It’s been the most beautiful Spring day today, absolutely gorgeous. The sun has been shining, perfect for the first Greek BBQ of the season, at my parents’ house – and the men sat outside. In March.
In the UK.
Almost unheard of.
Lovely family days.
Have you seen the #100daysofhappiness hashtag popping up everywhere?
My #day2 is Biscoff biscuit spread and Biscoff (Lotus) biscuits. Preferably together! Yes they make me happy.
Little things please me 🙂
I know I’m last to catch up with these, but maybe that’s a good thing right?
I’m not to be trusted around them.
Not at all.
I’m pretty sure I could eat the whole jar straight off.
So, I needed something to take to my parents.
Light, not too sweet. That would appeal to everyone – age range 15-97. 🙂
Apple cinnamon Biscoff muffins were created.
It’s an easy peasy lemon squeezy kind of recipe, diced apple chunks, ground cinnamon and chopped walnuts in a part-wholegrain spelt, brown sugar and honey batter.
Topped with Lotus Biscoff biscuit spread and crumbled Biscoff biscuits, kinda like a streusel topping…
Divinely, rustically delicious. Comforting carbs. Gotta love ’em. 😀
Here we go:
Apple Cinnamon Biscoff Muffins
Inspired by Nigella Lawson’s apple & cinnamon muffins in ‘Nigella Kitchen’
3 small eating apples, peeled, cored and chopped into small dice
125g plain flour
125g Wholemeal spelt flour
1tsp. ground cinnamon
1tsp. vanilla extract
125g light brown sugar
125 ml honey
125ml vegetable oil
40g chopped walnuts.
For the topping:
About 10 Biscoff biscuits, whizzed up until fine crumbs
About half a (380g) jar of smooth Biscoff biscuit spread.
1. Mix all the ingredients up together for the muffins, making suet they’re well mixed, but not over mixed.
2. Fill 12 muffin cases 2/3 full.
3. Bake at 180 deg. C (fan oven) for about 20 minutes, but keep an eagle eye on them towards the end as they brown very easily (I almost burnt a few of mine!)
4. When they are cold, spread with a tbsp or so (however much you want really) of biscuit spread and top with the crumbs.
Now, doesn’t your kitchen smell all warm, homely, comforting and redolent with ground cinnamon and vanilla? Beautiful. 🙂
What a fab idea!!!
So quick, easy and delicious!
Where can you get this biscoff stuff
In the UK- I’ve bought from Sainsburys and Waitrose.
Outside UK, you’ll have to google I’m afraid. Good luck. x
Lovely treats. Those biscuits are addictive. In parts of northern France and Belgium they seem to be a bit of an obsession rather than a biscuit. I’m still trying to get used to the newfangled Biscoff name, though.
I think I’m last to the Biscoff party! To be honest I’d rather call it lotus spread than Biscoff (in fact my jar doesn’t say Biscoff at all – only the biscuits do.
That’s a great recipe for muffins isn’t it Anna? A great base to fiddle with. And I do love a good fiddle with my food! Beautiful photography as ever my dear 🙂
Was thinking to myself where does Nigella’s recipe end and mine begin?
I’m sure I’ve read somewhere that if 3 ingredients are changed technically it’s a new recipe, my recipe, but it really didn’t feel right to not mention that it was Nigella’s recipe which inspired me.
Better be safe than sorry.
Would appreciate your thoughts on this 🙂
Have commented on Facebook but essentially, I think you’ve done the right thing Anna. You were directly inspired by Nigella but this *is* your recipe so go with it 🙂
Thanks Jo. I must admit to feeling a bit borderline now.
it’s a murky area that’s for sure.
No need hunny! None at all x
I was going to make these tonight Anna but I forgot to buy the biscuits! Arrghhh..I will have to wait until tomorrow now. They look gorgeous!
I assume you don’t have to buy more Biscoff spread Nic?! 😀
I still have one jar left from my stash 😉