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Apple cinnamon muffins recipe

These moist apple cinnamon muffins are so easy to make. Bake and store them in the freezer for a quick lunch box solution.



  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup tinned pie apples, chopped


Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12 cup muffin tray and set aside.

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt and mix.

In a jug, combine the egg, milk, vanilla, oil and pie apples.

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients using a spatula until all ingredients are just wet.

Using a 1/3 cup measure, fill each muffin cup and smooth the top.

Bake for 22-25 minutes. Leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to further cool.


  • I like to make a double batch of these and wrap them indiviually and freeze. You just pop them into the microwave for a minute to defrost.
  • When making muffins you should only mix until the ingredients are just wet. Any more mixing gives you a heavy muffin.
  • I have used tinned pie apple for convenience but you may also use 1 cup of freshly grated apple.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zeland's best recipe finder.

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