4 August 2011

Appley Dapply Afternoon-Tea Muffins

We get hungry in the afternoons around here. This week, we've had a patch of mild weather and spent most of our days in the garden, exploring and rediscovering outside. Rainy days have been spent around the dining table painting and creating, or building cubby houses. Serious stuff. Hungry work. I've been looking for ways to fill out our regular snacks with nuts and seeds and extra fruit and vegies. These muffins are Big Owlet's favourite. And that's saying something, because she doesn't like muffins...

Appley Dapply Afternoon-Tea Muffins
Makes 12

2 cups flour
4tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1/2 cup rapadura (or sugar if you like, but you don't need as much honey)
100g butter
1 dessert spoon honey
1 cup milk
1 egg
2 small apples, grated
1 small handfull sultanas
1 small handfull sunflower seeds
1 small handfull rolled oats
sprinkle of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 220 degrees C
Sieve the first three dry ingredients into a large bowl. Add rapadura.
In a saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the honey. Remove from heat and beat in the milk and egg.
Tip the liquid, fruit, seeds and oats into the bowl with the flour and rapadura. Fold together gently.
Place spoonfuls of mixture into buttered muffin pans or patty pans. Fill to about 3/4 full.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and pop in the oven for about 12 -15 mins, until they spring back when pressed in the centre.
Remove from the oven and let stand for 2-3 minutes before lifting from their pans.
Eat with lashings of butter, or just as is, leaving a trail of crumbs behind you...


  1. These look yum! And I like the extra nuts and seeds. Could you use brown sugar or raw sugar instead of rapadura (which we don't have in Australia)?

  2. Hey Ingi, yes, I've written into the recipe that sugar can be used, just use less honey. I'm in Australia and find rapadura at my local organic co-op or bulk health food shop. I find it useful for baking and it avoids nasty sugar reactions. It's also quite nutritious. Bonus!

  3. Ooh! Must look for rapadura! I know nothing about it!......must go google, thank you! Anything to replace sugar that is natural is a must in any home baking with kiddies!


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