When you bake this apple muffin recipe with crumble topping, brace yourself for the warm apple, toasted coconut, caramelised sugar and cinnamon smell that will fill your kitchen. Lucky for you, they taste fantastic warm from the oven with a dash of butter so you don’t need to wait.

You will need: 12-hole muffin tray

Apple Crumble Muffins

Apple Crumble Muffins
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When you bake this apple muffin recipe with crumble topping, brace yourself for the warm apple, toasted coconut, caramelised sugar and cinnamon smell that will fill your kitchen. Lucky for you, they taste fantastic warm from the oven with a dash of butter so you don’t need to wait.
Servings: muffins (cupcake sized)
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Ingredients

Dry ingredients
Wet ingredients
Crumble Topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees if fan-forced; or 350 F). Line the holes in the cupcake tin with patty cases, or grease each hole with non-stick spray.
  2. Make the crumble mix topping. In a small bowl mix the flour, sugar, oats, coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg together until evenly combined. Stir in the melted butter until all the ingredients are coated. Set the topping aside.
  3. In a large bowl add the dry ingredients: sifted flour, sugar, and cinnamon powder. Stir together until the ingredients are well mixed.
  4. In a small bowl add the wet ingredients: vegetable oil, milk, egg, vanilla, and the grated and chopped apple. Stir.
  5. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in. Stir them together gently until they’ve just started to combine together evenly. Don’t over mix them.
  6. Spoon the batter into each cupcake hole until it’s almost full. To each cupcake hole add at least one heaped tablespoon of the crumble topping.
  7. Check your oven has reached the right temperature, then place the muffin tray on the centre rack of the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove the muffins when the tops are lightly browned and they spring back when touched.
  8. Allow the muffins to cool in their pan for 5 minutes before attempting to remove them. Remove the muffins and let them cool on a wire rack.

Baking Tips

  • The key with any muffin recipe is to not overmix the batter. This is why the dry ingredients and wet ingredients are prepared separately then gently mixed together.
  • Not all the crumble topping will stick to the muffins as it’s cooking. That’s ok.
  • You can use a larger or small cupcake tin if needed but you’ll need to adjust your baking time. Shorter if they’re smaller cupcakes or larger if you’re making “Texas-sized” muffins. You’ll have to experiment.
  • Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days

Fragrant warm apple cinnamon muffins with a toasted coconut and caramelised sugar topping.