A lovely little muffin recipe for a spot of weekend baking. Make a batch and save for the week as a go to mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.
You can buy apple sauce at health food stores but it’s actually really simple to make your own – just chop up some apples and put in a saucepan with a tablespoon or two or water and leave to soften and then mash until smooth. If you make more than you need for this recipe enjoy the rest on top of porridge, overnight oats, of yoghurt as part of breakfast or even over ice cream for delicious dessert!
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- 2 large apples
- 270g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
- 80g smooth apple sauce
- 70g chopped walnuts
- 140ml milk (dairy or dairy-free alternative)
- 50ml maple syrup (or honey)
- 130ml plain yoghurt (dairy or dairy-free alternative
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
Begin by preheating the oven to 180ºc and line a muffin tray with 9 muffin cases.
Next chop one of the apples into small chunks and grate the other – squeezing out the excess liquid from the grated apple using a clean tea towel or muslin.
In a large bowl, combine the lemon zest, apple sauce, milk, maple syrup and plain yoghurt.
Next, add the plain flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves and mix until well combined.
Add in 3/4 of the crushed walnuts, 3/4 of the apple chunks and all of the grated apple and fold them through the mixture.
Split evenly between the 9 muffin cases and place the leftover walnuts and apple chunks into the tops of the muffins. Bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before tucking in. Enjoy!