Apple and Honey (Gingerbread) Muffins      

This is an easy stir-together recipe that is moist and even better the next day.


160 gm honey (1/2 cup)
90 gm brown sugar (1/2 cup)
125 ml plain oil (1/2 cup)
125 ml hot water (1/2 cup)
¼ teaspoon salt
1 egg
100-130 gm (1) cored grated apple ( no need to peel)
260 gm plain flour (2 cups)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon mixed spice
4 Tablespoons raw sugar for sprinkling


  1. You will need two bowls to start this recipe.
  2. Oven 180C or 170 C for fan forced.
  3. Using a medium to large bowl add the flour, spices, salt, baking powder and soda and whisk together well.
  4. In another bowl mix the honey, brown sugar, oil and hot water and whisk well. Add the egg and whisk again. (make sure the mixture is only just warm)
  5. Tip the grated apple and the liquid into the flour mixture and mix till combined.
  6. Spoon the mixture into muffin cases ¾ full. Sprinkle with raw sugar
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Hint: This recipe is also lovely with chunks of crystalised ginger.

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