Apple & Cinnamon Muffins | Blogmas

I swear I never really bake anything that isn’t a chocoholic’s dream or full of sugar. For Blogmas I wanted to try recipes outside of my comfort zone and came up with the idea for these apple and cinnamon muffins. They can be a light dessert option or even an indulgent brunch treat!

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This recipe makes 8 big muffins, each one almost filling a large tulip muffin case, however you can also make 12 smaller muffins in regular cupcake cases.

Ingredients Needed;

  • 2 eggs
  • 480g plain flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 2 diced gala apples
  • 225g granulated sugar
  • 120 ml milk

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  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C and line a muffin tin with the cases of your choice.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar with an electric kitchen mixer until pale, which usually takes a few minutes. Add the eggs one by one, waiting until each is fully incorporated before adding the next.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and spices in a bowl and then fold half of this into the sugar and egg mixture. Add half of the milk and repeat these two steps until you form the batter. I used the electric mixer to help but be careful not to overwork the batter!
  • Cut up your apples, toss in a little flour and add to the batter before spooning into the muffin cases.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown on the top and a knife comes out clear from the centre.
  • Start to cool on a wire rack while you work on the syrup.

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Syrup Topping;

  • Melt a knob of butter in the microwave and stir in demerara sugar and a little cinnamon.
  • Brush this over the top of the muffins and let them absorb the syrup on a plate before serving. These will stop the muffins from being too dry and add a bit more cinnamon flavour to them!

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These muffins are so easy to make and taste really delicious if I do say so myself! Rest assured they’ll be gone in no time in this house!

Lots of Love,
Daisy xxx



  1. December 4, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Yummm yummm!! Thanks for sharing and have a great week 🙂

    • December 4, 2016 / 11:12 pm

      You’re welcome, have a lovely week sweetie xx

  2. December 4, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    They looke amazing! Thankyou for sharing the recipe x

    • December 4, 2016 / 11:12 pm

      Thank you, they’re so yummy and simple to make!x

  3. December 7, 2016 / 10:21 am

    These look amazing! I might try this out this weekend!

    • December 8, 2016 / 9:43 am

      Thank you, hope you like them if you do try them out xx

  4. December 11, 2016 / 8:22 am

    Yummm Apple and cinnamon is the best combination!! Must try these! We are a sucker for chocolate baking too but nice to try new things!

    • December 25, 2016 / 12:12 am

      Oh wow thaaaaank you babies!! This is the best Christmas present xxx

  5. January 6, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    How do you get your muffins so tall? These seriously look like the ones you’d get from a store, and the ones I make look like they got sad and melted.

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