This great apple muffin recipe from Shaun Rankin is lightly spiced and these muffins make a great mid-morning snack. They are best served slightly warm accompanied by a frothy cappuccino. The addition of diced apple and plump golden sultanas gives a moist muffin that will last a few days in a sealed tin. This apple muffin recipe is wonderful to make for breakfast or brunch

To make this apple muffin recipe, start by preheating the oven to 190˚C/Gas mark 5 and place 12 muffin cases in a muffin tray
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and sugar
Peel, core and dice the apples. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and stir in the milk. Add the oil, melted butter and stir in the diced apple
Add the wet mixture into the dry and combine well. Stir through the golden sultanas
Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and sprinkle the tops with brown sugar
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until lightly brown. The apple muffins should spring back when pressed. Allow to cool slightly before eating
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Apple Muffin Recipe


  1. Muffin tin
  2. 12 muffin cases

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This apple muffin recipe from famed chef Shaun Rankin makes a delightful and impressive snack - an apple muffin recipe to make again and again

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I left the sultanas out and used 2 whole apples (170g made for one and a half), which gave the muffins a lovely fresh and sharp flavour. I also didn't have any brown sugar to sprinkle on top of the muffins. The recipe was spot on, 20 minutes after putting in the oven I had 12 spiced apple muffins!
14 August 2012