As Christmas approaches, households around the country will be filled with the delicious smell of freshly baked goods and these festive muffins need to be the next on the list of what to bake.
There’s just something about the comforting taste of these cinnamon muffins that makes people nostalgic for their holidays as a kid. The combination of flavours has long been a favourite for a number of dessert treats and these super easy muffins are definitely one of the most basic recipes to whip up in no time at all. Bring the grandkids into the kitchen and bake them together as a bit of bonding over the holidays. Serve them up for afternoon tea and watch everyone go crazy over them!
- 300g (2 cups) plain flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, plus extra for serving
- 2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 medium (about 375g) Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled, chopped
- 125g (3/4 cup) raisins
- 125g butter, melted, cooled
- 2 eggs, lightly whisked
- 180ml (3/4 cup) milk
- Preheat oven to 200C. Line each hole of a 12-hole muffin pan with paper cases. Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon together into a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar, apples and raisins until well combined.
- Whisk together the butter, eggs and milk until well combined. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and stir with a large metal spoon until just combined.
- Spoon mixture into muffin pans. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Let stand for 2-3 minutes before turning onto a wire rack. Dust over with extra cinnamon. Serve warm or at room temperature.