Apple Crumble Muffins

Apple Crumble Muffins

Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Perfect for: Nostalgia, Sweet Spice, Twist
For the Crumble Topping (optional)
  • 80 g (½ cup) white self-raising flour
  • 55 g (¼ cup) brown sugar
  • ½ tsp MasterFoods™ Cinnamon Ground
  • ¼ tsp MasterFoods™ Ginger Ground
  • 70 g unsalted butter, chopped

  • For the Muffins 
  • 75 g unsalted butter, plus an additional 45 g
  • 600 g (about 3-4) green apples, peeled and diced
  • 75 g (⅓ cup) brown sugar 
  • 225 g (1 ½ cups) white self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp MasterFoods™ Cinnamon Ground
  • ¼ tsp MasterFoods™ Nutmeg Ground
  • ¼ tsp MasterFoods™ Cloves Ground
  • ¼ tsp MasterFoods™ Ginger Ground
  • 115 g (½ cup) caster sugar1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 160 ml (⅔ cup) milk

    1. o make the crumble topping, add all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until combined. Mix in the butter with a wooden spoon until it starts to look like a soft dough. Then, roll it into a log, wrap in plastic, pop in the freezer and let it sit for 20 mins, or until slightly firm.
    2. SWhile this is chilling down, preheat an oven to 200 °C / 180 °C fan-forced, and lightly grease a 12-hole muffin tray. In a large fry pan over medium-low heat, melt 75 g butter and then add the apples, cooking and stirring occasionally for about 5 mins until lightly browned. Add the brown sugar and stir for 2-3 mins until slightly thickened, then set aside to cool.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients. Add remaining butter, egg, and milk, and stir until combined, then stir in the cooled apple mixture.
    4. Spoon the batter into the greased muffin tin, filling no more than ¾ full. Grab your crumble mixture from the freezer, coarsely grate into a small bowl and sprinkle this evenly on top of each muffin.
    5. Bake for 20 mins, or until golden brown. Leave in the muffin tin for 5 mins before turning out, top side up, onto a cooling rack to let cool. Then serve and enjoy!


    The crumble topping – called a streusel – is fantastic for adding texture to soft muffins. The recipe can be made ahead and scaled up for use in other cakes and baking dishes, then kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.

    Green apples are used in cooking because they stand up well in texture and offer up some acidity to balance the sugar. For a Jamaican-inspired flavour, substitute the apple for pineapple!

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