Buttery Apple Muffins

apple muffin 530wA really lovely tasting muffin that’s delicious warm or cold.

Very easy to make and great for a lunch box.

  • Difficulty level: easy
  • Makes: 12
  • Baking Dish: a 12-hole muffin pan lined with muffin patties
  • Temp: 190C (175C for fan force)
  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 18-20 mins

125g melted butter
2 green apples cored and finely chopped (leave skin on)
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
250g (2 cups) plain flour
160g (just under 1 cup) The Sugar Breakup Dextrose
50g (5 tablespoons) cornflour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 lightly beaten eggs
175ml buttermilk

This is easy

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C.
  2. Line the 12-hole tray with the muffin patties
  3. Put half of the butter into a heavy based saucepan. Place the chopped apple and gently cook for 10 mins. Stir occasionally to make sure nothing sticks and the apples are well coated in butter.
  4. After 10mins turn the heat off, add the cinnamon powder, mix together and leave it for 5mins to cool.
  5. In a large bowl sift the plain flour, dextrose, cornflour, salt and baking powder.
  6. In another bowl mix together the remainder of the melted butter, cooled apple mix, eggs, vanilla essence and buttermilk.
  7. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and just barely mix it. You only want it to just combine.
  8. Spoon evenly into the patties and bake for 18-20mins. Check them at the 15min mark.
  9. Leave the muffins in the baking tin for 10mins when cooling and then turn onto a wire rack.

Helpful tips

  1. Make sure the melted butter you add to the wet mix is just melted. If it’s too hot it will cook the eggs.
  2. For this recipe a single layer of muffin patties works well
  3. You can use red apples
  4. Can be eaten hot or cold

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