Apple Cinnamon Muffins

If you are looking for something easy but tasty for brunch this weekend these muffins would be ideal. The apple and cinnamon combination is such a classic.

The chunks of apple and also the inclusion of some oats give the muffins a really nice texture. My husband usually doesn’t like anything that has cooked apple in it (not even apple pie!), but he loved these muffins and was very happy when I made multiple batches.

I used part plain flour and part wholemeal flour, but if you don’t have wholemeal then just use all plain.

Ingredients – makes 6 large (texas) muffins:

  • 100g/3.5oz plain (all purpose) flour
  • 75g/2.5oz wholemeal flour
  • 100g/3.5oz brown sugar
  • 50g/2oz rolled oats
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 150ml/5 fl oz milk
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (from a bottle is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence or extract
  • 1 green apple (I used a Granny Smith)


  • Heat your oven to 200C/180C fan forced/390F.
  • Cut 6 squares of baking paper and use them to line a 6-hole texas muffin pan. (This will give you cafe style muffin wrappers, but if you don’t want to have wrappers then just spray your pan with some cooking spray.)
  • In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon and bicarb), ensuring that there are no lumps of sugar remaining.
  • In a jug, whisk together the milk, oil, lemon juice and vanilla.
  • Add the liquid from the jug to the dry ingredients in the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Peel, core and dice up your apple then fold into the batter.
  • Carefully spoon the mixture into your prepared muffin pan. (If you are using the paper wrappers, try not to get any mixture on the edges of the paper.)
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle muffin comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


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3 Responses to Apple Cinnamon Muffins

  1. I’ve got so many apples ready for picking in my garden that I’m on the look out for as many interesting recipes to try as possible – I’ll add this one to my list!

  2. marthabernie says:

    Reblogged this on homethoughtsfromabroad626 and commented:
    You can never have too many apple recipes in my view…

  3. Pingback: Choc Chip Cherry Muffins | Recipe Adaptors

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