APPLE CRUMBLE MUFFINS
Makes: 12 cupcakes Difficulty: Easy
12-hole muffin tin
220g Self Raising Flour, sifted
115g Caster Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
60g Vegetable oil
190g Milk (full-cream, skim, soy, any)
1 Egg, beaten
1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract (or essence)
1 Granny Smith apple (120g approx), peeled and grated
1 Granny Smith apple (120g approx), peeled and chopped into small chunks
70g Plain Flour
50g Brown Sugar
40g Rolled Oats
30g Desiccated Coconut
60g Butter, melted (can use margarine)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
1/2 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
Make the crumble mix topping. In a small bowl mix the flour, sugar, oats, coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg together until evenly combined. Stir through the melted butter until all the ingredients are coated. Set the topping aside.
Preheat your 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 cooking spray, extra butter or margarine.
In a large bowl add the dry ingredients: sifted flour, sugar, and cinnamon powder. Stir together until the ingredients are well mixed.
In a small bowl add the wet ingredients: vegetable oil, milk, egg, vanilla, and the grated and chopped apple. Stir.
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.
Spoon the batter into each cupcake hole until it’s almost full. It’s roughly 1 generously heaped tablespoon.
To each cupcake hole add at least one heaped tablespoon of the crumble topping.
Check your oven has reached the right temperature, set your timer for 15-20 minutes and place the cupcake tray on the centre rack of the oven. Remove the muffins when the tops are lightly brown and they spring back when touched.
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.
- 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
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