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buttermilk and stewed apple muffins

Apple Muffins

Apple Muffin Recipe.  Cinnamon spiced tender and oh so soft crumb bursting with pockets of tart yet sweet stewed apple and an incredible caramel crunchy, sugary top.

Course cake
Cuisine Universal
Keyword apple muffin recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 262 kcal
Author Jenny


  • 300 grams self raising flour
  • 150 grams caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 240 mls buttermilk
  • 120 mls vegetable oil
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 250 grams stewed apples
  • 4-5 tsps demerara sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6 and place cup cake cases in a muffin tray. I made 12.

  2. Put all the dry ingredients apart from the demerara sugar into a large bowl or free standing mixer. Mix all the wet ingredients apart from the stewed apple together well in another bowl. Make sure you can't see the oil at the edges of the liquid.

  3. Add the wet to the dry and mix just enough to make sure that all the flour is mixed in and you can't see it anymore. The less mixed the better with muffins.

  4. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop put roughly equal amount of muffin mixture into each paper case. Sprinkle each one on top with a generous pinch of demerara sugar.

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted cocktail stick or skewer comes out clean.

  6. Place on a wire rack to cool a little.

  7. Apply to Violet Face

Recipe Notes

  • Use an oven thermometer to keep an eye on your oven temperature. It is THE biggest factor in troubleshooting baking problems. I could not believe how much my oven temperature in reality differed to the temperature on it's own dial.
  • Get all the ingredients to room temperature apart from the milk.
  • Only mix as much as you absolutely have to. Muffins can become tough if over mixed only a little.
  • Add more cinnamon if you are a real cinnamon fan.
  • If you have any crumble topping in your freezer then sprinkle some on the top of the muffins before they go in the oven for an even more incredible top to these muffins.
  • Exchange the apples with other fruit to suit you. Blueberries would be good as would raspberries and peaches.
  • Reheat in the microwave for 10 seconds individually or heat through in a 180 C/350 F/Gas Mark 4 for 5-7 minutes

These Apple Muffins are orgasmic served freshly baked warm from the oven.

They will keep for several days in an air tight container.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.