Apple-Crumble muffins


So today I’m talking muffins!!!  I never expected to write this recipe up as a post, (which is why I don’t have many photo’s) but these Apple-Crumble Muffins were so delicious  that it would be shame not share the recipe.

The unexpected, spur of the moment bakes always turn out to be the best, don’t you think?  Much like the unexpected guest which is why these muffins ended up in the oven in the first place.

As luck would have it I had decided that Wednesday was going to be “steam clean the carpets” day,  so I was in the process of  moving (dumping) furniture out into the hall,  when the phone rang.  My Aunt who is the  “unexpected guest “   decided to give me 45mins notice that she was dropping in on her way home.   This is a woman I mean person that doesn’t take NO for answer.    The house looked like a bomb hit it!   I had the best part of 45 mins to tidy up and put everything back and as per usual the kids had wolf down the last of the Victoria Sponge that I had baked the day before, so there was nothing to have with a cuppa.

Being a baking blogger with no cake in the house, she would never let me live that down.

What could I bake that’s quick to mix up, bakes in a jiffy and tastes delicious my old reliable MUFFINS – but what kind?

Bingo  – I had purred apple in the fridge and I always have some homemade crumble in the cupboard – it’s great for making a quick crumble with fresh berries.  I found a carton of cream hidden behind the milk, so Apple-Crumble Muffins it is. These take less than 10 mins to put together and about  30-35 mins to bake.  The perfect quick bake for those cake emergencies.

When the Apple-Crumble Muffins were cold, I used a teaspoon to scoop out the top of the muffin and filled it with whipped cream.  I topped the cream with some more Apple.  It really was Apple Heaven.

After a great chat and lots of laughter I waved her off 2 hours later with the remainder of the muffins and a promise to write-up the recipe.

I gave the steam cleaner the evil eye and quickly packed it away.  I put the kettle on, grabbed my camera to take at least one cake photo and retrieved the very last muffin I had hidden behind the corn flake boxes.

So as Scarlet O Hara famously said in GONE WITH THE WIND     “Tomorrow is another Day” .  I’ll steam clean tomorrow unless I can find another excuse not to.

I hate steam cleaning the carpets, maybe I could bribe someone with muffins to do it for me, now there’s a plan!



Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Category: BAKES & CAKES

Yield: 6

Calories per serving: 220 Calories

Apple -Crumble Muffin

Forget your Blueberry Muffin and try these very easy to Bake Apple Muffins absolutely yummy with fresh cream


    For the Crumble
  • 15g soft butter
  • 25g plain flour
  • 15g brown sugar
    For the muffins
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 210ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 200g pureed/stewed apple (see below)
  • 250ml whipped cream
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon


    To puree Apple
  • Slice 3 apples, add apples to pot with 2 tbsp. water and 1 tsp brown sugar. Bring apples to the boil, then gently simmer for 15-20 minutes or until soft. Drain the excess water Mash lightly with a fork, I like a few chunks still left in them.
  • Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan. Place paper cases in your muffin tin. Make the crumble topping by rubbing together the butter and flour till it resembles breadcrumbs, add the sugar and set to one side.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder, cinnamon into a mixing bowl, add in the sugar. In another bowl, mix together milk, egg and the melted butter.
  • Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture till combined. (DON’T OVER MIX OR MUFFINS WILL BE TOUGH- gently fold in your apple puree.
  • Divide the mix between the cases, I get 6-7 BIG muffins out of this mix.
  • Sprinkle over the crumble topping.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-35mins, then leave to cool
  • Whilst muffins are in the oven whip up the cream. When the muffins are cold, use a teaspoon to make a hole in the muffins place cream inside the muffins.
  • (I put the cream in an icing bag with an icing tip stuck it in the muffins and squeezed some cream in lol).
  • Add some apple puree to the top and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


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  • Lauren @ Delicious Little Bites July 25, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Oh my these look good! Definitely putting this recipe on my Fall must-make list! Can’t wait for apple season!

    • Karyn July 25, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Thanks Lauren..they would make a perfect Autumn treat as we call it😀

  • Adriana Lopez Martn July 25, 2017 at 7:28 am

    What a lovely bite apples are perfect for desserts and this is not the expception. Looks so good =)

    • Karyn July 25, 2017 at 10:44 am

      I love apples too. I usually make apple crumble with pureed apple, but these muffins made a tasty change😍

  • valmg @ From Val's Kitchen July 25, 2017 at 10:58 am

    I love freshly baked muffins! These look fantastic, I wish I could reach through the screen an try one right now.

    • Karyn July 27, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      Hi Val 😉 Muffins are my go-to recipe. I love fresh baked muffins too. Thanks for the comment

  • Veena Azmanov July 25, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    This looks so good!! I love apple crumble and these on the top of a muffin sounds so yum.

    • Karyn July 27, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      Me too Veena. 😉 Crumble makes everything taste better especially with cream or custard

  • Megan @ Strawberry Blondie Kitchen July 25, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    These muffins look delicious! We go apple picking every fall because we love apples in this family! Can’t wait to whip up a batch of these!

  • Pam Wattenbarger July 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Those look delicious. I bet you could easily bribe someone to steam clean your carpets with those. 🙂 Apples will be in season here soon and I can’t wait to make these.

    • Karyn July 27, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      Won’t be long now till Autumn.. I love that time of year too all the golden colours. So glad you liked the recipe Pam xx

  • Christine July 25, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    These make me so excited for fall! They look delicious and perfect. Can’t wait to try out the recipe very soon!

    • Karyn July 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      That’s great Christine. Glad you liked the recipe.. Would love to know how you get on!

  • Molly Kumar July 25, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    WoW, the apple crumb muffins look so good and fluffy. I love the idea of adding the apple slices n crumbs as a topping to enhab=nce the taste further.

    • Karyn July 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Absolutely Molly.. crumble makes everything taste better

  • Kylee from Kylee Cooks July 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Who cares about carpets when there is cake? (or muffins). There’s something awesome about spur of the moment creations, and when you add proper fresh whipped cream – I’m sold. This looks really lovely, Karyn – can’t wait to try it out for myself! (if I make them it means I don’t have to clean the house, right?)

    • Karyn July 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Ha ha Kylee.. I did bribe my eldest to steam clean the carpets in the end.. took a bit more then muffins ( he needed new trainers). I love spur of the moment bakes that turn out to be something special

  • Ashley - Forking Up July 25, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    These are like, what muffins want to grow up to be. They almost look like cupcakes! So cute and I’m sure so tasty!

    • Karyn July 27, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks Ashley 😉 I always find muffins much easier to male then cupcakes

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way July 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Well, aren’t you one smart cookie!! Sometimes necessity makes us creative and by the looks of your muffins they turned out fantastic. I love apples and cinnamon — great ingredients for muffins. Will be making these soon.

    • Karyn July 27, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Thanks Marisa ;).. I love Apple in anything, but these were a joy to bake and eat

  • Anvita July 25, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    OMG, these must taste so good. We love apples and anything with apples in it. Will try this for my son.

    • Karyn July 27, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      I guarantee he will love them Anvita and if you don’t like fresh cream you could always try custard.. delicious this way

  • Jenn August 12, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    These look delicious, what a great way to showcase the apples themselves… perfect for upcoming apple season in Northern NJ!

    • Karyn August 14, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks Jenn 😉 It’s a super easy recipe !!


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