Apple cinnamon muffins

Apple cinnamon muffins

When it gets chilly outside and the choice of seasonal fruits at the shops gets smaller and smaller apple cinnamon muffin are a good option for your weekend baking. When I was younger muffins were my favourite thing to bake, so now whenever it’s rainy and gloomy outside I fell like throwing a  batch together. These are made with spelt flour, sugar and cinnamon coated apples and not that much sugar and oil, which makes them a yummy option for your new year resolution breakfasts!

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Apple cinnamon muffins

Makes 12

For the batter

  • Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1  1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsb cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup lightly warm milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F(180 C) and fit a muffin tin with paper cups.
  2. In a medium bowl combine all the dry ingredients.
  3. In the bowl of  stand mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the vanilla, apple sauce and oil and whisk for 10 seconds.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, delicately and gradually (keep mixing while you add the flour) stir in the dry ingredients.
  6. Add the warm milk (not hot!!) and mix until combined.

For the apples


  • 1 apple
  • 2 tbsp  light brown or cane sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  1. Chop the apple into small cubes (1/2 inch).
  2. Place the apples, cinnamon and sugar in a medium bowl and stir to cover in cinnamon-sugar.
  3. Mix half of the apples into the batter and sprinkle 3-4 cubes on top of each muffin
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.




Avatar About Margherita Tonolini

Hi I'm Margherita, I'm a baker and a food science student! My favourite things in life include: dark chocolate, flaky salt, pistachios and rainy afternoons spent baking in a cosy kitchen! I share delicious healthy recipes on my blog edible imagination!

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