22 June 2010


I was in the mood for something sweet, warm and delicious for breakfast. And I wanted to try out my new immersion mixer/blender/cruncher/crusher/thingamajiggy. So I made apple/raisin muffins!

Isn't it adorable? See the raisin and the bits of apple poking out of the crunchy sugary top? I took it outside on the balcony for a quick photoshoot. And then I ate it, of course. What did you expect?

And since they're so good and easy to make and yummie and because I feel like sharing good stuff today, I'm sharing the recipe.

Apple-raisin muffins (makes about 12)

100 gr. butter
200 gr. sugar
1 egg
200 gr. flour
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 apple
handful of raisins
50 gr. brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

Chop up the apple into pretty tiny bits and set aside. Wash the raisins and set aside on a paper towel to dry a bit.
Cream together the butter, sugar and the egg until it's a nice, gooey, creamy mass. Throw in the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon and mix together until it's a less gooey and more firmy, but still pretty creamy mess. Mix in the apple and raisins.
Either grease a muffin tin or use paper muffin liners and spoon the batter into the muffin tin/liners. Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar over the top of every muffin. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the muffins look nice and golden brown.
Whenm the oven dings, refrain from diving in and devouring muffins on the spot (because you might get burns. We don't want that), take out the muffins and let cool for a sec before you pop them out and let them cool further on a cooling rack (or in my case, a barbeque grill-rack that can stand on its handles and cost me about a third of what an actual cooling-rack would have cost me).

Nom away, my friends!


  1. oh man these sound yummy! I'm on a minimizing butter and sugar diet though, and it makes me sad when I see these. lol


  2. Aaah bummer... If it's any consolation, every time I see these it reminds me that I really should be going on a no-butter-and-sugar diet but I've failed miserably so far. So you're probably healthier than me!