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These muffins have all the flavours of an apple pie in portable breakfast form! Make ahead, soft and full of apple chunks, why not treat yourself to apple pie for breakfast one morning?!

Apple Pie Muffins

These muffins have all the flavours of an apple pie in portable breakfast form! Make ahead, soft and full of apple chunks, why not treat yourself to apple pie for breakfast one morning?!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Annie N

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups (350g) plain/all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (200g) light brown sugar
  • 2 cups (250g) apples, peeled if desired, cored and cut into small chunks. I used Granny Smith.
  • 3/4 stick (85g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp demerara sugar to sprinkle on top, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and spray a 12 hole muffin tin with cooking spray. I use Wilton Bake Easy.

  2. Place flour, baking powder and soda, salt and spices into a large bowl and stir briefly. Add in the sugar and stir until well combined.

  3. Add in the chunks of apple and stir until all the apple chunks are coated in your flour mixture.

  4. Place melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla extract into a jug and beat lightly with a fork.

  5. Add into the dry mixture and then stir just until there are no lumps of flour. Don't beat your muffin mixture too much otherwise your muffins will be rubbery in texture.

  6. Divide the batter between your prepared muffin tin; I used a heaping 2tbsp cookie scoop to ensure each muffin is level.

  7. Sprinkle each muffin with a little demerara sugar, then place in the oven for 14-17 minutes; until risen, golden and an inserted skewer into the centre comes out clean.

  8. Leave to cool for 15 minutes before digging in! If you're not serving immediately, leave to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container. 

  9. Apple Pie Muffins will keep in an airtight container, at room temperature, for 4 days. You can either serve at room temperature, or warm them up in the microwave for 30 seconds. Serve for breakfast sliced in half with butter, or dessert with custard or ice cream.