We love this recipe as it’s quick and easy and something we can all help make. The boys love apples and I love cherries so it’s a great mix of our favourite fruits. The sweetness of the apple compliments the tang of the cherries. They taste great on their own or with a cup of tea and your favourite book.
Recipe by Louise of My Three and Me
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Ingredients (makes 12 muffins)

225g self-raising flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp salt
115g unsalted butter
2 large eggs
100g granulated sugar
175ml plain yoghurt
2 tsp vanilla extract
65g dried cherries
1 or 2 JAZZ™ Apples (depending on size)


  • Preheat your oven to 180°c (160°c fan oven).
  • Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cases of your choice
  • Place flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a bowl, mix together and place to one side.
  • Cut any large pieces of dried cherries if necessary. Wash and grate the apple (you could cut into chunks if preferred) and place to one side. The apple once grated may go brown but this is okay. If preferred you could grate the apple in a bowl of water with a tiny bit of lemon juice and then dry with a paper towel or a clean tea towel before using.
  • In another bowl beat the butter and sugar until creamed. (I use a stand mixer but you could use a bowl and electric hand mixer if preferred).
  • Add one egg at a time until mixed. Scrape down the sides and add the yoghurt and vanilla extract.
  • Add the bowl of flour mix into the mixture (keep a little of this in the bowl) and mix until just blended. Add the cherries and grated apple to the leftover flour and mix so that all the fruit is coated. Add this to the mixture and fold in by hand.
  • Spoon the mixture evenly into the muffin case.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.