Apple, Raisin and Cinnamon Muffins

Apple, Raisin and Cinnamon Muffins
Apparently today is Blue Monday - the most depressing day of the year. It also happens to be the day before my birthday and as this year I am nudging ever closer to the big 30, I do happen to be feeling a little 'blue'. I needed some baking therapy and these apple muffins were whipped up to alleviate my mood. They are not overly sweet, which was intentional as I wanted to be able to toast them to serve with some sharp cheddar (as well as eating as they are) for tomorrows 'birthday' lunch, if there are any left!


| Serves: makes 12 Muffins  | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 25 Minutes | Total Time: 35 Minutes |


  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 100g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 210ml Milk
  • 100g Butter, melted
  • 300g Plain Flour
  • 2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 1/2 TSP Cinnamon
  • Handful of raisins
  • 3 Eating Apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • Demerera Sugar for Sprinkling on top


  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 190c/170 fan/Gas 5 and line a 12 hole tin with muffin cases.
  • Step 2: Mix together the eggs, sugar, melted butter and milk in a large bowl then sift in the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • Step 3: Finally, add the chopped apple and raisins and mix lightly. Spoon into prepared cases and sprinkle with demerera sugar and bake for 20-25 minutes.
These muffins can be eaten straight away, frozen and are also nice the next day toasted with a sharp cheddar.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 17th January 2011 |


  1. They sound delicious - I love slightly sweet biscuits with cheese so I'd say these will be perfect.

    Happy Birthday in advance - under 30 - you are but a child!!!!!

  2. Yum love apple and cinnamon combo. great idea to serve them with cheese too, a bit like bread, cheese and chutney. How cool.
    Hope you have a wonderful birthday

  3. Oooh they look good Beth!
    A very happy birthday to you for tomorrow xoxo

  4. I had to read that toasted with cheese part twice, brilliant! Happy almost birthday!

  5. I love apple and cinnamon muffins, such a treat. Happy Birthday for today, hope its a great one ;0)
    PS - being teh big 3-oh isn't all that bad so enjoy nudging closer to it lol

  6. your Monday can't have been TOO blue with these lovely muffins. Happy Birthday!

  7. Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday - don't worry about 30 - really it's nothing. The muffins look lovely and a nice birthday treat.

    Just checked out your PR site - looks like an exciting venture.


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