Easter Apple Simnel Muffins with Quinoa Recipe

Simnel cakes are traditionally made at Easter and contain balls of marzipan as well as diced Pink Lady® apples, lots of warm spices. Quinoa helps keep your blood sugar stable and slowly releases the energy into your body.

Full preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 190c/gas 5

  2. Mix together the quinoa, sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, mixed spice, orange zest, diced Pink Lady® apple and mixed dried fruit. Mix together the eggs, milk and melted butter in a separate bowl. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and stir well. Fill 12 muffin cases in a muffin tin.

  3. Split the marzipan into 12 pieces, roll each piece into a ball and press each ball into the centre of each muffin.

  4. Ask an adult to bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and springy to the touch.

  5. Leave to cool then make up the icing with 200g icing sugar mixed with sufficient orange juice to form a stiff paste and ice before eating.

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