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Apple, Pecan and Cinnamon Muffins

This is a lovely recipe for autumn when the apples are in season. These Apple, Pecan & Cinnamon Muffins are so easy to make and it’s a great recipe for children.

Servings: Makes 12

Cooking time: Bake for 20-25 minutes

Fun Family Things To Do. Apple & cinnamon muffins

What you’ll need

You will need a 12-bun muffin tin with muffin paper cases.

Ingredients – Apple , pecan & Cinnamon Muffins

  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 25g wheat germ (optional)
  • 250g soft brown sugar (or 200g for a healthier option)
  • 80ml sunflower oil
  • 1 egg
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 2 small eating apples, coarsely grated
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 75g pecans, roughly chopped
  • Topping: (optional) 2 tablespoons Demerara sugar mixed with 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
  2. Use a large bowl and sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
  3. Add the sugar, wheat germ, apple and pecans (keep a little to sprinkle on top) and mix together.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg and mashed banana, milk and oil.
  5. Add the wet mix to the dry and fold together quickly until just blended but still lumpy. Do Not Over Mix.
  6. Spoon into the muffin papers and sprinkle the Demerara/cinnamon mix on top.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a skewer will come out cleanly and the muffins are deep golden brown.


Feel free to add less sugar or to substitute the banana for some grated carrot.

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Apple Season



Friday morning’s class was very enjoyable. The visit to your local orchard really set the scene! Michelle and her husband gave us a great insight into life in the orchard! It was lovely to meet them and learn about the upcoming apple harvest.

As always your class was an inspiration; I always enjoy your demos.

Well done and thank you!

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