Board Meetings from work are always a great excuse to bake because those meetings take a whole day and people come in from quite a distance and like to have a second breakfast. What is not eaten in the morning will be eaten later in the day.
A quick check with by cook books and pantry/fridge/freezer and I decided on these Apple Bran Muffins. The original recipe comes from 1-2-3 und fertig Muffins (1-2-3 and done Muffins) by the publisher Moewig. It is actually a Banana Cornflakes Muffin recipe but I was rather going for the apples and I had no cornflakes but bran flakes.
– 200g flour
– 2 tsp. baking powder
– dash of salt
– 1 tsp. cinnamon
– 1 tsp. vanilla sugar or 1/2 tsp. vanilla
– 80g bran flakes
– 1 egg
– 125g sugar (brown or white)
– 60ml oil
– 200ml buttermilk
– 2 apples
Tip: Brown sugar in Germany is like white sugar just with a slight brownish colour. It is dry not like the Norther American brown sugar that is wet.
Prepare the muffin pan by adding liners or grease and dust it.
Sift the flour and baking powder and add the vanilla sugar in a bowl. Somewhat crush the bran flakes in your hand and add to the flour mix, set aside. Mix egg and sugar in a mixer and add buttermilk and oil and mix until well combined.
Wash, and core the apples and grate them as fine as you like. I did not peal them because I felt it was not necessary. Also, I used a coarse grate for the apples. Add them to the egg mixture and combine well.
Finally, pour the flour mix to the egg mixture and using a spatula combine it roughly. Quickly fill the muffin pan with the mixture and bake at 180°C for 20 min.
Remove from the oven and let the muffins cool out. Then glaze them with chocolate and an apple chip for decoration.