Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Spiced Apple Cranberry Muffins

This recipe comes from submitted by Belle.

I like this fruity muffin a lot.

Recipe as follows :
2 cups of flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger  (I omitted)
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup molasses ( I replaced with honey)
1/4 cup veg oil
1 cup finely chopped spiced apple - I just used a red apple
3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 180 Celcius

Soak the cranberries in hot water for 15 minutes.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger.
Stir until well mixed and no streaks remain.
Make a well in the center of mixture.

In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar, egg, milk, molasses (honey) and oil. Add to the dry ingredients, stirring until just moistened.
Fold in the apples and soaked cranberries.

Spoon batter into buttered or paper lined muffin pans, filling 2/3 full.

Bake for 16 minutes or until golden and a wooden toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out nearly clean.

Remove muffins from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Yields 9 muffins but I made 12.

Before baking 

Apple n dried cranberry 

After baking