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Monday, May 2

Apple Muffins


Each week when I plan our menu I look for simple and different things to cook and bake.  I went looking back through my old Donna Hay magazines and found a muffin recipe great for school lunch boxes.  The recipe says it makes 12 muffins  but I found it made 24 muffins which means there is plenty for afternoon tea or you could freeze some them for later.

Apple Muffins
¾ cup vegetable oil
1½ cups caster sugar
½ cup milk
3 eggs
¼ cup sour cream
2½ cups self raising flour, sifted
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
⅓ cup rolled oats
1 green apple, grated
extra rolled oats and raw sugar, for sprinkling

1. Preheat oven to 180℃. Place the oil, caster sugar, milk, eggs and sour cream in a bowl and whisk until smooth.  Place the flour, cinnamon and oats in a bowl and mix to combine.
2. Spoon into 12 greased ½ cup capacity muffin tins (I think mine must have been smaller, maybe ⅓ cup).  Sprinkle with extra oats and raw sugar.  Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.

I'm not sure what's on the menu for this week, do you have any yummy lunchbox treat links or ideas?

10 comments:

  1. These sound really nice - thanks for sharing the recipe - I like the idea of being able to freeze extras for later.

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  2. These look really simple and I have all the ingredients here in my house. I think I'll try them tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe! I find it hard with the ever growing list of "forbidden" ingredients that cannot go in the lunchboxes. Lots of my homemaking has handfuls of nuts so they are a no no.

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  3. Yum! I usually have all these ingredients here all the time. I hate when you have to go out for just one thing. Think I'll try these.

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  4. Believe it or not, I'm not a huge Donna Hay fan but two things work in their favor - simple to make and recommended by a great cook!

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  5. Yummy, love a good apple anything!! Funny how recipes can either stretch or barely feed one??!! Love Posie

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  6. yum. I love Donna Hay recipes. Today I made homemade chocolate icecream with my icecream maker, stewed some pears, and a tuna rice bake. i feel all wholesome and content now! Charmaine

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  7. Oh thanks Catherine for this recipe. Your photo totally sells this muffin! I am still fairly new to Donna Hay so I don't think I had this recipe- until now! Yay. I too do the weekly menu and always looking to keep the family interested in anything beyond noodles. xx

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  8. Oh good, I'm pleased it's not just me that finds recipes say they make a certain amount and it ends up double! They would be a big hit here... thank you... gxo

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  9. Looks yummy and what a bonus that you got 24 instead of 12! I love recipes that use up sour cream, so many recipes call for 2 tablespoons and I never know what to do with the rest.

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  10. yum, I love muffins!

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