Apple cinnamon rusks

Apple cinnamon rusks

apple cinnamon rusks

These delicious apple cinnamon rusks are proof that homemade is best.

  • 1 hr 15 mins + drying
  • Makes about 45
  • Intermediate


  • 500g packet self-raising flour
  • 1kg granola
  • 125ml brown sugar
  • 375ml All Bran flakes
  • 500ml dried apples, chopped
  • 3ml salt
  • 15ml baking powder
  • 20ml ground cinnamon
  • 160ml mixed seeds (like sunflower and linseeds)
  • 2 eggs
  • 500ml buttermilk
  • 125ml sunflower oil
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 27cm x 35cm oven dish with butter. Mix all the dry ingredients together and make a well in the centre.
  2. Combine the wet ingredients and stir into the dry ingredients until a dough is formed. Spoon into the prepared pan and press evenly. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a testing skewer comes out clean. Cool in the pan.
  3. Turn out and slice into 9cm long x 2cm wide pieces. Pack on wire racks. Dry out at 80°C for about 8 hours, or overnight. Store in an airtight container.


Magazine issue date: August, 2019

Nolwazi Dhlamini

About Margie Els-burger

Food Editor at Your Family - Margie Els-Burger won the 2018 Avo Ambassador as well as the Galliova Egg Champion. She also walked away with the 2019 ‘Galliova Food Writer of the year’ award! She is a sweet-oholic and equally loves exotic salts. Her superpower is raiding the fridge to whip up (and use up!) easy meals. If she’s not busy cooking up a storm and making food look pretty, you’ll find her out searching for new (and old!) restaurant gems - or hiding with a tin of caramel treat.