Sunday, 26 June 2011

Autumn muffins with spelt flour, apples, almonds and cinnamon

I baked muffins with spelt flour, apples, almonds and cinnamon today. It was another Nigella's recipe from her  'Kitchen' cookbook. I called them autumn muffins as combination of apples, almonds and cinnamon always reminds me about fall. When I was taking them out from the oven my house was immediately filled with cinnamon and baked apple fragrance. These muffins are very good both warm and cooled. Author of this recipe claims that they are very good next day too. I have to believe her and leave some till tomorrow. They are are soft, fluffy ... with lovely scent. And the spelt flour is a good excuse for anybody with sweet tooth :).
Ingredients for 12 muffins:
  • 2 eating apples
  • 250g spelt flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 125g brown sugar
  • 100 ml honey
  • 60ml natural yogurt
  • 125ml sunflower oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 40g natural almonds (I used almond flakes)
For topping:
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 20g natural almonds (I used almond flakes)
  • 4 tsp brown sugar
Peel and core the apples, and chop into small dice. If you use natural almonds chop them on smaller pieces. Put them on a side.

Preheat the oven to 200C. Line muffin tin with paper cases.

Put the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl and whisk them together.
In separate bowl put the sugar, honey, yogurt, oil and eggs and whisk them together. 
Add prepared earlier apples and almonds to dry ingredients. Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients as well. Combine them together but do not over stir them. Spoon the batter into the paper cases, these muffins do not rise high so you can fill paper cases up to the edge. Sprinkle each muffin with prepared earlier almond, cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake for 20 min. Cool down on a wire rack.

1 comment:

  1. I got a taster of this muffin, and found it absolutely devine! Not only very tasty and sweet (the honey taste is sweet, and yet healthy with own distinctive flavour), but the ingredients make this also a very healthy option! And I loved the cinnamon flavour which goes very well with the apple! - Autumn muffin is actually a good and evocative description (even though it's the middle of summer)! Very tasty - recommended!