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Apple muffins

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Apple is an excellent fruit to be introduced to babies and toddlers because it’s tasty, unlikely to cause allergy, easy-to-digest and packed with nutrients such as vitamin C, dietary fiber and flavonoids quercetin. In addition, it’s also very versatile and provides remarkable flavour and texture for cooking and baking.


My son is a great fan of apples but not I. Strangely, I have a current obsession with them. With my recent chicken and apple balls, I am in the mood to explore using apples to make muffins. Among all the apple muffins recipes that I have bookmarked, I like this version the most simply because the recipe calls for all the common ingredients. Unlike seasonal fruits, you can get year-round supply of apples in Singapore. So, you can make these muffins just about any time you like.


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Though this recipe uses the creaming method (same as my blueberry muffins) and requires a little more time to prepare the apple filling, it’s worth the effort. These muffins are so light and moist with just the perfect sweetness.


I have baked these muffins twice. On my second attempt, I decided to add more apples. My oh my! They turned out to be even better – more apple flavour and extra apple bits to savour. Isn’t that a wise decision? I’m shocked to find out that my son gobbled up three apple muffins in a row and still requested for more helpings. Do you know that he just broke his personal record in eating my homemade muffins! Is it really that good? It’s definitely a big “YES” for an apple lover.


These muffins do not include any cinnamon powder, thus best to please your picky eater who dislikes spices. But, I’m surely a pinch of cinnamon will work as well. Now, with this new found love, I’m definitely going to make these fruity gems more often and add into my son’s lunch box.


>>>>>>> Get the recipe for APPLE MUFFINS at PAGE 2 BELOW.


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This recipe is featured at Rise and Shine Breakfast Campaign 2013.



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  1. Alice says:

    Hooray! I will have another recipe to make for my son’s lunch box now!

  2. Lovely! I like apple muffins too!

  3. Priya says:

    Cute and damn tempting muffins..

  4. My son loves apple but never thought of making apple muffins! What a great recipe! I love all these pictures too! So cute and you really know how to make food styling extra fun! 😉

  5. Joanne says:

    I absolutely eat apples year round also, so these muffins sound absolutely perfect!

  6. tigerfish says:

    What a great use for apples in muffins. So basic but yet so uncommon in the face of other muffins such as bananas, blueberries.

  7. evelyn says:

    Love your pictures – so pretty! I never thought of apple muffin too. My son loves muffin but doesn’t like apple. Perhaps,he might like the combination.

    • food-4tots says:

      Evelyn: Thanks! Thanks! Do give it a try and share your feedback with me yeah. 🙂

      • evelyn says:

        I baked apple muffin tonight! For the apple fillings, I used orange juice instead of lemon juice and sprinkle some cinnamon during the cooking process–smell good 🙂 I used 4 royal gala apples, total weight about 400g. It is soft and moist but I think on the sweet side as compared to your other muffin receipe. Overall, it taste rather unique, very different…and nice!

        • food-4tots says:

          Evelyn: Thanks for your kind feedback!! Your muffins are on the sweet side as compared to the ones I made because of the following reasons:
          a) you use orange juice instead of lemon juice
          b) more apple fillings
          c) type of apples

          If you were to make them again, try to adjust the amount of sugar. 😉

  8. wokandspoon says:

    They look lovely. Really pretty cupcake wrappers too.

  9. Filled apple slices?! The texture must be pleasantly different.

  10. Tiffany B. says:

    Where do you find the pretty paper cups used in the photographs?!

  11. Janine says:

    I absolutely adore the slices of apple that you have used on the top of the muffin – it totally elevates a plain muffin!

  12. Grace says:

    I just tried making these. Taste very good! My 1 year and 5 year old daughters enjoyed very much. Thanks for the recipe and tips! ;D

  13. Tobias says:

    Wuaah dots dots dots everywhere! Really cute styling!

    I really like using apples in cakes and other sweets and am glad about that because our trees here in the garden supply us with more apples than we could ever use each year! 😉

    Lovely basic recipe and I really like that it has not too much sugar in it, letting the original sweetness of the apples shine!

  14. sazin says:

    Your blog is one of the best blogs.
    I would like to come back again.
    I am sure of that you are also glad to help every other.
    Thank you for sharing!

  15. mycookinghut says:

    Love apple muffins! Look really yummy and cute 3rd photo you have there! 🙂

  16. noobcook says:

    they look so prettily delicious, and I love the generous apple fillings.

  17. pc says:

    this is tempting!!! marking this page to bake:). thanks!

  18. Lamchop says:

    That looks divine! Beautiful outside and soft inside. Added to my “recipes to try!”

  19. ET says:

    Hi, Was wondering can I use full plain flour instead of partial cake flour? How much water did you use for cooking the apples? Enough to cover all apples?

    • food-4tots says:

      ET: Yes, you can. Plain flour will give you a “muffin” texture and cake flour a “cakey” texture (more refine and soft) because of the % of protein. There is no need to add water when cooking the apples. The main purpose to cook the apples is to reduce the water content (juices) from the apples. Hope it helps! 😉

  20. Lily says:

    Can I check how you used the preheated oven to “thaw” the frozen muffins? I don’t have a microwave u see.

    • food-4tots says:

      Lily: I don’t have microwave too. 😉 Just thaw the frozen muffins until they are back to room temperature. Then put them into a preheated oven/ toasted oven. Leave them inside without power for 2-3 minutes. Hope it helps! 😉

  21. Lovefood says:

    Looks appetizing! Would like to bake it too. But can i use green apples?

  22. Meng says:

    Hi, can I steam the apple muffins instead of baking them? Is there any steps I need to modify?

  23. vitconbentre says:

    Thank you for your recipe. I tried it last night and it turned out very moist and delicious. My kids and my husband asked for more. I’ll definitely make these muffins again! Thank you so much 🙂

  24. Lynn says:

    I just bought 10kg of organic apples…these muffins will sure show up on our table top very soon. Thanks!

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  26. Ranna says:

    This recipe looked really good. Can I check with you if I can replace self-raising flour for cake flour and baking soda?

    Thank you!

  27. Nicole says:

    Hi there!
    I m definitely going to try this for my boy…
    Just a quick question though :
    Can I use applesauce instead of apples?
    If yes do I hv to make adjustments to the ingredients?

  28. Nicole says:

    Thanks for yr reply! Do u recall how much yr apple mixture yielded?

  29. nicole says:

    Thanks for yr reply.

    Do you roughly remember how much apple puree /mixture you had after the cooking?

  30. nicole says:

    so sorry about the double posting:)

    will try this out with apple sauce and see how much apple sauce is needed 🙂


  31. Ranna says:

    Thank you very much for this recipe. The muffins were great tasting and even my Mil agrees its good!

  32. Shiu Chen says:

    Looks good and would like to try out, may I know if I could substitute the milk with yogurt? And how much will I need, and will it cause any diff in the texture?

  33. Ajeevi says:

    Hi, can I use whole wheat flour instead of cake flour ?

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