Spiced parsnip and apple muffins

The perfect cold-weather treat that is both seasonal and delicious. 

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Spiced parsnip and apple muffins

Serves 12

Ingredients
• 225g self-raising flour (I use wholemeal)
• 100g light soft brown sugar
• 2 large eggs, beaten
• 150g butter, melted and allowed to cool
• 2 apples, grated (I leave the peel on)
• 2 medium parsnips, peeled and grated
• 125g sultanas
• 75g walnuts, chopped
• 1tsp ground cinnamon
• 1tsp mixed spice

Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4.

 

 

 

Method

Line a muffin tin with paper cases or grease it if you are not using cases.

In a large bowl, mix together the spices, sugar and flour. 

In a separate bowl, mix the melted butter, eggs, parsnip and apple. Add the walnuts and sultanas, stirring carefully.

Pour this into the bowl of dry ingredients, fold together until everything is just mixed – be careful not to over-stir the mixture.

Share between the 12 muffin cases and bake for 12 minutes or so.

 

Photo Andrew Montgomery

Recipe from stephaniehafferty.co.uk

 

Taken from a longer feature in the November 2015 issue of Gardens Illustrated

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