Spiced Apple/Pear & Oat Muffins
Check out these delicious muffins baked by one of our lovely customers using pears she picked in our orchard!Helen (@helenmrh on Instagram!) has very kindly supplied the recipe for anyone else that would like to give these a try! (Original recipe uses apples)
6tbsp sunflower oil plus extra for greasing
140g self raising flour
1tbsp baking powder
1tsp ground mixed spice
115g soft light brown sugar
175g porridge oats
250g eating apples or pears
125ml skimmed milk
125ml fresh apple juice
Preheat the oven to 200deg C
Grease a 12 hole muffin baking tin
Sift together the flour, baking powder and mixed spice into a bowl.
Stir together and add sugar and 140g oats
Finely chop the unpeeled apples or pears, discarding the cores. Add to the flour mixture and stir together.
Place the eggs in a large jug or bowl and beat lightly, then beat in the milk, apple juice and oil.
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the beaten ingredients.
Stir gently until just combined; do not over mix.
Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin and sprinkle the muffins with the remaining oats.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20mins or until well risen, golden brown and firm to touch. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 mins and serve warm or transfer to wire rack to cool completely!