Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

I had to post this pic of my beautiful princess Coco. This is how I sometimes find her, on her back in all her fluffy glory! Yep, she definitely has a good life ;o)

After having a break from baking last week I was sure my boys were starting to miss their home-baked goods and I couldn’t have been more right! The Apricot Seed Bars I made yesterday have been devoured in less than 24 hours; do you reckon they missed my baking? So being the good mummy and wifey I have baked them these Apple & Cinnamon Muffins. I wonder how long they will last?! I am sure they will be a great success, they really are wonderfully delish. If you have some spare apples sitting in the fruit bowl, this is the perfect recipe to make use of those apples. These muffins are beautifully moist from the grated apple and personally I think apple and cinnamon flavours work great together. I love how the topping adds that extra crunch. This muffin recipe is a "must try".

Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

Ingredients
275g (10oz) plain flour
4 level tsps Baking Powder
75g (3oz) caster sugar
2 medium sized eggs
225ml (8floz) milk
110g (4oz) butter (melted)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
75g (3oz) cooking apples (peeled and grated)
1 tsp cinnamon

Topping
2 tbsp Demerara sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon.

Method
Preheat oven to 200ºC/400ºF/Gas Mark 6 and place 12 Muffin Cases in a muffin / deep cupcake tin.
Sieve the flour and Baking Powder together in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, eggs, milk, butter and Vanilla Extract.
Fold flour etc. into the egg mixture; add the apple and cinnamon and mix gently to form a lumpy batter.
Divide the mixture between the muffin cases, sprinkle on the topping and bake at the top of the oven for 25-30 minutes until well risen and golden brown.
Remove muffins from tin and cool on a wire rack.

19 comments:

Happy cook said...

I love apple and cinamon combo.
The always go well together.

Rosie said...

Did the boys miss your baking - I bet they did!! Love the pic of little sweet coco she's such a cutie :)

Those muffins look delicious Maria and what great falvours mmmmmm apple & cinnamon a match made in heaven!!

Rosie x

Kelly-Jane said...

I'll bet they missed your baking! Your muffins look lovely, as does Coco - she definitely has a good life, bless her furry paws :)

KJxx

Maria said...

Thanks Kelly and yes Coco is one pampered kitty who has a good life, so much so she's on a diet now! She loves her food and will eat almost everything, one of her favs is toast and butter ;o)

Maria
x

Maria said...

Hi Happy Cook
I agree great combo!

Rosie thanks sweetie! My boys prefer home-baked goods, rather than processed shop bought rubbish! So yes they have missed my baking and I plan on making up for loss time ;o)

Maria
x

Victoria Sponge said...

Apple and cinnamon, yum. Apple and cinnamon muffin, double yum. These will be great for me to make for Amelie.
Coco is gorgeous! xx
Vicky xxx

Joy the Baker said...

What a lovely blog! I just found you on Tastespotting and I love it! These muffins look like something I can make out of the aging apples in my basket. Thank you for sharing. I'm sure you family devoured them!

JillyB said...

I don't think that you can beat apple and cinnamon either! The muffins look lovely. And what a life Coco has too!!

Maria said...

Hi Vicky thanks for the lovely comments and I am sure your cutie Amelie would love these!

Hi Joy, welcome and thanks for the lovely comments. I have been over to your blog and wow oh wow you are one talented baker!

Hi Jilly, I agree you can't beat apples and cinnamon! Thanks for the lovely comments.

Maria
x

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Apple and cinnamon yum!
Cute cat too.

Deborah said...

My dog often sleeps like that - it always makes me laugh!

I'm always looking for new muffin recipes, and this one sounds fantastic!

Gigi said...

I adore the apple and cinnamon combination. Especially in a muffin.

P.S. Coco is a cutie!

Nickki said...

They look delicious, apple/cinnnamon are my favourite muffins. I definitely agree with you on home baked goods, I refuse to buy any baked stuff from the shop! xx

Maria said...

Erica, thanks ;o)

Deborah it makes me giggle when I walk into a room and see my cats on their back and all sprawled out..hehehe. Thanks for the lovely comment.

Gigi thanks and I will be sure to let Coco know she's a cutie ;o)

Hi Nickki
Thanks as always for the lovely comments, your a sweetie.

Maria
x

Ruth Elkin said...

What a pretty kitty! Looks so happy all stretched out like that!

What tasty muffins, sound very comforting.

Death By Soup said...

New to your blog , but wanted to say that these muffins are delicious. I use the same recipe , but I alter the topping sometimes to more of a streusal topping ..
Yours look like they turned out delicious.

Maria said...

Ruth thanks as always for your lovely compliments ;o)

Hi death by soup (great name)
Welcome to my blog and thanks for the lovely comment. The streusel topping would finish these muffins off perfectly!

Maria
x

Dotty Jo said...

These sound yummy Maria and are perfect for my glut of apples. I made bannana and cinnamon muffins today - very nice! Glad to have found your blog. Love your cat - feel free to drop by at my blog and take a look at my sidebar for a pic of a big, soppy black and white furry loon! Jo x

Anonymous said...

Searched the internet to use a couple of apples in my fruit bowl for my son's charity fun run 10k cake sale and out all the recipes chose your Apple and Cinnamon muffins. They were snapped up in seconds and thoroughly enjoyed by my office colleagues. Easy , economicsl and quick recipe and would definitely make again. Thanks. Michelle :-)