The other day I wanted something sweet - and I wanted it NOW! Unfortunately there was a case of not many 'baking' ingredients at home so I had to do with what I had at the time. Only(!) 1 apple, 1 pear, 3 eggs, but lots of flour (different types) and oil (not even a butter in the fridge..). So thinking about right proportions between liquid and the dry ingredients and the fact I wanted something quick in the making and baking ;) muffins were the obvious choice... The result -> deliciousness! Between me, Hubby and lil Baby J they disappeared in not even 2 whole days... and that's the best recommendation I can give you for those! Hope you'll try and make them!
If you don't like cinnamon you can easily omit it here, but it goes really well with the apple and pear. you can use different fruits though - maybe a banana...?
How to make it...
- 200 g wholemeal flour
- 75 g fine oatmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 125 soft light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 225 ml milk
- 100 ml sunflower oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 large cooking apple, pealed, cored and diced
- 1 large pear, pealed, cored and diced
Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line your muffin tray with paper muffin cases. Mix all the dry ingredients together: flour, oatmeal, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar. Place the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla extract in a separate bowl and mix well together. Add liquid to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined - do not over mix it. Add diced apple and pear into the batter and stir together.
Spoon your mixture into the paper cases and bake in preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, until risen and golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely and if you like sprinkle with icing sugar.