Apple and Carrot Muffins

Today my mum, sister and I made some Apple and Carrot Muffins, with lemon icing. We had made them before but couldn’t remember what they were like and so made them again. The recipe comes out of a children’s book with recipes in, one of my sisters. They are a great snack, and I would recommend you make them as they are not hard! I found the icing a little too overpowering, with a little too much cream cheese in, so I would recommend that you add a little less than what it says on the recipe. Then again, if you think that you will like it that way, don’t take my advice! Here is the recipe, I hope you like it, it makes six…

For the Muffins:

  • 75g brown sugar
  • 75g soft butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
  • 125g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 apple (core it and grate it before you start)
  • 1 carrot (peel it and grate it before you start)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the icing:

  • 75g cream cheese
  • 300g icing sugar
  • the juice of half a lemon

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees/gas mark 4
  2. Beat the sugar and the butter in a large bowl with a wooden spoon until it is nice and creamy
  3. Add the egg and a yoghurt and mix again
  4. Mix in the flour, baking powder, apple, carrot and cinnamon
  5. Line a muffin tin with 6 muffin cases and spoon a large desert-spoonfull of the mixture into each of the cases
  6. Put it in the oven for 25 minutes or until lightly golden
  7. Whilst you leave them cool on a wire rack, mix all your icing ingredients together until smooth and creamy
  8. Spoon the icing onto the muffins and enjoy!

Here are the muffins before they have been iced,

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And here a few of them are afterwards…

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I hope you like them, (if you try them!) The muffins may sink a bit when they come out of the oven, but don’t worry, they’ll be fine… Bye for now, i’ll be writing another blog post soon,

SparrowHorse x

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