Courgette and apple muffins recipe

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makes: 12
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 25 min
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  • If you’ve only ever eaten courgettes in savoury dishes, prepare yourself for a nice surprise. In these muffins the little bits of apple taste delicious with the soft sponge created by the courgettes


    • 12 thin strips of courgette peel
    • 320g plain flour
    • 3tsp baking powder
    • 50g walnuts, finely chopped
    • 50g raisins
    • 2tsp cinnamon
    • 1tsp salt
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 150ml sunflower oil
    • 150g peeled, cored and grated apples
    • 150g grated courgettes


    • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.

    • Sieve the flour and baking powder together then mix with the other dry ingredients, saving a little of the sugar to sprinkle on top of the muffins.

    • Mix the eggs and oil together. Add the grated apples and courgettes.

    • Mix the dry and wet ingredients together without overworking them.

    • Divide the mixture between the muffin moulds. Decorate each with a strip of courgette peel and a pinch of sugar.

    • Cook the muffins for 20−25 minutes until they are firm and golden. Check they are cooked through with a skewer; if it comes out clean, they are done.

    Top tip for making Courgette and apple muffins

    You can't taste the courgettes in the cake, they just produce a deliciously moist sponge

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