Apple muffins

Apple muffins

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Enjoy our delicious apple muffins that no one will be able to resist. Hidden in the muffins are tangy apple pieces with cinnamon, and they are topped with a flavourful browned butter cream cheese frosting. Toasted almonds on top create the final touch, adding a delicious crunch. Try our easy muffins to treat yourself or impress your guests with a freshly baked batch.


Apple muffins
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (conventional oven). Line a baking tray with 10 muffin cases or grease a muffin tin.
  • Whisk butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour and baking powder. Gradually mix into the batter along with milk.
  • Toss apples with the extra table spoons of sugar and cinnamon. Gently fold into the batter using a spatula.
  • Distribute the batter in the muffin cases. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes. Use a skewer to check when they are done. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
Browned butter cream cheese frosting
  • Melt butter in a saucepan while whisking until it has browned and has a nutty aroma. Transfer to a heatproof bowl. Allow to solidify but not become fridge cold.
  • Whip browned butter, cream cheese, icing sugar, and vanilla sugar with an electric mixer until creamy. If the frosting appears to curdle, continue whisking until smooth.
  • Pipe or spread the frosting onto the cooled muffins.
  • Toast the chopped almonds and allow them to cool. Sprinkle over the frosted muffins.

You can begin by browning the butter to give it enough time to cool while the muffins bake. Keep a close eye on it as it browns; it can go from browned to burnt very quickly. Look for a golden-brown colour and a nutty aroma, then remove it from the heat immediately.


Apple muffins
Butter, room temperature
150 g
Sugar + extra 2 tbsp
200 ml
Wheat flour
300 ml
Baking powder
2 tsp
Arla Cravendale Semi-skimmed milk
50 ml
Large apple, diced
1½ tbsp
Browned butter cream cheese frosting
60 g
Cream cheese, room temperature
150 g
Almonds coarsely chopped
1 handful

Try our easy recipe for apple muffins

Whether you are enjoying a quiet moment alone or sharing them with guests, these muffins are sure to charm and satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth. They are easy to make and hold the perfect blend of comfort flavours and an indulgent texture.

A moist muffin base with tender apples and sweet cinnamon

The key element is the muffin, containing crispy baked apple pieces. They add a pleasant bite to the otherwise soft cake, and thanks to their tenderness and the sweet cinnamon surrounding them, they blend seamlessly in texture as well as in flavour with the moist cake.

Decorate with a browned butter frosting

Our cinnamon and apple muffins have the best frosting on top to complement their warm, cosy flavours: browned butter frosting with cream cheese and vanilla. It is almost like a regular cream cheese frosting, except the butter is browned before being whipped with the cream cheese. The browned butter adds a rich, nutty depth with caramel-like notes, and combined with the tanginess of cream cheese and the sweetness of vanilla, it creates a luxurious topping. The browned butter frosting also serves as a decadent decoration. You can pipe it in elegant swirls or peaks or spread it out with a spatula or knife for a more rustic look.

Add some crunch with toasted almonds

The base of these muffins is delightfully moist and soft, so with the almonds on top, you get a delicious crunch. The almonds are toasted to perfection, enhancing their nutty flavour, which complements their tender apple-infused crumb beautifully. Toasting the almonds not only adds a textural contrast, but also deepens the overall taste experience.

A treat for yourself or your guests

Our easy apple muffins are a treat for everyone with a sweet tooth. With delicious pockets of juicy apples, you get an amazing combination of sweet apples, warm cinnamon, and rich frosting. They are a favourite for any occasion, whether you are looking for a simple recipe to treat yourself on a rainy afternoon or if you are having guests over. You can also make them for a tasty dessert table as they will easily complement almost any other dessert. Serve them with our zingy lemon muffins, this beautifully layered raspberry meringue cake, or a classic spiced ginger carrot sheet cake.

Add your own touch

If you want to put a personal spin on these apple muffins with cinnamon, you can introduce spices like nutmeg or cardamom into the batter for extra spiced muffins. In addition to the almonds on top, consider adding finely chopped pecans or walnuts to the batter, and maybe also on top, to add to the texture and give the muffins a more pronounced nutty flavour. You can also replace some of the sugar in the batter with brown sugar to deepen the caramel notes, which complements the cinnamon apples beautifully. Lastly, apples and raisins are a classic, well-loved combination, so you will not regret adding a handful of raisins to the batter.