Last week, during the half term holiday, we spent a lot of time cooking and baking lot of cakes. I had a lot of cox apples left at home. They were quite small and sour hence both children didn’t want to eat it. So I decided to use them to bake apple and cinnamon muffin. This recipe will make you six muffins.
First, I got Mr K to remove the skin of the apples. Then I used the slicer to remove the core and chopped them into chunks. I left the chunks quite big as they will go quite soft after baking. Next I soaked the chopped apples in freshly pressed orange juice. This is to keep the apples from going brown. I didn’t have lemon hence I used orange juice which works too.
- 150g self-raising flour, sifted
- 150g butter
- 125g golden caster sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2- 3 apples, cut in chunks
- Whisk the butter and golden caster sugar until well blended.
- Next add the beaten eggs (one at a time) with one spoon of flour.
- Add the rest of the flour and cinnamon.
- Add the apples into the mixture and divide them into the muffin cases.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 160°C.
These muffins were very tasty and the apples work really well. Both children were very helpful in the kitchen by helping me to measure all the ingredients. They did ditch me after a while for me to finish the baking and clean up though. Hmmm…
Anyway, this is a great way to use fruits in baking and they taste great too.