cinnamon

Applesauce muffins

Serves 12

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Ingredients

125 g butter

2 cups plain flour

3/4 cup caster sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 large egg

1 cup applesauce

1 apple

Method

Preheat the oven to 190oC.

Put butter in a small container floating in boiling water to melt

In a large bowl, put flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon sugar and salt

In a small bowl, crack egg and beat lightly

Add egg, melted butter and applesauce to flour mixture

Peel apple, dice finely and add into mixture

Stir by hand only  enough to just mix

Put large paper muffin cups in a 12-hole muffin pan

Spoon mixture into muffin cups. Make muffins equal in size.

Bake for 20 minutes at 190oC

Push a wooden skewer into the middle of the largest muffin to check that it is cooked.

Apple and cinnamon muffins

Serves 12

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Ingredients

60 g butter

2 cups (280 g) plain flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

5/8 cup (125 g) caster sugar

1 cup low fat or skim milk

2 whole (125 g) apples

Method

Preheat the oven to 200oC.

Put butter in a small container floating in boiling water to melt

In a medium bowl, put flour, baking powder and salt

In a large bowl, put caster sugar

Add melted butter to caster sugar (cream together)

Stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture, alternating with the milk.

Peel apple, dice into small pieces

Stir apple into mixture

Stir by hand only enough to just mix

Put large paper muffin cups in a 12-hole muffin pan

Spoon mixture into muffin cups. Make muffins equal in size.

Bake for 20 minutes at 200oC

Push a wooden skewer into the middle of the largest muffin to check that it is cooked.