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apple and cinnamon muffins

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Cooking time

Prep: 45 minutes Cook: 45 minutes @10 Min for preping apple

Skill level

More effort


Makes 12 x large or 16 standard

Lovely twist on the basic muffin recipe and an alternative to chocolate moist on the in side and crunchy topping

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Sauce pan ingredients

  • • 2 tsp cinnamon or ginger
  • • 2 small eating apples cored and diced
  • • 100g sultanas
  • • Table spoon of soft brown sugar for apples
  • • Soft brown sugar or sprinkling on muffins before placing oven
  • • Vanilla extract 2drops

Basic muffin mix

  • • 2 medium eggs •
  • • 125ml vegetable oil
  • • 250ml semi-skimmed milk or thin plain yoghurt
  • • 175g golden caster sugar or soft light brown
  • • 400g self-raising flour (or same quantity plain flour and 3 tsp baking powder)
  • Makes 12 x large or 16 standard


  1. 1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line 2 muffin trays with paper muffin cases.

  2. 2. In a small sauce pan place sultanas and apple table spoon of water, cinnamon/ginger and 1 table spoon of soft brown sugar bring to a simmer about 5 min then leave to cool

  3. 3. In a large bowl beat the eggs lightly with a handheld electric mixer for 1 min or low setting on a standard planet mixer. Add the oil and milk /yoghurt and beat until just combined then add the sugar and whisk until you have a smooth batter. Sift in the flour and salt (and baking powder if using) then mix until just smooth. Be careful not to over-mix the batter as this will make the muffins tough. Stir in apple and dried fruit mix

  4. Fill muffin cases two-thirds full and bake for 20-25 mins, Little longer if ex large until risen, firm to the touch and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. If the trays will not fit on 1if small-2if xl shelf, swap the shelves around after 15 mins of cooking. Leave the muffins in the tin to cool for a few mins and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Michaela Phillips
15th Nov, 2018
It doesn’t state in the ingredients how much salt to use and it doesn’t say in the method, where/when to put the vanilla in? I’ve muffins in the oven without vanilla. Hope they still taste good eh?!
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