Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

My children love apples…we go through at least 4/5 bags of apples a week, I’m probably the happiest person in the supermarket when the weekly special is bags of apples!! However, in spite of their great love for them, any type if bruise at all means instant rejection. As a way of using up these rejected apples (after all no one likes to be left out!) I bake these delicious muffins which are great for a Friday lunch box treat or to bring as a snack on a weekend walk.


200g Plain Flour
150g of caster sugar ( or 1/2 caster 1/2 soft brown sugar, this is my preference)
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
Pinch of Salt
90ml of Glenisk Natural Yoghurt (  or any other natural yoghurt, not Greek style though)
80ml of Sunflower Oil
1 large egg ( duck eggs are great) beaten
2 teaspoons (level) of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 or 3 apples peeled, cored and chopped. 
Icing Sugar  
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
Line a muffin tin with muffin papers ( you will  need at least 8 but number depends on the size)
Mix the flour, sugars, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
In a jug lightly mix the yoghurt, oil, egg and vanilla extract
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir lightly to combine, it will appear lumpy but that fine, just don’t over mix.
Fold in the apples.
Spoon the mixture into the muffin papers, an ice cream scoop is a good measure for each one, sprinkle the top with icing sugar.
Bake in the oven for about 20 mins…these are delicious warm or cold and as an extra treat serve with some custard. 

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