Tetley green tea apple muffins

Ingredients:

Makes: 10 muffins

  • 3 Tetley Green Tea Apple flavoured tea bags
  • 200ml boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 Braeburn or Golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1.5cm dice
  • 170g whole-wheat spelt flour or stoneground whole-wheat flour
  • 60g almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 50g porridge oats
  • 50g (1/2 cup) walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 60ml buttermilk
  • 80ml coconut or odourless vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pink lady apple, cored and cut into wafers and halved
  • 2 tablespoons whole rolled oats, to finish
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Method:

  1. Add boiling water to the tea bags and brew for 5 minutes. Stir in the honey and discard the bags.
  2. Place the apples in a saucepan and add the tea. Poach the apples on a high heat for 6-8 minutes until the liquid is completely reduced and the apples are tender. Set aside to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180º C. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  4. Sift the flour, almond meal, raising agents, mixed spice and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the oats and walnuts to the flour and mix to combine.
  5. In a jug, whisk together the eggs, sugar, buttermilk, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold through lightly. Add the poached apples and fold through.
  7. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners.
  8. Press the apple wafers into the top of each muffin and scatter with oats.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through.
  10. Cool on a wire rack and sift with powdered sugar.

Credit: https://www.bibbyskitchenat36.com/green-tea-apple-muffins/