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I spend the week running in heels and the weekends in my apron.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

I was a bit worried after last week's posts that I'd lost my baking mojo - I really didn't love either of the recipes I made, especially the Banana Turnovers (but let's not go there again).  I'm pleased to report however that after my stint in the kitchen making these muffins it is most definitely back (just as well as it's National Baking Week).   These are probably the nicest, fluffiest, most delicious muffins I've ever made. I've had to quickly put them in the freezer before I eat the lot (and completely undid the good I did from this morning's bi-annual run round the park). I originally found the recipe on the Total Greek Yoghurt site but have adapted it to make them a bit healthier.  I substituted wholemeal spelt flour for the original plain flour and rapeseed oil for melted butter.

This recipe is my entry for The Pink Whisk's new monthly challenge. For October Ruth has challenged us to make something containing apples. The smell of these muffins baking with their apple and cinnamon aroma wafting round the house just made this gorgeous sunny autumnal day even nicer.

The Recipe

200g wholemeal spelt flour
2 tspn baking powder
1 tspn bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
pinch of ground nutmeg
2 tspn ground cinnamon
100g soft brown sugar
125g greek yoghurt
1 egg
100ml rapeseed oil
1 tspn vanilla extract
150g apple puree (I'm not sure how many apples you would need for this as I made a big batch but probably 2 -3)

1.  Preheat the oven to 200c/gas mark 6.
2.  Combine all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl and the wet ingredients in a separate one.
3.  Mix together the 2 sets of ingredients gradually until you have a smooth batter.
4.  Spoon the mixture into a muffin tin. It will make about 8 muffins.
5. Bake for around 15 mins until golden and firm. Cool in the tin for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. they look good, nice and dense, which I really love in a muffin, and I adore apple and cinnamon, made in heaven!

  2. Ooh, they do look good and I can almost smell them. Most impressed with your run - I think that earns you a muffin or two.

  3. I love apple and cinnamon and have been baking a lot with this combination (plus other variations) lately. Your muffins definitely look moist and delicious - I don't blame you for freezing them immediately, I would have done the same.

  4. I love this type of muffin. They are a perfect way to start a fall day. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  5. Gosh they look lovely! The thought of apple and cinnamon sets my nose twitching - I can almost smell them now!

  6. These look great, I love their deep rich color. I've been experimenting with different flours lately, but I haven't tried spelt. Thanks for the link to the Total Yogurt site, it looks like they have some good recipes.

  7. There is nothing worse than loosing your mojo but these guys look fantastic ... not to mention positively healthy ;0)

  8. sounds delicious!! I love all with apples gloria

  9. Yum, they look fabulous - a really lovely colour. Apples in anything baked are always a winner, especially with yummy warming spices!

  10. Thanks for the comments. Looking forward to thinking of an apple and chocolate bake for this month's We Should Cocoa.

  11. Mmmm apple and cinnamon are the best combination and these look amazing - love the colour of them!