Autumn Breakfast Muffins

As a new season and new term starts, it’s time for a new recipe. I made these in the slight hope of making a dent in the enormous quantity of apples we now have stacked in the garage after a particularly autumnal wind brought them all down from some of the trees in the garden. Even after stewing and pie-ing and eating, it still looks the same! Apples, raisins and a hit of cinnamon make these muffins deliciously seasonal.


These fruit-packed muffins are ideal for when mornings get the better of us and a grab-and-go breakfast is essential. Despite the misleading title, they are also brilliant for lunches as they are a bit more robust than the usual muffin – they can be slung in the bottom of a rucksack for the day and still come out looking like a muffin! Like most muffins, these freeze well and can double up as an ice pack in a little one’s lunchbox, defrosting (hopefully!) just in time for lunch. 

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Muffins are so simple and easy to make, it’s just a case of mixing dry ingredients with wet ingredients and blobbing the mix into cases. They also freeze really well, so there’s no need to fall for the mediocre ones sold for a small fortune these days. There are a seemingly endless amount of flavour combinations that can be baked into a paper case of yumminess, so let’s start with a favourite: chocolate chip.

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