When I find this muffin recipe, I just can't resist to try it... it only needs 85 gr of sugar, compare to the other recipes that usually call for more than 100 gr ... for a healthier option, change half the flour with the wholemeal one, and butter with sunflower oil... I am quite happy with this muffin...it turns out good...and still tastes really good...
115 gr butter (I use sunflower oil)
285 gr plain flour (140 gr wholemeal SR flour + 145 gr plain flour)
1 tbs baking powder
pinch of salt
85 gr caster sugar (I use brown sugar)
220 ml milk
2 granny smith apples, peeled, chored and chopped
1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Set the oven. Put cake cases in a muffin tin. Melt the butter in a pan. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into a bowl.
- Beat the eggs in a bowl, then add the sugar, milk, and melted butter. Add the flour mixture and fold it in.
- Fold the apples into the mixture, then spoon it into the cake cases.
- Bake the muffins for 25 to 30 minutes until they have risen and are firm and brown. Put them on a wire rack to cool.
A bit about granny smith apple
It originated here in Australia in the Sidney suburb of Ryde. the tree dated back to 1868 when a woman named Maria Ann Smith discovered a chance seedling... it is a firm, thick skinned fruit which is great for cooking. It has a crisp tangy flavour that works well with spices such as cinnamon, all spices and nutmeg.
Source: Children's Quick & Easy Cookbook by Angela Wilkes