Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

Here is another delicious recipe

Apple and cinnamon muffins

9 oz (250g) self raising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 – 1½  tsp cinnamon

4 oz (110g) white granulated sugar

1 egg

5 floz milk

3 oz melted Glenilen farm butter

6oz (170g) apple (any type), peeled cored and finely chopped

A handful of raisins of chopped walnuts (optional)

Optional topping:

2-3 tablespoons soft brown sugar

  1. Prepare muffin tins. Preheat oven to 190 degrees.
  2. In a lafge bowl, sift together or stir well with a fork: flour, baking powder, salt and spice. Stir in sugar. Make a well in centre.
  3. In another bowl, beat agg with a fork. Stir in milk, butter an chopped apple.
  4. Pour all the wet mixture into dry. Stir until just combined, there may even still be some dry flour in the bowl, that’s ok, the trick is not to overmix. Fold in raisins/walnuts if using.
  5. Spoon immediately into muffin tin. Sprinkle tops with sugar if you like. Makes 18 muffins in our house. Bake for 20 – 25 mins until tops are lightly browned and spring back when touched.
  6. Leave to cool on cooling tray.

For an added treat serve with Glenilen farm crème fraiche.

I make these for the kids lunch boxes, as they don’t have too much sugar or fat compared to regular buns. If any left I freeze them but they’re usually eaten before they get that far!