Apple crumble muffins

This is my favourite apple cinnamon recipe. I made it for a friend who has an addiction to cinnamon. Hope you enjoy it as much as she did!

Makes: 12 muffins

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes


for the muffins:

  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder, sifted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1-2 apples (depending on the size of the apple), sliced into small pieces

for the crumble:

  • 75g melted butter, extra
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

For the icing

  • 250gm butter
  • 500gm icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice



  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla together with an electric mixer, beat until pale and creamy.
  2. Gradually beat in the eggs until well combined. Add 1 1/4 cups of the flour, all of the baking powder and milk and beat until just combined.
  3. Stir in half of the apples into this mixture and then spoon the mixture into a muffin tray (preferably lined with muffin liners or heavily greased). Using the leftover apples, place a few on top of each of the muffin mixtures.
  4. In a seperate bowl mix the extra butter, remaining flour, brown sugar and cinnamon, it is best to mix these ingredients with a butter knife and to cut through the mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Sprinkle this  mixture on top of the muffins and then bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tester skewer comes out clean.

Cinnamon buttercream

  1. Blend the butter and icing sugar together until pale and creamy. Add in a squeeze of lemon, and add in the cinnamon. Blend until combined.
  2. Pipe on top of each muffin, and if you want a little sparkle on top add some cinnamon sugar on top (white sugar combined with ground cinnamon)
  3. Serve and mmmenjoy!




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