Extra Fluffy Apple muffins or cake

Fluffy Apples muffins and cake

Apple season is here in full swing and there will be plenty of apple muffins, cakes, pies and all these delicious apple breakfasts in my house going forward. We really love anything with apples, do you?! 🍎
Whenever I make this recipe I normally choose to go for muffins that’s because I do love the texture and I love the fact that requires no cutting, no mess etc. However, I do sometimes, as you can see, choose to change this and go for a small cake or loaf, however you wish to call it.
I made this apple cake last Sunday and I was a bit lazy to get out too many ramekins, too much fuss and washing after (did just two for the kiddos)  so I just made it in a smaller dish and it turned out absolutely beautifully.
We had to rush to piano lessons so we decided to have it for a late breakfast, but boy, it went down a real treat.
Next Saturday we have planned to make some apple, oatmeal and cottage cheese pancakes which I have not made for quite a while and I do miss them now.
Apple is definitely an ingredient that has been cooked with for centuries and it is still sucjh a favourite in so many households, right?
As a kid myself, it was always my favourite time when apple desserts were made by my mum or grannies. Oh, all that smellllll!
Are apples good for us….? 
Oh, apples, apples dear apples, they’re such wonderful and popular fruit and researchers show and back all of these benefits. So,  it’s not only that we think they’re beneficial, it has actually been proven again and again.
…. and, here are some of the benefits ….
•      Apples are nutritious containing polyphenols( responsible for lowering blood pressure and the risks of getting a stroke, rich in fibre and Vitamin C.
•      They help with the weight loss apparently because they’re less energy dense and high fibre and water content making them more filling.
•      Apples are good for your heart lowering the risk of heart disease lowering the cholesterol and keeping this under control to the extent of being almost as effective as statins;  they contain antioxidants found mostly right under the skin.
•      Apples lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, have a prebiotic effect which means they are feeding the good bacteria in our gut since they contain rich amounts of pectin.
•       Consuming apples may prevent or fight Mr Nasty called cancer with the levels of antioxidants and anti inflammatory effects.
•        Apples help fighting asthma due to the high antioxidant content preventing the lungs from oxidative damage.
Overall apples are so good for us in so many ways so the bottom line is to eat at least an apple a day and you immune system will be laughing out with joy.
Do you like fruit desserts? Here are some more ideas  or try this super delish breakfast. Enjoy!
Enough was said so let’s just get going and make this beautiful apple and fresh ginger muffs.
Fluffy Apples muffins and cake
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Extra Fluffy Apples muffins or cake

This crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside apple delight containing apples, fresh ginger, almonds and cinnamon will definitely be on your faves list once made.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Tea Time
Cuisine Mediterranean, Ramona's Cuisine
Keyword apple desserts, apple muffs, muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 200 g flour self raising
  • 350 g apple grated
  • 220 g sugar *
  • 180 ml oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger freshly grated
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg freshly grated
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1 tsp soda bicarbonate
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp salt

To assemble:

  • 1 large apple chopped into cubes
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar to sprinkle on top
  • 30 g chopped almonds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 190°C. Prepare the ramekins, muffin tray or dish (depending on where you want to make this) by greasing these with either butter or an oil spray.
  • Grate the apples and set aside.
  • Chop the apple for the topping and mix with the sugar into a bowl. Set aside.
  • Using a freestanding electric mixer, beat the 3 yolks plus 1 egg white for 1 min at a pretty high speed. Add 100g sugar and continue beating for 2 min then add another 100g sugar and continue beating for another 2-3 min.
  • While still beating add the oil in a little drizzle. Continue beating until oil has been all added.
  • Mix the soda bicarbonate with the cider vinegar in a small cup and add to the egg mixture, together with the vanilla, freshly grated ginger and mix until incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients( flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg) and add to the egg mix into two batches folding in gently the flour mix. Do not over mix.
  • Add the grated apple, to the batter add some or all juice too. Mix with a spatula until uniformly incorporated.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared ramekins, muffin tray or dish, I used both ramekins and a dish. Sprinkle some of the apple cubes and almond flakes and bake for 30-40 min at 190C depending on what you bake them into. They should get slightly golden brown and when inserting a wooden skewer in the middle comes out clean.
  •  Serve warm with a dollop of creme fraîche or a nice vanilla ice cream.

Notes

* Sugar is something you could change the amount used based on how sweet your tooth is. For me, this amount of sugar is fine. I also find that using granulated sugar tends to get sweeter than the cane sugar which I always use.
I have tested it with granulated sugar to compare and it was sweeter.
* There are so many other ingredients you could use, cranberries, nuts, coconut flakes, dessicated coconut and... come on get creative!
The main thing is to .........Enjoy it, whether that’s over a cuppa with friends, as a snack or a dessert after a nice meal, it will be a nice, tasty and well deserved treat!
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15 thoughts on “Extra Fluffy Apple muffins or cake”

    • Absolutely Katie! They would make a scrumptious breakfast and surely will manage to bring good spirits for the rest of the day. Enjoy! 😉😋

    • Hi Catherine, They’re truly delicious and well spotted, they are crispy on the outside regardless whether you choose to make muffins or as a loaf. Very nice indeed. 👌


  1. This sounds just wonderful! I don’t bake with apples much but I just love every apple dessert! I love that you shredded them too! I think I would keep them bite sized and freeze them! 🙂

    • Thank you Alexandra. Shredding the apples help with keeping them nice and moist too. I have never got to freeze them, they never last 😊 but I’m sure they’d freeze well.


  2. I have made these. One word!! Amazing!! Will make them again and again. Exactly as described. Fluffy inside and nice and crispy outside. Very nice, tasty and well balanced indeed.

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