October Bake: Easy to Make Spicy Apple Muffins

Davina here - Before the apple season is over I had to share this recipe again (I shared it once on The Making Home). These apple muffins are the best ones I have ever baked and even friends who don't normally like 'fruit' muffins love them. I found the recipe on the baking website Bakingmad.com. The granulated sugar gives them a really nice crumble style crunch - don't forget to sprinkle them with some before you bake them. The recipe quoted it would make 10 large muffins but I made 15 large muffins so bare that in mind if you decide to try the recipe out. Also the sugar quantity is quite high so I used about two thirds/ four fifths so consider this too. 


  • 250g Unrefined golden granulated sugar
  • 150g Butter (unsalted)diced, softened
  • 3 Apples finely chopped
  • 400g Self-raising white flour
  • 2tsp Baking powder
  • Salt
  • 2 Eggs (free range) beaten
  • 100ml  Milk (whole)
  • 100ml Sunflower oil
  • 1tbsp Unrefined golden granulated sugar for sprinkling
  • 1tsp Cinnamon for sprinkling



  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c (170c fan - gas mark 4). Line the muffin tin with muffin papers or grease and flour each hole.
  2. Take a tablespoon each of sugar and butter and melt over medium heat in a small pan. Add the apples and stir over for 2 minutes until slightly soft. Remove from heat.
  3. Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Rub in the remaining butter.
  4. Make a well in the middle and add the eggs, milk and oil. Stir all together until blended. Stir in apple. 
  5. Spoon the mix into the muffin tin and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle. Cool on a rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days. 

I hope you like the recipe and if you have any delicious apple recipes please do share. I can't do any baking right now since we are in the middle of a kitchen renovation - I am so missing baking!

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