Apple Muffins

Skill level:1

Preparation time:30 minutes
Makes: 10-12 muffins

Method
  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Place deep paper cases in a muffin tin.
  2. Sift the flours, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl. Add the sugar and oats, reserving 15ml spoon of oats.
  3. Peel and chop the apples (carefully removing the pips) and add to the dry ingredients and mix.
  4. Beat the eggs and milk together in a small jug (wet ingredients).
  5. Peel, chop and mash up the banana and add the mashed banana with the melted butter to the jug of wet ingredients
  6. Pour the combined wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients.
  7. Fold together until combined. Do not over mix or the muffins will be 'heavy'.
  8. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.
  9. Mix the demerara sugar with the reserved oats and sprinkle over each muffin. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden and firm.

Something else to try:
Replace the apples with blueberries, walnuts or cranberries and make a different muffin every time.

Ingredients
  • 125g Neill's self-raising flour
  • 50g Neill's wholemeal flour
  • 15ml spoon (level) baking powder
  • 5ml spoon ground cinnamon
  • 75g golden granulated sugar
  • 100g oats
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 75g butter, melted
  • ½ x 5ml spoon demerara sugar

Equipment

  • measuring scales
  • sieve
  • measuring spoons
  • small vegetable knife
  • chopping board
  • small jug
  • paper muffin cases
  • spatula
  • oven
  • timer
  • muffin tin/tray