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Easy Cinnamon Apple Muffins

Easy cinnamon apple muffins made with Bramley apples and warming ground cinnamon, with a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping.
Course Cake
Cuisine British
Keyword bramley apple muffin, cinnamon apple muffin, easy apple muffin
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 266kcal
Author Beth Sachs

Ingredients

  • 140 g Caster Sugar
  • 200 g Plain Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 100 ml Plain Natural Yogurt
  • 140 g Unsalted Butter melted and cooled
  • 2 Eggs large
  • 2 Bramley Apples peeled and chopped into small pieces

For the Cinnamon Sugar topping

  • 50 g Butter melted
  • 50 g Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 190°c (170 fan/ Gas 5) and place 12 muffin cases in a 12 hole muffin tin.
  • Put the caster sugar, plain flour, bicarbonate of soda and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk together the cooled melted butter, yogurt and eggs in a bowl or jug then gently fold into the dry ingredients.
  • Fold in the chopped apple pieces and spoon into the 12 muffin cases.
  • Bake in the oven for 18 minutes until golden.
  • For the topping: Mix together the cinnamon and granulated sugar in a bowl. Whilst the muffins are still warm, brush the tops with melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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Notes

Top Tips:
  • Try not to overmix the muffin batter as that will result in tough and chewy muffins. Fold in the wet ingredients and apple pieces gently.
  • For a high domed muffin, preheat the oven to 20 degrees ABOVE the specified temperature in the recipe card. As soon as you put the muffins in the oven, turn it back down. The high heat will help the raising agent to start working.
  • Chop the apple into small pieces (about 2cm). The muffins will hold together better if the apple pieces are on the smaller side.
 
Variations:
  • Use Granny Smith apples instead of Bramley apples if you prefer.
  • Love cinnamon? Double the quantity of ground cinnamon in the muffin batter.
  • Add a handful of blackberries for apple and blackberry muffins.
  • Sprinkle in 50g of chopped walnuts for crunch and texture.
  • Make them healthier by replacing the plain white flour for wholemeal, and skipping the cinnamon sugar topping (please don't do this - ha!).
 
Storage:
The apple muffins will stay 100% fresh in an air-tight container for up to 4 days. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
 
Nutrition:
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cinnamon Apple Muffins
Amount per Serving
Calories
266
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
53
mg
18
%
Sodium
 
108
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
89
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
36
g
12
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
19
g
21
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
364
IU
7
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
48
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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