Saturday, 26 October 2013

Coffee and Apple muffins

I'd never have thought to pair coffee and apples together but they work! I still had a bunch of apples from my colleague's garden and didn't want to make another apple crumble or crumble cake so I had a look through my recipe collection and stumbled across these muffins. The recipe called for grated apples but I chopped them instead as I like the crunch of apples. I was intrigued by the use of coffee granules (at least I hope I read the recipe correctly) and it gave a lovely aroma and taste to the muffin. I had 2 for breakfast the next day after baking these. They are juicy and moist and I like the little chunks of apple in them. The coffee taste is quite strong and it smells delicious. The crumble topping is my favourite bit.

I'm entering them to AlphaBakes which I'm hosting this month and co-host with Caroline from Caroline Makes. The letter is C for coffee.

 add coffee filling in centre

 top with more muffin mixture

 finally add the crumble mixture

Makes 12 muffins

Coffee filling
2 tablespoons ground coffee
4 tablespoons ground almonds
4 tablespoons brown sugar

Crumble topping
20g butter, softened
2 tablespoons plain flour
4 tablespoons brown sugar

Dry ingredients
240g plain flour
75g rolled oats
3 teaspoons baking powder
85g caster sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients
150ml milk
110ml sunflower oil
2 eggs
260g (approximately 3 apples) peeled, cored and grated apples (I chopped mine into small pieces)

  • Preheat the oven to 180C. 
  • Mix all the ingredients for the coffee filling and set aside. 
  • Mix all the ingredients for the crumble topping and add 1 tablespoon of coffee filling and set aside. 
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  • Mix all the wet ingredients together except the apples. 
  • Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. 
  • Finally add in the apples but be careful not to overmix. 
  • Fill the muffin cups halfway. 
  • Add 2 teaspoons of coffee filling then add more batter on top. 
  • Fill the moulds to the top with the crumble topping.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 


  1. Those do look good! Great way to use those endless bags of apples.

    1. Thanks, I was surprised at how good they were!

  2. Such an interesting combo. I'm jntrigued. May have to make these just to satisfy my curiosity !!

  3. Interesting combination - a muffin and a drink all in one!

    1. I was intrigued too and I'm glad I tried it.

  4. I would never have thought of coffee and apple either, you sure it isn't a misprint and supposed to be toffee apple?! Still if it tastes as nice as you say....

    1. I definitely wasn't toffee and it really did taste good!

  5. Wow, I would never have thought to put those two together, I've got soooo many apples from the tree in my garden. Might just need to give these a try : )


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