How I like Autumn.... I try and use mainly seasonal ingredients when I cook and autumn has to be the best season. You still get some of the late summer fruits and berries, while the first chilly evenings make it possible to enjoy richer meals... Crumbles and apple pies are among my favorite puddings but this week end we decided on spicy apple muffins.
They were full of flavour and every body enjoyed them, from baby to adult. No need to say there are none left!
Apple and Cinnamon Muffins
Makes about 12
250g plain flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
a pinch of nutmeg
a pinch of ginger
100g caster sugar
150 ml milk
170g chooped apples (I used Cox)
90 ml oil
Preheat oven to 200°C
In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, spices and sugar.
In another bowl, beat egg with a fork. Add milk, apple and oil.
Pour all of wet mixture into dry. Stir just until combined, adding raisins during the final strokes.
Spoon into muffin tins and bake for about 25 minutes.
I wanted to add a little crunch to those muffins, so before baking, I sprinkle them with some Demerara sugar and some "pepites de nougatines" I picked up in France (they are chopped caramelised almonds and hazelnuts... delicious !). It worked perpfectly !
Note: next time I shall try with more apple, I love the tangy taste against the sweetness of the muffin.
Linking: Fall Frenzy @ Craftaholics Anonymous here