Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

This week was half term so we needed a couple of fun activities to keep the kids entertained whilst they were at home.

So guess what?! We did some more baking!

This time we baked some Apple and Cinnamon Muffins.
yummy apple and cinnamon muffins

We used the same recipe we used here but tweaked it with a couple of changes to the ingredient list.


160g self raising flour

2/3 tsp baking powder

80g butter

2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped up

2/3 teaspoon cinnamon

2 dashes of apple juice

2 medium/large eggs

70g sugar plus 1 tsp sugar


1. Put the chopped apple, cinnamon and tsp sugar into a bowl with a splash of apple juice and microwave for 2 minutes

2. Rub the flour, baking powder and butter together.

3. Lightly beat the eggs

4. Add the eggs, splash of apple juice and half of the apple mixture to the flour and mix well.

5. Spoon into muffin cases.image

6. Add half a teaspoon of the apple mix to the top of the muffin cases

7. Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for approximately 15 minutes.



This recipe produces a lovely, springy muffin with the added bonus that there is some fruit hidden inside as well as the baked apple on the top.

They were very popular with my children and with my work colleagues as well and were all devoured within a day – which rarely happens when we bake- although having said that I rarely share them out at work!!

If you fancy doing some baking of your own, then check out the myriad of yummy recipes suitable to make with your kids available here on the BBC Good Food site – we often find great ideas here!

Apple and Cinnamon Muffins
Yields 12
A yummy fruity muffin!
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  1. 160g flour
  2. 80g butter
  3. 2/3 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  6. 2/3 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 70 g sugar + 1 teaspoon sugar
  1. Put the apple, cinnamon, teaspoon of sugar and dash of apple juice into a microwaveable container and microwave for 2 minutes
  2. Rub the flour, baking powder and butter together
  3. Lightly Beat the eggs
  4. Add the eggs, sugar, splash of apple juice and half the apple mix to the flour mix and stir well
  5. Spoon into muffin cases
  6. Add half a teaspoon of remaining apple mix to the top of each muffin
  7. Bake in the preheated oven at 200C for 15 minutes
101 things to do with kids!

We Love Weekends – 27th February 2015

Can you believe we are already nearly at the end of February!

This year is flying by so fast, and it is time again for We Love Weekends!

Last weekend we had a lovely day out to Packwood House.
We try and get out when we can and weekends tend to be the only time we can do stuff all together as a family due to school and work commitments.
How and when do you fit in family time?

We had loads of great posts link up last week, so it was quite tough to pick out our featured posts.
During the week my children had witnessed a baby lamb being born, so it seemed fitting to recognise all of the sheep-related spring posts that had linked up!
Castle View Academy made Japanese New Year Cards – for the Year of the Sheep.
They also made some cute sheep stick puppets.
Muminthemadhouse provided us with a fab list of 35 spring lamb and sheep crafts!

we love weekends  featured posts
We felt inspired by these and made our own sheep too!
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The We Love Weekends Co-Hosts are Peakle Pie, Witty Hoots, Raising Wild Ones & 101 Things to do with the Kids


Paper Plate Sheep!

After Rachel and Jack got the opportunity to see a lamb being born at the farm, we decided to welcome in the spring by making some paper plate sheep!

These are really simple to make and even my two couldn’t go wrong!

First of all we got all our bits and pieces together.


Paper Plate x 2 (per lamb)

PVA glue

Cotton Wool Balls

Straws or Lollipop sticks for the legs

Googily eyes

Black paper

Pritt Stick

And this is how we made it:paper plate sheep

First we pulled all the cotton wool balls to make them fluffier and bigger. Continue reading Paper Plate Sheep!

"I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen" AA Milne

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