This week, I made something quick and easy before I went to work: Apple Muffins. They’re so easy you only need one bowl, a mixer and a knife. But I can tell you, they weren’t only quick and easy, they were also absolutely tasty and luscious, too.
To get about 14 of those great yummy muffins – well, actually, you may get out 15, because the dough was so scrumptious I ate one whole muffin amount of it – you need:
2 cups + 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon demerara sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 stick soft butter
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
optional: a handful raisins
Prepare a muffin tin with paper cups. Because I didn’t want to prepare another whole tin just for 2 more muffins, I also took two soufflé moulds.
Preheat the oven to 150° C / 300° F.
Put all the ingredients except the apples in a bowl and mix them thoroughly until they are creamy. If you don’t want to have cinnamon in there, you can leave it out. (But what’s better than apples and cinnamon?)
Peel the apples and dice them. (I chopped them in really tiny cubes.) Put the apple pieces in the dough and stir it quickly until they’re distributed evenly.
Distribute the dough in the moulds and if you want, put some raisins on top.
I really like raisins, they’re sweet and yummy. But a lot of people don’t, so I made a batch of plain apple muffins, too.
Put the muffin tin in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
And then, take out a batch of golden brown, delicious muffins. With raisins…
or just plain.
Those muffins don’t need a lot of work and there is not a lot of wash-up to do afterwards – Because they’re fluffy and light even if you don’t beat the egg whites seperately. Perfect.
And they were great to bring to work and eat with a cup of tea. (We don’t have a coffee machine. I know!! Crazy! Black tea is what helps me out.) My co-worker loved them, too. And I hope Mum’s colleagues also liked them – Because she took the ones without raisins to work.
So bake them! I know, my last bread recipes were a bit complicated and long, but those easy muffins make for that, believe me. They’re pure apple scrumptiousness.
PS: I’m submitting this post (Again!) to Aspiring Bakers – The theme of the month is lovely for this time of the year and my muffins fit perfectly in: It’s Fruity March and it’s hosted by Bakericious. You can find all the information here.