Cranberry & Apple Muffins ~ Baking With Margarine

Lately I received a few tubs of margarine from my sister in law which was gifted by her company Felda Malaysia head office. She often receiving all kinds of new products from her company for sampling. How fun was that ! At the same time, I also received a few tubs of margarine from a friend asking me for help to finish up for her. >o< So, you probably will be seeing me baking with margarine for the next few weeks. haha..... Honestly, margarine is tasteless & less oily or creamy compare to butter. So, its quite a challenging task to come out with good baking. However, it might as well giving you an unpredictable delicious bake. Who knows !

So, this is my second baking task with margarine. It happened that a friend sent over some apples the other day which is just perfect for these little muffins. And here's what I did.

Ingredients :
150gm   margarine
3/4 cup  sugar
1 tspn    salt
1 cup  milk
1 tspn  vanilla essence / NuNaturals vanilla stevia liquid
2 cups  all purpose flour
1 tspn   baking powder
1/2 tspn   baking soda
1 cup  frozen cranberries
3 apples,  sliced

*1/2 cup brown sugar for topping

Method :
(1) beat margarine, sugar & salt till fluffy pale then add in eggs one at a time & continue beating till smooth.
(2) later then add in milk & flour and mix well.
(3) finally, stir in cranberries & mix well, fill batter to paper cups.
(4) line sliced apples to batter & sprinkle on some brown sugar.
(5) then bake at preheated oven 190'C for about 20 minutes or till brown.

The sugar topping will helps to flavour up the apple instantly once melted. I really enjoy eating it this way.

Yes, the texture of this muffin looks so much difference and that is why most baker prefer using butter than margarine. Luckily, the moisture from fresh fruits help a lot in balancing the whole thing. Hope you guys will love it too ! Enjoy & have a great week ahead everyone.


  1. Dear Kristy! These are of my favorites, I so much enjoy apples and cranberries. I loved your boxes, I wich I could find something like that here! Big hugs

  2. I love the light and soft texture of those apple muffins, Kristy. They look wonderful!

  3. well aren't these so pretty!... such a good idea and I adore the little boxes... a perfect pudding! My mum always did and still does exclusively cook with margarine, I guess it's an age thing but her cakes are always perfect and taste great!

  4. Apples and cranberries is such a great combination :) I would enjoy such muffins a lot :D

  5. Adorable square paper muffin cups, Kristy. And your muffins look light and delicious.
    Have a great week!

  6. Ooh, wow these muffins look great. I like the apple slices on top.

  7. Hi Kristy, love this cranberry apple muffins. The apple sugar topping looks very yummy and I am sure children will definitely love this too! You are so lucky to have free margarine for baking,... How we wished too, hehehe... Do enjoy your baking with margarine and warmest regards :


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