Apple Crumble Muffins | Lunch Box Recipe

Super easy Apple Crumble Muffins… a soft apple muffin base topped with a crunchy oat crumble! These make the perfect lunch box treat (printable Conventional and Thermomix recipe cards included).

Super easy Apple Crumble Muffins... a soft apple muffin base topped with a crunchy oat crumble! These make the perfect lunch box treat (printable Conventional and Thermomix recipe cards included).

When it comes to yummy muffins… these Apple Crumble Muffins are the ultimate!!! The grated apple in the mixture keeps the muffins beautifully moist, while the oat crumble gives the most perfect crunch.

A tray of apple muffins with a crunchy oat topping.

Unfortunately, I can’t take credit for this recipe myself – it’s one that I pinched off my Mum a few years ago (and have made every couple of months ever since!).

Apple crumble muffins with oats on top.

Freezer-friendly muffins

The best thing about these muffins (about from how darn delicious they are!), is that they’re freezer-friendly – which is perfect because you can whip up a batch, eat a few while they’re fresh from the oven and then freeze the rest for quick and easy snacks.

Oat crumble apple muffins just out of the oven.

Unless you’ve got a big family or are feeding a crowd, I’d highly recommend freezing your leftover muffins. Muffins are one of those things that are always best eaten on the first day or two – so if you don’t think you’ll get through all 12 straight away, pop them into the freezer (that way they’ll be just as fresh as when they came out of the oven!).

Crunchy topped apple muffins ready for school lunch boxes.

Easy Muffin Recipes

And while these Apple Crumble Muffins really are sooooo incredibly good (they really, really are… so please make a batch today!), here’s a few of my other favourite muffin recipes:

Or check out my entire collection of muffin recipes here (sorry, there’s too many to list!!!).

A soft apple muffin with oat crumble streusel topping.

Well that’s all the muffin-y goodness I’ve got for you today! I hope you love these Apple Crumble Muffins as much as we do! xx

A moist apple crumble muffin about to be eaten.

Ooh and to see how simple it is to make these muffins, check out the video below!

Apple muffins with a bowl of oats in the background.

Super easy Apple Crumble Muffins... a soft apple muffin base topped with a crunchy oat crumble! These make the perfect lunch box treat (printable Conventional and Thermomix recipe cards included).

Apple Crumble Muffins

Super easy Apple Crumble Muffins... a soft apple muffin base topped with a crunchy oat crumble! These make the perfect lunch box treat (printable Conventional and Thermomix recipe cards included). 
5 from 10 votes
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Course: lunch box, Muffins, Snacks
Cuisine: lunch box recipes, Muffins, sweet recipes, thermomix
Keyword: apple crumble muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 289kcal

Ingredients

For the muffins:

  • 220 g self-raising flour
  • 115 g (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
  • 190 g (3/4 cup) milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 165 g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 2 small apples, grated

For the crumble:

  • 75 g (1/2 cup) plain flour
  • 110 g (1 cup) rolled oats
  • 80 g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 80 g butter, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Line a 12-hole muffin tray with muffin cases and set aside.
  • Place all of the muffin ingredients (not the crumble ingredients) into a bowl and mix together until just combined.
  • Divide the mixture between the prepared muffin holes (filling to 2/3 full).
  • To make the topping, mix the crumble ingredients together until combined. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the top of the muffins.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden on top and cooked through.
  • Leave in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Line a 12-hole muffin tray with muffin cases and set aside.
  • Place the chopped apples into the Thermomix bowl. Grate on Speed 8, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. 
  • Add the remaining muffin ingredients (not the crumble ingredients) into the Thermomix bowl and mix on Speed 5, 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 5 seconds. 
  • Divide the mixture between the prepared muffin holes (filling to 2/3 full).
  • To make the topping, place the crumble ingredients into a clean Thermomix bowl and press Turbo a few times until you have achieved a consistent crumble mixture (and all of the dry ingredients have been completely combined with the butter).
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden on top and cooked through.
  • Leave in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
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A tray of apple streusel muffins out of the oven.

Crunchy streusel topped apple muffins on a white tea towel.

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23 Comments
  1. Sheila says:

    5 stars
    They are absolutely fabulous! I halved the crumble recipe and it worked out perfectly. Eaten warm and they’re so moist and flavourful. Very happy with them. Recipe is a keeper. Thank you!

    1. Lucy says:

      I’m so happy that you liked them! Thank you so much for letting me know!

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