Tuesday 17 June 2014

Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

When Spring/Summer rolls around I feel the need to start using fruit in my baking. Not quite sure why, maybe because most fruit is good this time of year, or the fact that we buy more of it. A few weeks back I posted a recipe for Blueberry & Almond Muffins , which were great according to most people but as I said in the post, I don't like blueberries, or almonds. However, I do absolutely love apple and cinnamon!

These would make a great breakfast or brunch snack, albeit a little sugary. To finish these off a dipped them in a mix of melted butter with a teaspoon of cinnamon, then dipped in sugar. In all honesty, I don't think it made them any better, they were already fantastic so I wouldn't recommend doing it unless you have all your teeth are sweet. I think we need to take a second to appreciate how cute these cupcake cases are, I wish you could see them better in the pictures, they have little strawberries on them. I picked them up in Dealz/Poundland, I am in love with them. This recipe makes 18 cupcakes or 10 full size muffins. Enjoy & Happy Baking! 

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and line the tin with cupcake/muffin cases.

2.  In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. 

3. Add in the eggs, one at a time. Be sure the first one is mixed in before adding the second. Then add the vanilla. 

4. In a second bowl, sieve the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Stir together.

5. Fold the flour into the wet mixture, alternating with the milk. 

6. Grate the apples and gently fold into the batter until everything is combined.

7. Pour the mix into the cases, fill them to just above 3/4 of the way full. 

8.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer/knife comes out clean. 

9. Leave on a wire rack to cool. If you wish to add the topping, wait until the cupcakes have completed cooled. Poke a couple of holes in the top of them, dip them in the mixture of butter & a teaspoon of cinnamon then coat with sugar. 


  1. The combination of apple and cinnamon is one of my favourite flavour combinations

  2. Mine too, baked apple with cinnamon sprinkled over them, mm!

  3. These look amazing! Apple and cinnamon is such a good combo. One of my faves in apple and cinnamon granola from Tesco x

    1. Ooo, that sounds good. I make my own granola bars usually, so I might have to give that a go with apple & cinnamon! x

  4. Can't wait to try this!! X