Tuesday, October 8

Apple & Cinnamon Crumble Muffins

The winter winds are turning and whether we like it or not, there is now a slight nip in the air.
Winter is coming and instead of moaning and groaning, I've decided to just accept the changing seasons and buy some new coats as a compromise!

Autumn isn't so bad though.
There might not be heat waves or pool parties, but it does mean snuggly fires, ice cold dog walks and proper British comfort food.

And my favourite comfort food for an icy winters day?

Apple crumble.
Its perfect, let's be honest.
Crumbly, buttery crust... Sweet, soft fruit... Oh sweet Mama it doesn't half hit the spot!

As you can imagine, I wanted to take this little heart warming comfort into university to nibble upon mid lecture, and so I switched it around into a charming little muffin recipe.

Portable pockets of juicy, crumbly comfort food.
One, two, or even three...? Yes please!

(Oh did I mention... Its ridiculously cheap to make- perfect for those student budgets!)

To make your own Apple & Cinnamon Crumble Muffins, you will need:
- 225g plain flour
- 3tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 180g finely chopped apple (I used royal gala)
- 150ml milk
- 90ml oil or 85g melted butter
(You could even add some walnuts or raisins if you fancy it!)

For the crumble topping:

- 50g light muscavado sugar
- 50g plain flour
- 25g porridge oats
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 50g butter

Preheat your oven to 200C/180 fan and pop 10-12 muffin cases in a tin.

Weigh out all of your dry ingredients and add into a large mixing bowl.

Add the oil, milk and egg together in a jug and give it a good stir.

Chop up around 180g of peeled apple and tip into the bowl of dry ingredients.

Pour the 'wet' mixture into the dry.

Beat until evenly combined with a wooden spoon (see, no fancy baking gadgets needed for this one!)
Have a taste and add a touch more cinnamon if you prefer a stronger kick.

In a separate little bowl, combine all the ingredients for the crumble topping and rub together with your fingers.

Spoon the mixture evenly with a tablespoon into each muffin case and sprinkle over all of the crumble topping into each case.

Slide into the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
And yes, that is how utterly simple this recipe is!
Comforting, quick & cheap... Winning all around!

It's safe to say... These definitely did not last long in the kitchen!



  1. I LOVE me some apple crumble, and muffin for lectures?!
    Well, that sounds just plain dangerous to me Miss R :p
    x x x
    The Lobster & Me

  2. Oh gosh these photos are just so cosy!!
    Apple and cinnamon is one of my fave combos and I even sprinkle it on my chopped apple in the mornings, delish post Em!
    Lottie xxx

  3. Great recipe - so autumnal! I love how your ingredients photos change from the holidays (Waitrose) to Uni (Morrisons) - sums up Uni life perfectly! xx

  4. Perfect combination of apple and cinnamon. I love cinnamon! :)

  5. This looks delightful, I love the idea of making crumble into a smaller size!xx

  6. Please make me some! While I do love autumn, winter is coming, and I suffer oh so much in the cold and grey. These would for sure save me!

    Teffy { Teffys Perks Blog } X

  7. Hi! What a lovely blog! Wanna follow each other? Let me know okay=), have a nice day..


  8. I need these to cure freshers flu!


  9. Oh good lord I should not be looking at this before I've eaten. Stomach rumbling galore! WIll be making these when I get back home!

    (just sent you an email too :) )

    Ella x

  10. I wish I was curled up with a good book and a cuppa with a whole basket of these right now!!! delicious!!

    Katie <3


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