Who knows what my child eats in a day at daycare? I should know, I should read the menu posted next to the kitchen, but most days, err… every day, I forget. He knows where the biscuit tin is at home and one of his very few words is bissss, pointing to the pantry and the tin. So I’ve made these apple and oat muffins, which are a much healthier alternative to bissss …
150g plain white flour
1 tablespoon baking power
1 tsp mixed spice
100g brown suger
175g porridge oats
3 small apples
handfull of sultanas (optional)
2 medium eggs
125 ml milk
125 ml apple juice (I didn’t have any so used water)
1/4 cup sunflower oil (any low flavour vege oil will do)
Sift flour, baking powder and mixed spice into a bowl. Mix in oats and brown sugar. Chop apples finely – about 1/2cm cubes leaving the skin on – and mix into dry ingredients. Mix eggs, milk, juice and oil together and pour into a well in the middle of your dry ingredients. Mix lightly – don’t overmix.
Spoon into greased muffin tins. I used paper cases – so much easier than greasing tins. Bake in a 200 celcius oven for 20 minutes until risen, golden and firm to touch. Leave in the tin 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool.