Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Apple and Carrot Muffins

I seem to have got a bit over-excited the last few weeks when doing the online shop as the fruit bowl is beginning to look a bit like the apple counter at Asda. Therefore an apple recipe to use some up was definitely called for. The addition of grated carrot and some raisins makes them extra special. I'd planned to put a cream cheese topping, but sadly the cream cheese never found it's way onto my shopping list! I munched mine with ice-cream instead!

You will need..
280g Plain flour
1tbsp Baking Powder
1/2tsp Mixed Spice
115g Soft Light Brown Sugar
130g Leftover Eating Apple (cooking would also work fine)
130g Grated Carrot
50g Raisins
2 Medium Free Range Eggs
9floz Semi-skimmed Milk
6tbsp Sunflower Oil

Mix the flour, baking powder, mixed spice and sugar in a bowl.

Finely chop the apple and grate the carrot. Add to flour mixture along with the raisins.

Lightly beat the eggs and add along with the milk and oil to the mixture.

Stir gently and don't over mix!

Spoon into muffin cases.

Bake for 15-20mins at 200C (makes about 12 depending on the size of your Muffin cases.

You could easily have one of these as a low-guilt breakfast muffin especially if you tell yourself that apple + carrot = two of your 5 a day!

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