Dry Apples & Cinnamon Muffins

Quick and easy to make these dry apples & cinnamon muffins make for a perfect sugar free treat.

Quick and easy to make these dry apples & cinnamon muffins make for a perfect sugar free treat. Frankly when I entered my kitchen the other day I was all for baking with coffee. My mind was set for a coffee treat but once I started preparing my ingredients I came across a big bag of dried apples which my mum had lovingly prepared for me… suddenly the coffee was out the window and the apples were in. As they were dried apples I wasn’t really sure what to do with them so I settled for yet another sugar free muffins. It was a good choice. The muffins came out perfectly oozing with rich apple flavour.

Ingredients:

  • 200g dry apples; chopped
  • 50g raisings
  • 250ml strong tea
  • 140g flour
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs; beaten
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp vanilla essence

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180C fan and prepare a 12 muffin tin by lining it with paper muffin cases or silicon ones.

In a medium sized cooking pot place your lovely chopped dry apples, add 250ml of freshly brewed tea (I used black vanilla tea) and bring it to a gentle simmer.

Cook on a low heat for about 5 minutes or until all the liquid has incorporated into the apples.

Put aside and allow it to cool for a few minutes.

Quick and easy to make these dry apples & cinnamon muffins make for a perfect sugar free treat. In the meantime, sift your flour and mix with the bicarbonate of soda.

Beat the eggs.

Now back to our apples…

Add the butter and stir until melted and mixed in.

Add the cinnamon and vanilla essence and stir well.

Finally fold in the flour and bicarbonate of soda mixture, add the eggs and raisings and mix until fully combined but try not to over mix it.

Use a table spoon and scoop one heaped tablespoon of mixture into each muffin casing.

Pop into earlier preheated oven and bake for 18-20minutes at 180C fan.

When the time is up, remove from the oven, remove from the baking tray and place on wire rack and allow them to cool completely.

Quick and easy to make these dry apples & cinnamon muffins make for a perfect sugar free treat. Quick and easy to make these dry apples & cinnamon muffins make for a perfect sugar free treat. Enjoy!

8 thoughts on “Dry Apples & Cinnamon Muffins

  1. Mm this looks yummy!! Can you think of something to replace the tea with? (I’m caffeine hypersensitive!:( ) Also 100g of butter is quite a lot for 12 muffins when you think in terms of spoons per muffin, would it still hold in a good quality oil? thanks

    1. Hi Esmeralda,
      I think as far as muffin recipes go this is actually very low fat one. Most recipes call for 125g per 12 muffins.
      I’ve published an Aronia Muffins recipe, which is both gluten & sugar free and only uses 65g of coconut oil, so maybe this will be an alternative – just search aronia muffins and you can ofc replace aronia with any berries of your choice.
      Or you can try replacing butter with coconut oil and it will work well, I’ve done it before with my breakfast fruit & nut muffins.

      As to the tea, you can replace it with fruit infusion or just use water… I’ve used vanilla tea as my aim was to pump more vanilla flavour into the apples without upping the essence amount 🙂

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