Friday, 4 October 2013


“Two old Bachelors were living in one house; One caught a Muffin, the other caught a Mouse.” - Edward Lear

With Halloween around the corner and apples associated with this holiday, here’s a recipe for apple muffins.

Apple Muffins

Ingredients - Muffins
2 and 1/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground mace
Pinch of salt
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 and 1/2 cups diced apples
2/3 cup brown sugar

Ingredients - Topping
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
Icing sugar for dusting (optional)

Preheat the oven to 200˚C and spray a standard 12-piece muffin pan with cooking oil. You may use paper liners for the muffins if desired.
Peel and dice the apples and mix with the brown sugar. Microwave until just tender, not cooked. Cool.
In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, spices.
In a medium bowl, whisk egg, add white sugar, oil, vanilla and apples.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and add egg-apple mixture, stirring gently until incorporated. Divide evenly among the 12 muffin pots.
In a bowl, mix the butter, nuts, sugar and flour until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the muffins.
Bake at 200˚C until a toothpick inserted in the muffin centres comes out clean (abut (20-25 minutes).
Let cool in pan for five minutes and then remove muffins to wire rack to cool. Sprinkle with icing sugar if desired.

This post is part of the Food Friday meme,
and also part of the Food Trip Friday meme

1 comment:

  1. those look delicious!

    thank you so much for sharing over at Food Friday, Nick