It started off so well , too . All the ingredients lined. up , wholemeal and white , raising agents , buttermilk , even the paper muffin cases . Wholewheat Apple Muffins , a Smitten Kitchen recipe , so I couldn't go wrong . Only it was me making it .
So .... . Having measured most of the dry ingredients ( a tablespoon of cinnamon ? I love cinnamon but ... how about a teaspoon of mixed spice instead ) into one bowl and some of the liquid ones into another , I peeled the two large Elstar apples and blenched at their hideously speckled , soggy interiors . Now what ? It was pouring outside , not the weather to pedal off for more . Frantic re-reading of muffin recipes . All I had was a couple of rather ripe bananas so I mashed and added them . Now the mix would be too mushy if I added all the liquid . O.K., only half the oil , then .
Now it looks boring without chunks of apple . So folded in a handful of chopped up dried apricots ... and some chia seeds, why not ? .
Fill one muffin case ... Rats !! I'd forgotten the brown sugar Oh , for Heaven's sake . Filled the rest of the cases anyway and shoved the lot in the oven .
I told you a Smitten Kitchen's recipe was fool-proof . They were astonishingly nice ... not to mention low in fat and sugar . I'm just going to eat another . Might make it look less gloomy outside