Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Autumn in muffin form.

As previously mentioned, Autumn is my favourite time of year. Great clothes, great weather, and most of all great flavours! My house pretty much smells of cinnamon and nutmeg from September until January, I would bath in the stuff if I could!

After my recent crumble success I decided to get a little experimental and use up some left over ingredients. I had a huge stack of chopped apple and loads of crumble topping left over. I had already made three crumbles and really wanted to try something different. So I flipped through some recipe books, and came across a recipe for toffee apple muffins (James Martin). Then I remembered seeing on Browned Eyed Baker that she had used crumble topping on muffins. An idea started to take shape.

Memories came flooding back, toffee apples on Halloween, warm apple cake with ice-cream, cinnamon sugared toast, all of those wonderful autumnal dishes were swimming in my brain.

So I finally settled on ... *dramatic pause* ... Toffee Apple Crumble Top Muffins!

  • 2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 240ml oz milk
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp of my autumn spice mix (cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, ground cloves)
  • 2 eating apples, peeled, cored, finely chopped (I used pink ladies, as I love the little stickers!)
  • 200g shop-bought toffee pieces

  • I mixed all of the wet ingredients together, then sifted in the dry ingredients. Lastly adding the apple and toffee pieces, then spooned it evenly into a muffin tin.

    I sprinkled liberal amounts of crumble topping on each muffin before baking, I cooked them for 35 minutes at 180. The crumble was crisp and wonderful, the muffins were light, moist and filled to the brim with toffee apple goodness!

    These little beauties went down an absolute storm! We had people over for a sporting event the following day and all 12 muffins were gone in the blink of an eye! These are definitely going to become an autumn staple in my house!

    I am entering this recipe in the Autumn Challenge by What Kate Baked.
    Fantastic blog, and a fantastic challenge!

    I am also entering this beauty of a recipe into the Pink Whisk October Challenge. Fantastic challenge, and gorgeous prizes!


    1. Delicious looking! I'm hankering for one of those now, which is impressive because I've just scarfed down a massive lunch!

    2. Mmmm toffee apples, just need a bonfire and all will be well :)

    3. Wowza! these are just lovely! Now on my 'to bake' list :D

    4. Very tasty indeed! Perfect for using up all my apples!

    5. Ohhh, hello Autumn!! Thank you very very much for entering such a delicious recipe!

    6. these sound great, I'm definately going to try them! love your blog too! please check out mine if you get a moment, I've just started up :)

    7. Oooh that really is Autumn in a muffin! I really like the crumble top idea.

    8. Such a clever combination. Congratulations- another beautiful recipe.

    9. They look absolutely scrumptious muffins! Lovely Autumnal recipe.

    10. :o these look so nice!

      I have never had anything like these before, mmmmm I need to make them some time.

      Jazz xo


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