The muffins were a bit of an experiment to be fair. Basically, we've got a wonky little apple tree growing in the back garden and the apples looked pretty good and ready to me on Sunday. So I plucked three to see what they were worth. We're pretty sure they're cooking apples, and I didn't feel adventurous enough to bite into one, so I decided to cook with them. "Cook" in the loosest sense of the word. I made muffins for goodness sake.
I used a Nigella Kitchen recipe as a basis and totally adapted it to what I had at hand and the fact that I'm pretty lazy. And don't own a dishwasher, so I did my utmost to only use one bowl. Washing up takes up waaayyyyy too much time in my life right now. Anyway. Here's what I used, and here's what I did.
- 2 eggs
- 100g honey (place your bowl on a scale!)
- 100g vegetable oil (place your bowl on a scale!)
- 125g light brown sugar
- 3 small apples, peeled, cored, chopped
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 140g plain flour
- 110g wholemeal flour
- Preheat your oven to 160degreesC.
- Line a muffin tray with cases. This makes 12 muffins by the way.
- Mix the sugar and the wet ingredients in a bowl.
- Add the apples.
- Add all the dry ingredients.
- Plonk the mixture into your lined tray.
- Bake for 20min.
- Leave to cool down for 5min in the tray then transfer to a wire rack. Scoff the lot 30min later.