. I would definitely be doing them again and I would recommend others to try them out!
19th Nov, 2013
I made these muffins using plain natural yogurt instead of the milk and left out the sultanas as my kids are not fond of them. The result was amazingly soft texture. I would definitely be doing them again and would recommend others to try them out. You won't be disappointed!


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