A lovely recipe from GBBO Winner, Jo Wheatley which came from her auntie so it’s got great heritage. These muffins are full of chunky bits of sweet apple and they are low in fat. Using apples such as Pink Lady help to keep the addition of processed sugars down.
They are low in fat too but that means they won’t last very long. If you can, enjoy them on the day they are baked but they do freeze well which is a bonus. Wrap them individually and just take out of the freezer a couple of hours before you need them.
I love baking with apples and adding different spices to the recipe always makes them so irresistible and always a big hit. So I had a recipe for cupcakes with a streusel topping but as these were requested to be gluten free, I changed the recipe a bit and it worked really well.
They were made to go into the freezer so I couldn’t add any icing drizzle on top but if you would like to do this, then add apple juice and a touch of cinnamon to sieved icing sugar and mix well until you get the right drizzle consistency. (Approximate quantities in the method below)
Definitely one of my most favourite flavour combinations, I am always drawn to anything that combines apples and cinnamon. Throw in pecans and I’m hooked. A mixture of apple, pecans and coconuts give these cinnamon spiced muffins a fabulous texture and flavour. They are light and the little bite of tart apple is just perfect!
I spotted this delicious recipe in a U.S. magazine and had to make it as soon as I got home. Literally from start time to eating time, took 1 hour and 20 mins and that included getting ingredients out, bowls and cooling time. I had all the ingredients at home and what I didn’t have, I substituted and it all worked out very well.