• Serves 12
  • Makes 12
  • 25 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 13 Ingredients
August 21, 2020


Apple Muffins are the perfect addition to your baking staples list!

Especially when you want a fast treat for friends dropping by.  Apple Muffins are also perfect if you are looking for a school lunchbox treat that’s quick, easy and has no nuts.

We originally came up with these Apple Muffins when a whole bag of fresh Pink Lady Apples fell off the kitchen bench when we were unpacking the groceries.  They rolled out of the bag and all over the floor.  Now it wasn’t that we couldn’t wash them to get them clean that we wanted to use them up right away.  It was because they were all badly bruised and we knew they wouldn’t last long.

So the first thing we whipped up was a double batch of these Apple Muffins and then an Apple Crumble.

Which apples are best for Apple Muffins?

The great news about this Apple Muffins recipe is that any apple will do.  You can use fresh apples finely grated, stewed apples left over from an apple crumble or you could even use apple puree you’ve made for your bub!  And you can use pretty much any type of apple you like.  These apple muffins are very forgiving – they won’t care whether the apples you use are fresh off the tree or they’ve been rolling around the fridge for weeks.  Grate them up and toss them in – this recipe is a brilliant way to use up old fruit.

Feel free to ad lib with your Apple Muffins!

When you check the recipe you’ll see we’ve added toasted coconut.  Feel free to have some fun with whatever you have in the kitchen.  Halve the apples and add blueberries or raspberries.  Switch out the coconut for some roughly chopped almonds or walnuts.  And if you like spices, feel free to throw in some cinnamon, nutmeg or Mixed Spice.

Is this the best Apple Muffins Recipe you’ve tried?

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Ingredients (serves 12 | makes 12 Apple Muffins)

  • 1 cup Bran Cereal
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats (whole or quick oats)
  • 1 cup Grated Apples (skin left on)
  • 1.25 cups Milk
  • 75g Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1.25 cups Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 cup Toasted Shaved Coconut
  • 1 large Egg
  • Extra Coconut for Muffin Tops


  1. Place the first 7 ingredients (bran cereal, rolled oats, apple, milk, butter, vanilla and sugar) into a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir through ensuring the butter is melted and set aside to cool.
  2. While the cereal/milk mixture is cooling sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Then stir though the coconut.
  3. Whisk the egg with a fork and fold through the cooled cereal/milk mixture. Then gently fold through the flour mixture. Fold until combined.
  4. Oil or butter a 12 cup muffin tray then dust with flour. Divide the mixture evenly between the 12 cups. Top with a little coconut.
  5. Cook in the centre of the oven for 10 minutes. Rotate then cook for a further 3 - 5 minutes depending on your oven. You want the muffins only just cooked so they stay lovely and moist.

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  • love the shaved coconut presentation


  • Wow great recipie and description !


  • I can’t wait to try these muffins. I usually have everything bar the coconut in my cupboard so it’s also a great recipe when unexpected guests arrive.


  • I love to make Apple & Cinnamon muffins, so I also love this variation. A great recipe that I can’t wait to try.


  • The healthiest sounding muffin I’ve seen for a while. Thanks for sharing.


  • Yum. Love a muffin with apple. Saving this recipe for sure.


  • Looks delicious I’m going to give it a try.


  • Yes this looks yummy, will give it a go!


  • This is perfect treat for school lunch boxes.


  • Thanx for sharing your recipe.


  • Yum these sound like a lovely addition to try and healthier too. I would swap out the coconut though.


  • These sound delish! Will be adding them to our school lunch routine!


  • Home-made treats rock!!! These look fabulous


  • Yum! And nice easy ingredients too.


  • Ooooo these look like my kind of muffins


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