No matter the size, taste or decorations, if there are muffins on the table it is absolutely certain that they will disappear in a heatbeat. These mini deserts with a heavenly taste were once popular in Whales even in 10th or 11th century. Although somewhat similar to cupcakes, it was actually the muffin that was first mentioned in E. Leslie's 'Receipts' of 1828. They can be both sweet and savory. Regardless the taste, muffins are the perfect choice weather you want a quiet evening at home or you host a party.

The former or the latter, here are some muffin recipes to try out.

Banana and Maple Syrup Muffins

Serves 4 people

Needed ingredients

- 1/2 cups of plain flour

- 1/2 cup of sugar

- 1 egg

- 1 cup self-rising flour

- 1/2 pinch of salt

- 1/2 cup of maple syrup

- 1 tablespoon of icing sugar

- 1 teaspoons of baking powder

- 3 bananas

- 100 g of butter


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.

2. Take a large bowl and combine together the self-rising, plain flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.

3. In a jug, put the bananas, maple syrup, egg and butter together.

4. Pour the ingredients of the jug into the bowl and with a spatula fold the mixture together until all ingredients are moist.

5. Using an ice-cream scoop, put the mixture into the muffin tray and bake for about 20-25 minutes.

6. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with sifted icing sugar.


Love muffins

Serves 4 people

Needed ingredients

- 1/2 cups of caster sugar

- 125 ml apple juice

- 1-2 tablespoons of water

-1/2 almond meal

-1/2 cup of oil

- 2 cups of icing sugar

- sprinkles

- 2 teaspoons of baking powder

- 2 eggs

- 2 granny smith apples

- red food coloring

- 2 cup plain flower


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line the muffin pan with muffin paper cases.

2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large cooking container. Stir the almond meal and sugar. In a separate bowl or cooking pot, measure out the apple juice and oil, then whisk in the eggs. Add it to the dry ingredients with grated apple and mix until combined.

3. Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until the skewer inserted into the middle of the muffins comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

4. To prepare icing, place icing sugar in a small bowl and add enough water so that it forms a smooth, spreadable paste. Add 1 to 2 drops of food coloring so that it turns pink. Spread cold muffins with icing and add sprinkles in the form of a heart.

Whichever one you choose, they all taste heavenly. Enjoy in your sweet desert!