This is a recipe which I found in the advertising leaflet of a local retail chain and I was really surprised how tasteful they are, even better than our favorite chocolate muffins.
I've made some changes and adapted the recipe to our taste, so soon it became a favorite and a very popular dessert among family members and friends.
300 g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
375 g peeled apples
150g brown sugar
125 g raisins
125 g melted butter
185 ml milk
Heat your oven to 180 Celsius degrees. In a large bowl, mix all of the "dry" ingredients - flour, baking powder, brown sugar, diced apples and raisins. In another bowl, mix all the "wet ingredients" - butter, eggs and milk. Then mix all together. By using 2 tablespoons, pour the mixture into muffin tins (I have been using those little paper baskets, which are great because the mold generally stays clean). Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes.
Hint: a plain toothpick can tell you whether the muffins are fully baked - poke the middle of any muffin with a toothpick and if there is nothing left on it, muffins can be taken out of the oven!
Here's the photo of our muffins, just before they were packed and became a delicious birthday present
*Notice: I've used the metric system, which we normally use in SE Europe, but you can easily recalculate it, try here.