Apple and smoked cheddar muffins

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Apple and smoked cheddar muffins

Photo, Sian Richards.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 apple , peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated smoked cheddar , divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk


  • PREHEAT oven to 350F.
  • STIR flour with baking powder and salt in a medium bowl until combined. Stir in chopped apple and 3/4 cup grated smoked cheddar until coated.
  • WHISK sugar, canola oil and eggs in a large bowl until combined. Whisk in milk.
  • STIR flour mixture into egg mixture just until combined. Scoop into a lined muffin pan. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup more grated smoked cheddar.
  • BAKE until a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 min.

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