New to baking? Muffins are probably the easiest thing to bake! No mixer needed and no need to wash a ton of equipments. And, what's best? The chances of failing is close to zero! Well, at least it is when compared to more complicated projects, like making a sponge cake, or a bread loaf. In general, the key to well-rising muffin is not to over-mix the batter. So here goes, a simple apple muffin recipe to kick-start your baking journey!
200g self-rising flour
A dash of cinnamon powder
2 small red apples, peeled, coarsely grated
100g butter, melt over low fire and let cool
Preheat oven to 200oC. Line muffin tin with muffin liners. Mix dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients together. Pour the wet ingredients mixture into the dry ingredients mixture. Gently mix it until just combined, say, within 10 seconds? The batter should be thick and "spoonable". Over-mixing will create tough and flat muffins. Fill muffin liners until 2/3 full. Bake at 200oC for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean. Easy-peasy!
This recipe yields 12 muffins. Green apples are usually used in apple muffins. However, I used red ones because they are sweeter and perhaps more appealing to tiny humans. Most importantly, sweeter apples also means reduction of added sugar to the muffins. So yeah, its really up to you whether to use red or green ones!