Davina here - Before the apple season is over I had to share this recipe again (I shared it once on The Making Home). These apple muffins are the best ones I have ever baked and even friends who don't normally like 'fruit' muffins love them. I found the recipe on the baking website Bakingmad.com. The granulated sugar gives them a really nice crumble style crunch - don't forget to sprinkle them with some before you bake them. The recipe quoted it would make 10 large muffins but I made 15 large muffins so bare that in mind if you decide to try the recipe out. Also the sugar quantity is quite high so I used about two thirds/ four fifths so consider this too.
- 250g Unrefined golden granulated sugar
- 150g Butter (unsalted)diced, softened
- 3 Apples finely chopped
- 400g Self-raising white flour
- 2tsp Baking powder
- 2 Eggs (free range) beaten
- 100ml Milk (whole)
- 100ml Sunflower oil
- 1tbsp Unrefined golden granulated sugar for sprinkling
- 1tsp Cinnamon for sprinkling
- Pre-heat the oven to 180c (170c fan - gas mark 4). Line the muffin tin with muffin papers or grease and flour each hole.
- Take a tablespoon each of sugar and butter and melt over medium heat in a small pan. Add the apples and stir over for 2 minutes until slightly soft. Remove from heat.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Rub in the remaining butter.
- Make a well in the middle and add the eggs, milk and oil. Stir all together until blended. Stir in apple.
- Spoon the mix into the muffin tin and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle. Cool on a rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.