This weekend a good friend of mine came over for breakfast & I thought something different like apple & cinnamon muffins would be fun.  It turned out that they were her favourite, so we made them together, and they went down well.  It’s a simple recipe that doesn’t take too long.  The only thing that is a bit time consuming is the stewing of the apples.

    apple & cinnamon muffins


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    120g butter

    1 cup castor sugar


    10ml baking powder

    2ml salt

    2 cups cake flour

    125ml milk

    zest of 1 lemon/orange

    60ml lemon/orange juice

    Apple & Cinnamon mix:

    4 apples

    4tbsp brown sugar

    2 tbsp cinnamon



    • Peel and cut apples into small cubes, then place them in a pot with the sugar and cinnamon.  Stir until apple are soft.
    • Heat oven at 180ºC.
    • Grease muffin tray.
    • Add orange/lemon juice & zest to milk (it will curdle, this is fine).
    • In electric mixer, whisk butter until creamy.  Add sugar and beat until pale and fluffy.
    • Add eggs one at a time, beating after each.
    • Beat in the baking powder and salt.
    • With spoon, fold in half of the flour and then half of the milk into the batter; repeat.
    • Fold in apple & cinnamon mix.
    • Spoon into muffin tray.
    • Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
    • Remove muffins from tray and place on cooling rack.

    Makes 12 cupcake sizes or 6 muffin sizes.

    Side note:

    It may look like it has curdled but that’s just form the juice and zest, no need to worry.

    Depending on how much of a citrus taste you want you can adjust the lemon/orange juice.


    Let me know if you try this recipe.


    July 28, 2014 2 comments
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