A mother of three, Annabel Karmel is the UK’s best-selling author on feeding babies and children. She is an expert in devising tasty and nutritious meals for children without the need for parents to spend hours in the kitchen. Annabel has written 24 books on feeding babies, children and families and sold over 4 million books worldwide.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of Annabel’s first book, the Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner which has become the authoritative guide on feeding babies and is regularly in the top five cookery titles.



Apple and Sultana Muffins

From Annabel newest cookbook ‘Annabel’s Family Cookbook’ Ebury Press

These muffins are fun to make together with your little one, and are a perfect treat for mum this mother’s day. The grated apple keeps the muffins lovely and moist.

Prep 25 minutes

Cook 20-22 minutes

Makes 12 muffins

Suitable for freezing


125g butter, softened

125g caster sugar

1 egg

200 ml milk

Quarter tsp salt

225g plain flour

1 tbsp baking powder

Half tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

150g dessert apples, peeled and grated

75g sultanas

A little Demerara sugar


Preheat the oven to 180 C Fan / 200 C / Gas 6. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

Measure all of the ingredients into a free standing mixer and whisk until combined. Spoon into the cases.

Sprinkle evenly with Demerara sugar. Bake for about 20 to 22 minutes until well risen and lightly golden.