These muffins are a great winter treat! They can be made in advance, frozen and pulled out of the freezer, defrosted and then ready to eat... They also make a great party treat!

Makes 8 muffins


  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup yoghurt (plain, unsweetened)
  • 2 apples, grated/chopped finely (or pears)


  • 1/4 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C. Grease muffin tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, mixed spice and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the egg. Add oil, sugar and vanilla. Whisk to combine and then add in yogurt.
  4. Add the dry mix to the wet mix. It just needs to be combined, so be careful not to overmix. Then mix in the grated apples. Fill the muffin tin, filling each muffin ¾ of the way up.
  5. Combine the topping ingredients and add to the top of the muffins. This adds a lovely crust and a little extra sweetness.
  6. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until a knife poked in, comes out clean.
  7. Let the muffins cool for 5 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
  8. When the muffins are completely cooled, place them in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 4 days. Anything past that, store in the refrigerator or freeze.
Last updated 17 September 2018.