A balanced diet is one of these in each hand: Apple and raisin muffins

A balanced diet is one of these in each hand: Apple and raisin muffins

How to Make Apple and raisin muffins

Preparation time:

less than 30 mins

Cooking time:

10 to 30 mins


Makes 12




  • 3 tbsp runny honey
  • 2 medium Braeburn apples
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 200ml/7fl oz semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 small bananas
  • 300g/10½oz self-raising flour
  • 2–3 tsp granulated sweetener
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 40g/1½oz raisins
  • 1 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6 and line a 12-hole muffin tray with large muffin cases.

  2. Place the honey into a small non-stick saucepan over a medium heat and heat for 2–3 minutes or until it turns a dark golden-brown and just begins to smoke.

  3. Stir in the apples and spices and cook for 3–4 minutes, or until slightly softened. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

  4. Beat together the eggs, sesame oil and milk in a bowl. Mix in the mashed bananas.

  5. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sweetener, bicarbonate of soda and raisins. Make a well in the middle and pour in the egg mixture. Stir in the apples and any liquid from the pan. Spoon into the muffin cases.

  6. Mix together the oats and sugar and sprinkle on top of each muffin.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer pressed into the centre comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and eat warm or keep in a airtight container for up to 3 days and warm for 5 minutes at 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

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