Courgette and apple muffins recipe

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20 min


25 min

If you’ve only ever eaten courgettes in savoury dishes, prepare yourself for a nice surprise. In these muffins the little bits of apple taste delicious with the soft sponge created by the courgettes


  • 12 thin strips of courgette peel
  • 320g plain flour
  • 3tsp baking powder
  • 50g walnuts, finely chopped
  • 50g raisins
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp salt
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 150ml sunflower oil
  • 150g peeled, cored and grated apples
  • 150g grated courgettes


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.

  • Sieve the flour and baking powder together then mix with the other dry ingredients, saving a little of the sugar to sprinkle on top of the muffins.

  • Mix the eggs and oil together. Add the grated apples and courgettes.

  • Mix the dry and wet ingredients together without overworking them.

  • Divide the mixture between the muffin moulds. Decorate each with a strip of courgette peel and a pinch of sugar.

  • Cook the muffins for 20−25 minutes until they are firm and golden. Check they are cooked through with a skewer; if it comes out clean, they are done.

Top tip for making Courgette and apple muffins

You can't taste the courgettes in the cake, they just produce a deliciously moist sponge

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