Apple muffins recipe

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Apple muffins
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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories294 Kcal15%
Sugar16.4 g18%
Fat12.1 g17%
Saturated Fat3.5 g18%
Salt0.09 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein5.9 g12%
Carbohydrates41.7 g16%
Salt0.09 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These traditional apple muffins have a sweet apple flavour, a hint of cinnamon, and zing of orange.

Porridge oats and full fat milk make these apple muffins dense and indulgent. These hearty muffins are perfect served warm as a snack or drizzled in custard for dessert. The cinnamon pairs perfectly with the apple giving these muffins a warming flavour.


  • 75g butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 175ml full fat milk
  • 85g porridge oats
  • 1 egg
  • 125g plain flour
  • 3tsp baking powder
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp orange zest
  • 1 apple (Granny smith) peeled, cored and diced




  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. In a bowl mix together the butter, milk, egg and sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl sieve together the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon and then stir in the oats (reserving a few to sprinkle on top of each muffin), apple and orange zest
  3. Pour the wet ingredients onto the flour mixture and fold together as quickly as possible trying not to over mix (over mixing will result in a heavy muffin instead of a light one)
  4. When everything is mixed together, pour the mixture into muffin cups , ¾ fill each one, sprinkle the reserved oats on top and bake for 20 -25 minutes until well risen and golden brown

Top tips for making apple muffins

Choose skimmed milk or low fat butter for a lower fat or calorie option.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies