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Easy Apple Muffins

These easy Apple Muffins require just a few basic ingredients, are freezer friendly and both regular and Thermomix instructions are included.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Apple Muffins, Freezer Friendly, Lunchbox Snacks, Muffins, Thermomix
Servings: 12 Muffins

Equipment

  • 12 hole muffin tray

Ingredients

  • 120 grams butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar 200 grams
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup milk 160 grams
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups wholemeal flour 300 grams
  • 1 & ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 apples chopped into pieces no bigger than 1 cm
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar optional

Instructions

  • Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases and preheat your oven to 190 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Cube the butter and place into a microwave safe bowl. Cook in 30 second spurts until it has just melted.
  • Carefully pour the melted butter into a large bowl and add the brown sugar and cinnamon, stir to combine.
  • Place the milk into a jug, add the egg and vanilla extract. Use a fork or a whisk to combine.
  • Add the flour and baking powder to the bowl with the melted butter and sugar. Add the liquid ingredients and use a whisk to mix until almost combined - it's fine to still have a few small lumps in the mixture.
  • Add the chopped apple pieces and gently fold through with a spoon.
  • Divide the muffin mixture between the paper cases in the muffin tray. Sprinkle the raw sugar over the top of the muffins if you are using it.
  • Place the muffins into the oven and bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until cooked through when tested with a skewer. Carefully remove the muffin tray from the oven and allow the muffins to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Thermomix Instructions

  • Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases and preheat your oven to 190 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Place the butter (which has been cubed) and brown sugar into your Thermomix bowl and cook for 3 minutes, 50 degrees, speed 2 to melt.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, egg and milk and mix for 10 seconds, speed 4 to combine.
  • Scrape down the sides of your Thermomix bowl and add the chopped apple pieces. Mix for 8 seconds, speed 4 REVERSE.
  • Divide the muffin mixture between the paper cases in the muffin tray. Sprinkle the raw sugar over the top of the muffins if you are using it.
  • Place the muffins into the oven and bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until cooked through when tested with a skewer. Carefully remove the muffin tray from the oven and allow the muffins to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • I used Red Royal Gala Apples for this recipe, however you can choose your favourite variety - including Granny Smith if you prefer.
  • I don't peel my apples, however you can if you wish.
  • Sprinkling raw sugar over the top of the muffins before they go into the oven helps to give them a 'crunch' you can omit this step if you wish. Also, you can use white sugar if you don't have any raw sugar.
  • It's important to not cut your apple pieces too big - otherwise they won't cook through. 
  • You can use your Thermomix to chop the apples if you wish, I prefer to cut them myself to ensure the pieces are a similar size.
  • You can also use white plain flour or self raising flour for this recipe - if using self raising flour you will not need to add the baking powder.
  • These muffins are best stored in an airtight container in a dark place (eg the pantry) and enjoyed with four days.
  • You can freeze these muffins if you wish.