Friday, July 27, 2012

Apple, sultana, cinnamon and oat muffins

My mother used to always bake when the weather was bad and as a result whenever it rains I always feel like having scones for afternoon tea and a roast for dinner.

Since the start of winter this has translated in to a constant hunger and lots of opportunities to play with recipes, modify them and sometimes, when I'm feeling particularly smug, create my own.

Sweet or savoury, it doesn't matter. I must bake and I must eat.

Apple, sultana, cinnamon and oat muffins

  • 1 3/4 cup of SR flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 115g butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 apples, peeled and cored, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Really unattractive action shot
  • Combine flour, sugar, oats and cinnamon
  • Add in the fruit and stir it around to coat the pieces - this makes sure they don't sink to the bottom of the batter
  • Add in the butter, eggs and milk and stir until just combined
  • Spoon in to a muffin tray and bake at 180C for 20 minutes
If you want to be a little bit more indulgent, before you put them in the oven, sprinkle them with some extra brown sugar and a few extra oats - when it melts together it creates a great little caramel crunch!


  1. Yum, they sound delish! Might give them a try next week :)
    Bad weather is great for baking and eating, however bad weather+baking+eating = MUFFIN TOP. Damn! Why doesn't all the healthy stuff taste like cake?

  2. They sound interesting. I shall have to try it out, even if it is at the risk of burning down my house lol.
    I can't cook to save my life. I can only make like an egg on toast and if I'm feeling particularly confident, I'll try my hand at making some Puri.
    I've always wanted to learn how to make Barfi (Lol what unfortunate spelling it has. It's pronounced Ba- ra- fee) and Peda.

    For clarification purposes, a Puri is a type of deep fried Indian bread (round), which is commonly used as either an accompaniment for food or as a stand alone snack (used to eat mine with honey.)
    Barfi and Peda are Indian sweets, mostly made from condensed milk and sugar. They are basically the same thing, except the Peda is round, sometimes somewhat flattened and occasionally topped with icing sugar. The Barfi is cubed shaped and topped with what you like (usually sprinkles or nuts) and you can sweeten it even more with fruits.

    The recipes vary from region to region and are very flexible.

  3. Yum - they look healthy and easy, two of my favourite words when it comes to cooking.Will def be adding these to my recipe collection.

  4. Totally agree. My muffin top is the size of a bakery.

  5. Totally unfortunate spelling! Hehe. I've tried something that sounds quite similar from Nepal and it's amazing :)

  6. So easy, Rachel! I've just made another batch today :)

  7. Delicious - just made these and it's the first time I've managed to make muffins without them ending up as hard little nuggets! :)


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