Easy apple muffins

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These delicious muffins are very easy to make, so offer a great opportunity for children to help prepare food for their own lunchboxes.


250 g (9 oz/1 cup) low-fat plain yoghurt

100 g (3½ oz/1 cup) rolled (porridge) oats

3 tbsp oil

80 g (2¾ oz/⅓ cup) caster (superfine) sugar

1 egg

125 g (4½ oz/1 cup) self-raising flour, sifted

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced

60 g (2¼ oz/½ cup) sultanas (golden raisins)


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). Line 16 holes of two standard muffin tins with paper cases.

2. Combine the yoghurt, oats, oil, sugar and egg in a bowl. Gently stir in the sifted flour, baking powder and cinnamon with the apple and sultanas. Do not overmix; the batter should be quite lumpy.

3. Spoon the mixture evenly into the paper cases and bake for 15 minutes, then swap the position of the tins and bake for a further 5–7 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre. Leave to cool in the tins for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.