Apple and Cinnamon Mini Muffins

Apple and cinnamon is a combination that is often associated with autumn. However, I see no reason why it cannot be enjoyed the whole year around!

IMG_0467 (2)These muffins are made wonderfully moist by the apple chunks, and the cinnamon adds a delicious flavour. Any variety of apple, or indeed old apples withering in the fruit bowl, will make a lovely addition to these tasty muffins.

Mini muffins are perfect for when you just want a little taste of something and don’t want to eat a full-sized muffin. Also you can eat multiple mini muffins in one go and still have lots left over! If, however you would rather have full-sized muffins, this mixture will make 12 regular sized muffins.

IMG_0468 (2)These muffins don’t contain much sugar, and most of the sweetness comes from the apple chunks. I have also added an optional cinnamon-flavoured glaze to the top of the muffins.

I have made these muffins many times and they always go down a treat!

Apple and Cinnamon Mini Muffins

  • Servings: 24 mini muffins
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Ingredients

  • 2-3 eating apples (dependent on size)
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 60g brown sugar
  • 60ml honey
  • 90ml plain yogurt
  • 60ml olive oil
  • 2 eggs

For the cinnamon glaze (optional):

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3-4 tbsp icing sugar
  • water

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200c and line 2 muffin tins with fairy cases or mini muffin cases
  • Peel and cut the apples into chunks of about 1cm in size
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl
  • In a seperate bowl mix together the sugar, honey, yogurt, oil and eggs
  • Pour the flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix until just incorporated
  • Add the apple pieces and stir
  • Spoon into the cases and bake for about 10-12 minutes (until golden brown), although this might vary so you should keep an eye on them
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes in the tin before placing on a cooling rack
  • For the cinnamon glaze (optional): sieve the icing sugar and cinnamon together and mix with a little water until it forms a stiff paste. Drizzle this over the muffins and leave to set.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days
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