*This is not a personal recipe. I found it on http://www.taste.com.au but it was a big hit in this household! – Bella 🙂 “
Cinnamon Apple Muffins
300g (2 cups) plain flour
1T baking powder
2t ground cinnamon
150g (3/4 cup firmly packed) brown sugar
2 medium Granny Smith apples- cored, peeled and chopped
125g (3/4 cup) seedless raisins
125g butter or margarine melted and cooled
2 eggs- lightly whisked
185mls (3/4 cup) milk
1.) Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Prepare about a dozen muffin pans.
2.) Sift the plain flour, baking powder and cinnamon together into a large bowl. Stir in the brown sugar, apples and raisins until well combined.
3.) In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter/margarine, eggs and milk until well combined.
4.) Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir with a large metal spoon until just combined.
5.) Spoon mixture evenly into the muffin pans
6.) Bake muffins for 20min or until golden and cooked right through.
This is one of very few recipes that is a hit with my entire family.
Just remember, I am a “throw together” cook, so some of the measurements may not be quite exact…so feel free to add more or less.
I also add thing like sweet chilli sauce (if my kids aren’t eating), barbeque sauce, and whatever herbs are on hand.
Get creative with this recipe!
500g mince (I use beef)
1 large handful of diced bacon
1/4 onion, chopped
1 cup veggies (I use peas, corn and carrot)
1T minced garlic
5 large potatoes, cooked (I prefer to steam mine)
butter and milk for mashing
2 handfuls of grated cheese
1) Brown mince, onion and bacon until thoroughly cooked.
2) Add vegetables, simmer for about a minute (longer if vegetables are fozen)
3) Add enough gravy to cover mixture. We like lots of gravy, which makes it quite runny, but can be thickened with extra gravy powder. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
4.) Pour meat mixture into a large casserole dish
5) Mash potatoes with butter and milk. Add one large handful of cheese to potato mixture and mix well.
6) Spread potato topping evenly over the meat mixture. Sprinkle remainder of grated cheese on top. Season with paprika as desired.
7.) Bake in oven until cheese turns golden.
My two eldest boys are picky eaters, one more so than the other. They don’t eat many vegetables (if any!) and not much fruit.
I have had to start being sneaky, trying to find ways to hide fruit and veggies. This recipe has proven very popular in my household. It is great as snacks, or for lunch boxes.
Bella’s Fruit and Veggie Cake
1 carrot, grated
1/2 small zucchini, grated
Large handful baby spinach, finely chopped
2 apples, grated
1 pear, grated
40 ml oil
1.5 cup Self raising flour
60 ml milk
1) Combine all grated fruit and vegetables in a large bowl. Add eggs, combine thoroughly.
2.) Add milk and oil to bowl, mix thoroughly. Slowly sift flour through mixture in parts.
3) Add more flour or milk to reach desired consistency (the thicker the mix, the denser the cake)
4.) Pour mix into a large, grease cake tin, or separate into muffin tins.
5.) Bake at about 160 degrees celsius until golden and cooked through.