When I started my current job, I had so much fun (some might say a little too much) scoping out the local cafés and finding my favourite cup of coffee that I would look forward to every morning. I’m a foodie through and through and exploring new places to eat is almost a hobby for me. Since then, I have stumbled across too many great cafés to count on both hands, and with that came some delicious new snack ideas.
I remember as a child literally grabbing hot, fresh muffins off the counter as soon as my mom took them from the oven. Muffins don’t nearly get the love they deserve. They’re portable, suitable for all times of the day, and you can get super creative with them. My favourite muffins are hands down banana and walnut. However, today I decided to branch out and discover what other flavours I could come up with. Behold, these beauties were born.
Makes 6 Delicious Muffins
What you’ll need..
◊ 50g Butter
◊ 65g Coconut Sugar
◊ 1.5 tbs Agave Nectar
◊ 130g Self-Raising Flour (Possible substitutes: Wholewheat flour, coconut flour etc)
◊ 1 Large Egg
◊ 1 tsp Baking Powder
◊ 1 Medium Green Apple – chopped into small rectangles
◊ 1 tsp Cinnamon
◊ 1tsp Vanilla Extract
How To Make..
Simply cream the butter and sugar together until pale and soft. Then add all of the other ingredients, making sure to sift the flour and baking powder. Use a wooden spoon to stir and combine. Be careful not to stir the batter too much, or you won’t have light airy muffins. Don’t be alarmed, it’s quite a thick consistency! Then simply spoon the mixture into a lined muffin tray and bake them in an oven at 180 degrees celcius for 20-25 minutes.
Best enjoyed with a cup of tea and cosy pyjamas (essential if you want the full experience).
What’s your favourite childhood food? I’d love to know!