Easy Apple & Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

If you’re looking for an easy baking recipe that keeps kids hands busy for some time, these easy apple and cinnamon muffins are super fun to make with the little ones. This apple muffin recipe also uses whole wheat flour and makes a small batch, so no fear of spoiled leftovers – not that you’ll be likely to have any!

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  • 120g whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 70g Lyle’s Golden Syrup and some more for drizzling over
  • 50g coconut butter (at room temperature) - coconut oil or butter work too
  • 1 grated apple + an extra apple for playing with cutters and topping the muffins
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 2tbsp almond milk or any other milk you have
  • Handful chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans (almonds or hazelnuts would work too)
  • A pinch of salt
How to make apple and cinnamon muffins


Follow this simple 6-step apple and cinnamon muffin recipe for 6 tasty muffins ideal as a lunchbox filler, an afternoon snack, or the perfect picnic addition!

1. Preheat your oven to 220°C and grease your muffin tin. You can use a mini 9-count muffin tin or a regular muffin tin too.

2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and chopped walnuts together in a large bowl. Set aside. In a smaller bowl, whisk the eggs, Lyle’s Golden Syrup, coconut butter and whisk until combined.

3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stir a few times, then add the grated apple. Fold everything together gently until just combined. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling them all the way to the top.

4. If you played around with mini cutters and made some apple stars or hearts you can get your little one to decorate the muffins.

5. Bake them for 5 minutes at 220°C then reduce the oven temperature to 170°C for another 10-15min for mini muffins and 20 minutes for regular ones. Take them out and leave them in the muffin tin for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

6. Drizzle the muffins with Lyle's Golden Syrup and serve while still warm. They will stay fresh at room temperature for a few days.

Chef's Tip
  • To store your apple and cinnamon muffins for longer, you can freeze them for up to 3 months. Allow them to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then make sure you bring them back to room temperature before eating.
  • The muffins will get a lot of their sweetness from the grated apples, so be sure to choose the apple brand that you enjoy the most!