• Makes 12
  • 60 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 16 Ingredients


I was craving something so yummy it would make me selfish enough to not want to share with the kids. I was so happy with the result of this recipe, they were amazing. As soon as they were cool enough to eat, I sat in the sun with the dogs and inhaled three of them. I then put them in the freezer to stop me eating anymore and to hide them from the kids.

Ingredients (makes 12 Muffins)

  • 2 Apples – peeled, cored and diced. Dice the apples smaller for the topping than for the muffins
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 180 Grams Walnuts (Whizzed into a fine crumb)
  • 100 gram Demera Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 300 gram Plain Flour
  • Pinch Salt
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 180 gram Caster Sugar (or Light Brown Sugar)
  • 120 ml Olive Oil
  • 350 ml Water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Apples - Peeled, cored and dice


  1. For the topping mix all ingredients together and set aside for when the batter is made.
  2. For the MUFFINS: Preheat oven to 180 degrees fan forced oven. Line Muffin tin or cupcake tin with liners or cases.
  3. Mix flour with salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
  4. In another bowl, briskly whisk the sugar with oil. Add water and vinegar to sugar and oil and whisk well. Mix the dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Fold in the apples
  5. Fill the papers/cases with the batter. Liberally cover the top of the muffin batter with the crumble mixture. Bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.


When I visited my American New England last year I baked a lot for my friend Strach and her partner VP. One of her friends Kris said that my cupcakes were so good they were like the crack cocaine of cupcakes. She took some home, hid them in the back of the fridge and refused to share them with her kids. I imagined her coming out at night when everyone was asleep and consuming them with a delirious look on her face. These muffins made me want to do the same thing.

  • With your vivid description and pics I just have to make these. Thanks for the recipe.


  • Hah – your note cracked me up… These muffins look fantastic!


  • My kids love apple crumble muffins ! This recipe has a bit too much sugar for me, I actually like to make it without sugar.


  • Ooh yum these look so great (-:


  • I love an apple crumble so your recipe sound’s good to me! Thanks so much!


  • I make apple and cinnamon muffins that are loved in our home. I’ve never done the crumble on top, but know that it will definitely be a hit.


  • nothing beats a good apple crumble and what a great way of making it minature – I can see these being eaten wtih whipped cream – yummmo!


  • How lovely


  • Apple crumble goodness – so delicious!

    • Thanks Lara – your recipes are always so welcome and wonderful! :)


  • These sound incredibly yummy! I will be trying these for lunchbox snacks!


  • Thank you for the share. Might try the topping without the nuts and hopefully will still be great. Thinking whe the young ones are at their older brothers place for cooking time.


  • Thanks for sharing!


  • My boys will love these. They’re always the muffin of choice from Muffin Break. And whilst I do make my own Apple & Cinnamon muffins, the crumble on top is obviously the ‘wow’ secret.


  • We love apple crumble muffins. I make them with far less coconut palm sugar.

    • Good on you – that’s the beauty of modern day cooking – substituting ingredients to make something perfect for you


  • Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ll be trying this soon.


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