Strawberry, Apple & Walnut Muffins

Photo:  Catherine Bedson

My daughter Hayley loves cooking and bakes Muffins for her school lunch all the time.  These ones she made last night are so moist and delicious and I love the flavour combination she used, you could smell cinnamon all over the kitchen when she took them out of the oven.  You can use any combination of fruit or nuts or leave the nuts out if you prefer.

Strawberry, Apple & Walnut Muffins

220g self raising flour
1/2 cup castor sugar
3/4 cup milk or buttermilk
1 egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup strawberries cut up
1/3 cup apple finely chopped

Preheat oven to 180C and place paper patty pans in muffin tin.

Mix sifted flour and castor sugar, add cinnamon .

Combine milk, egg and oil in a separate bowl and whisk lightly
Add strawberries and apple.

Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, pour in liquid and mix lightly.  Spoon batter into patty pans until two thirds full, place a couple of walnuts on top and push into the mixture slightly.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until browned on top.

Remove from oven, cool for a minute then turn onto a wire cooling rack.

Dust with some icing sugar when cool if desired.


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