Apple and cranberry muffins

Looking through the archive of what I have posted I cannot help but wonder how is that possible that I only have 2 muffin recipies? Considering it is one of the things I bake very often and have fed a considarate amount of them to my colleagues, it is a huge negligence on my part. The good news though is that Spring is on its way and with it the picknick season. So consider this post a hint of what you can pack in your picknick basket. That is if picknicks and such are still allowed.

Makes: 18-22 muffins Preparation time: ca 10min Baking time: 30min

3 tbsp amaretto or apple juice

125g dried cranberries

150g butter

2 eggs

175g plain yogurt

85g sugar

1 pack of vanilla sugar

250g flour

2 tsp baking powder

2 small apples

30g walnuts

1 tsp vanilla extract

For the icing:

125g powdered sugar

2-3 tbsp water or amaretto

Preheat the oven to 175ºC.

Add the amaretto to a small pan and heat it up a little and set aside. Put a handful of cranberries aside, these will be used for decoration. Add the rest to the hot amaretto.

Peel the apples, remove the seeds and cut in little cubes. Chop the walnuts, leave a few for decoration.

In another pan melt the butter. Move it to a bowl, add the yogurt, eggs and the sugar. Combine the flour and the baking powder, then sift it into the batter. Mix it well, then add the apples, cranberries and the nuts.

Fill the muffin forms with ca 2/3 batter and place the form in the oven for about 30 min.

Remove from the oven and cool down. For the icing put the powdered sugar into a cup and mix with or amaretto, or for the non alcoholic version, use water or apple juice.

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