Macadamia & Apple Muffins

Recipe by UmmBinat
READY IN: 47mins
YIELD: 12 muffins




  • Pre-heat oven to 180C and grease a 12 cup muffin tray.
  • Combine sugar, eggs and maple syrup in a medium bowl and whisk until thick and smooth.
  • Sift flours and cinnamon together in a large bowl and add chopped macadamia nuts.
  • Add bicarbonate of soda to buttermilk, stir until dissolved, then add buttermilk immediately to flour mixture, along with sugar-and-egg mixture and chopped apple.
  • Fold in gently until just combined.
  • Spoon mixture into muffin tray, place in preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester withdraws clean.
  • Stand muffins in muffin pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Topping:
  • Place butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan and heat gently until melted.
  • Add apple wedges and cook until soft and syrup is thick and smooth.
  • Add chopped macadamia nuts and stir to coat in syrup.
  • Spoon apple and macadamia topping over each cooled muffin and serve with crème fraiche or mascarpone. Makes 12.