Apple and lemon muffins

    35 min

    These fruit muffins are topped with cinnamon sugar to make them extra delicious!

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    Makes: 12 muffins

    • 250g plain flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 140g butter
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 235ml milk
    • 1 large Granny Smith apple - peeled, cored and chopped
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin or line with paper cases.
    2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together 100g caster sugar, eggs, butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and milk. Mix the wet ingredients into the flour mixture until evenly moist. Fold in the chopped apples. Spoon into the prepared muffin tin.
    3. Mix 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon; sprinkle over the tops of the muffins.
    4. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a skewer inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Cool 1 to 2 minutes before turning out onto cooling racks.

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    Easy and very delicious. Huge thank you for the recepe!  -  17 Dec 2015


    I used 2 medium red delicious apples(all I had on hand) Took the apples unpeeled and half a lemon rind and threw it into my food processor. Very easy to whip up. I like the skin left on the apples for bits of color(and added fiber) I used half cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup a-p flour. I only had buttermilk so used that in lieu of regular milk. Added 1/2 tsp. nutmeg to the batter and this complimented the other flavors nicely. These are not very sweet so sugar/cinnamon mixture on top was a plus. I also added tsp. vanilla. These were super moist with a fluffy light texture even with using the w.wheat flour. They almost had a 'tutti-frutti' flavor. Very nice muffin.  -  19 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used 1/2 cup of applesauce instead of the butter and it was an awesome muffin! Will definately make again!  -  25 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)