Annabel Karmel's apple and sultana muffins recipe

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Annabel Karmel's apple and sultana muffins are easy to make for - or even with - your little ones. Ready in just 30 minutes.

Annabel Karmel's apple and sultana muffins
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories207 Kcal10%
Sugar17.1 g19%
Fat8.3 g12%
Saturated Fat2.3 g12%
Salt0.11 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein3.3 g7%
Carbohydrates30.3 g12%
Salt0.11 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Prepare and bake these delicious little apple and sultana muffins in just 30 minutes.

These delicate mini muffins are a great options for adding to packed lunches or taking as snacks for a picnic or a day out. They are a sweet treat, infused with ginger and cinnamon for a lovely hit of warm spiciness. They're perfect for baking with little ones - you can mix them with a spoon instead of a stand mixer if your kids like to give things a stir. Baking with kids is a great way to get them more interested in the food they eat and encourage them to try new things. Unlike our classic apple muffins recipe, Annabel Karmel’s version is made with dessert apples, for a sweeter taste.


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 200 ml milk
  • Quarter tsp salt
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • Half tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150g dessert apples, peeled and grated
  • 75g sultanas
  • A little Demerara sugar




  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. Measure all of the ingredients into a free standing mixer and whisk until combined. 
  3. Spoon into the cases. Sprinkle with Demerara sugar. Bake for about 20 to 22 minutes until well risen and lightly golden.

Top tips for making apple and sultana muffins

Swap the sultanas for some chopped glacé cherries if your kids aren't fans of raisins.

When you press your finger lightly on the top of a muffin it should spring back slightly if cooked.

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Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel MBE is a chef and author of over 40 cookbooks based on nutrition, and cooking for babies, children and families. With her career spanning over 25 years she has pioneered the way families feed their babies and children all the world over.