Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

This week I have been doing way too much laundry and there is constantly a rack of washing drying at the moment. The apartment smells like slightly damp sheets. It isn't that nice of a smell.

So I wanted to do some baking and I wanted to make something that would smell amazing. And these do! It smells like an apple pie. No kidding.

Edit: I am writing this the morning after I made the muffins. L got up very late and had to get out of the house 5 minutes after he woke up. And he grabbed a couple of these muffins and ate them on his way out of the house. Go muffins! Muffins make your life easier. You should make these.


200ml milk
100g butter, melted
2 eggs
2 apples
half a  lemon
1 2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
cinnamon sugar to decorate

a muffin tray, greased and floured

Whisk eggs, milk and melted butter together. Set aside.
Peel and grate 2 apples (avoiding the core). Squeeze the juice of half a lemon overtop to keep the apple tasting fresh.
Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Squeeze out the  juice from the grated apple and sprinkle the apple over the dry ingredients.
Spoon 3 tsp of the leftover apple juice over the dry ingredients.
Pour over the wet ingredients and fold everything together.
Spoon into a muffin tray and sprinkle the tops with a little cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 175°C for 13 minutes, or until the top springs back to a light touch.
Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Cinnamon sugar is super easy to make. It's just sugar and cinnamon mixed to taste. I keep mine in an empty spice container and it is great on pancakes and french toast.

I made a video of this recipe which you can see here :)

xo Kirsten Isabel