Baking with Beth brings beautiful fluffy cakes but baking with Arthur is, well, something else! When making these muffins with him he insisted on putting oak leafs into my Kenwood before we got started. Then I added double the amount of salt (ooops!) and 4/3’s of a cup of apple sauce instead of 3/4’s of a cup thanks to his assistance. He also added all the measuring cups and a broken egg shell to the mixer.
So, these are the ones Beth and I made a few days before. The recipe for these muffins is really easy and taste great. Even the batch Arthur helped make tasted good……if just a little crunchy!
Apple and cinnamon muffins
½ cup butter
½ cup caster sugar
2 medium eggs
¾ cup apple sauce (smooth or chunky- I like chunky best)
1 ¾ cups plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp Salt
½ cup sugar
2 x 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter
Cream the butter and sugar together then add the eggs one at a time and mix until fluffy.
Add the apple sauce and one of the 1/4 tsp of cinnamon, then add the dry ingredients and mix.
Place in muffin tins and bake at 175c until golden, about 15 mins.
(When I bake I always whisper “good luck” before I shut the oven door. It improves my chances of a good bake I think)
Take out the oven and do a dance to celebrate you managed to bake something worth eating (optional). Then dip each muffin into melted butter and then in the cinnamon and sugar mixed together.
If you like, I have made these muffins with whole wheat flour and they tasted good. It could be swapped for a healthier alternative to a toddler’s breakfast on the move.