After meeting the famous and talented Nigella Lawson, I was inspired to make one of her recipes. So I rushed home to her last book and my choice was these delicious and moist apple muffins scented with cinnamon, the smell of this mixture invaded my home when cooking so I was stuck in my kitchen lol. Once removed from the oven I had only one desire, to taste them without even waiting for them to cool, even with a camera in my hands lol.
250g Plain flour or Spelt flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
125 g light brown sugar plus 4 tsp for garnish
60ml of runny natural yoghurt
125ml vegetable oil
75g whole almonds (for me a mix of almonds and walnuts
Combine flour, baking powder and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl.
Whisk together brown sugar, honey, oil and eggs in a bowl.
Cut the almonds coarsely and add half of them to the flour.
Keep the other half aside, and add the second teaspoon of cinnamon with 4 teaspoon brown sugar. This will be the topping for muffins.
Add the egg mixture into dry ingredients. Add the diced apples and mix. As with all muffin, do not overmix - the more lumpy, the lighter will be the muffins.
Pour the batter into the muffin cases and sprinkle with the topping.
Bake in a preheated oven 200C and cook for 20 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown.