Food For Four

Easy Apple Muffins

Posted on | October 9, 2012 | Baking, Kids friendly | 2 Comments

easy apple muffins

These apple muffins are so easy and very delicious. This is such a great recipe to do with young kids cause all you do is put in the ingredients and give it a stir. It is that easy. We added dried cranberries but you can add raisins or sultanas. We wanted a bit of crunch on top so sprinkled some walnut, cinnamon and brown sugar on top.

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Easy Apple Muffins

Recipe adapted from here
Makes 12


300g cups plain flour
3 tsp ground cinnamon
110g brown sugar (firmly packed)*
1 tbs baking powder
2 medium (about 400g) Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled, cut into cubes
125g dried cranberry
125g butter, melted, cooled
2 eggs, lightly whisked
185mls (3/4 cup) milk

Walnut crumble (optional)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Line the 12 medium muffin pans with 12 muffins cases (or just grease the pan)

Sift the plain flour, baking powder and cinnamon together into a large bowl. Stir in the brown sugar, apples and cranberries until well combined.

Whisk together the butter, eggs and milk until well combined.

Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. It is important that the ingredients are only just combined. If the mixture is over-mixed, the cooked muffins will have a tough texture.

Spoon the mixture evenly into the muffin pans.

If you like a crunchy nut crumble on top, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and chopped walnuts and mix together. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the muffin mixture.

Bake the muffins in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through. To test with a skewer into the centre and see  if it comes out clean. Once cooked, remove from oven and stand for 2-3 minutes before turning onto a wire rack.

*I don’t like very sweet muffins and have reduced the amount of sugar from the original recipe.

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2 Responses to “Easy Apple Muffins”

  1. Marjon
    November 7th, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Looks yummy Yen! I’ll have to give these a go!

  2. Ami
    December 24th, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    Just made these with a 10-yr old helper. Great recipe for kids! Reduced sugar to 90 g after reading reviews, and 70g cranberries. If I had had applesauce, would have replaced about 2/3 of butter, or maybe more. Definitely will make again with applesauce. Forgot to add topping but didn’t miss it. YUM!!!!

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