Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Spiced Apple Crumble Muffins


When stepping inside your front door, nothing beats the welcoming smell of spiced muffins baking in the oven.

These fruity, crumbly-topped numbers are packed full of flavour, leaving the sweet taste of cinnamon and nutmeg on your tongue. The perfect accompaniment to a chai latte me thinks!

The first batch of muffins I ever baked were a complete disaster and I nearly threw all my toys out of the pram....or muffins out of the tray, I should say. They tasted like a dream but were completely the wrong texture.

My second attempt with my Gooey White Chocolate & Blueberry Muffins were an absolute hit! So I'm continuing my muffin adventures with much more confidence now!

MUFFIN LESSON #1: NO OVER MIXING!

Muffin lesson learnt.

I've been munching away at these whilst being glued to Love Island. Team Jack & Dani!

Who are you rooting for??




What you'll need//

275g self raising flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
0.5 tsp ground ginger
100g soft dark brown sugar
1 large egg
2 baking/Granny Smith apples
50g natural yogurt
175ml milk
4 tbsp veggie/sunflower oil

For the crumble topping//

1 tsp butter (room temp)
1 tbsp flour
20g oats
pinch of cinnamon
1 tbsp demerara sugar
sprinkling of finely chopped apple skin
sprinkle of pumpkin/sunflower seeds

12 muffin cases
12 hole muffin tray

Makes 12 muffins :)




What to do//

Preheat your oven to 170 degrees fan / 190 degrees normal / gas mark 3 and line a 12 hole muffin tray with 12 paper cases.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together all your dry muffin ingredients.

In a separate bowl, whisk your egg and add your remaining wet ingredients, including your finely diced apples - leaving a small sprinkling of the apple skin aside for the crumble topping.

Add your wet ingredients to your dry and gently stir in until the flour has JUST disappeared. DO NOT OVER MIX! Or you'll have a stodgy muffin!

No one likes a stodgy muffin.

Place a couple of big dollops of mixture into each muffin case (see pic below for amount).

In a clean bowl, using your fingertips rub your room temperature butter into the flour, oats, cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle this mixture on each muffin along with some pumpkin seeds and apple skin.




Bake for approx 25 mins.

Leave to cool before eating. Or don't!

Mmmmmm warm spiced apple muffins.




Did your kitchens smell as good as mine? I bet they did! You'll be the envy of all your neighbours with your sweet smelling kitchen!

Enjoy lovely bakers!

Betty x


Looking for a healthy breakfast alternative? Did you see my Zero Baddies Nutty Cocoa Bircher?



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