Sunday, November 6, 2011

Apple Buttermilk Muffins with Coconut Crumble

Well, it's Monday again, and I'm sure if the Bangles had tried this muffin, we would be singing; "It's just another muffin Monday"! :)

I think these were the moistest muffins An has given us to date. (Of the ones I've made, at least)

The flavor was great, and they had just the right sweetness to them.  I thought some walnuts would be a good addition to the apples and cinnamon, but when I looked, the nut cupboard was bare. I did find some dark chocolate chips, however, so I said; 'why not?'. After all, the batter was the same color as chocolate chip cookie dough, right? ;)

The dark chocolate chips were actually a tasty addition, pairing well with the coconut crumble.

Be sure to stop by Baker Street and see how all the great bakers put their own twist on this delicious recipe!

For the Muffins:
21/2 cups self raising flour
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
410g can pie apples
1 egg
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil

For the coconut Crumble:
1/4 cup plain flour
11/2 teaspoons caster sugar
1/2 cup flaked coocnut
20 grams butter

Preheat oven to 400F / 200C
For the coconut crumble:
Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and rub the butter using your fingertips till it is nice and crumbly. Set aside
For the muffins:
Grease or line a 12 hole muffin pan
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and cinnamon. Stir in the apple. Do not over mix.
In a measuring jug or medium bowl, combine egg, buttermilk and oil.
Pour the buttermilk mixture into the apple mixture and mix gently.
Spoon the mixture equally into the prepared pan and top with coconut crumble.
Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.

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  1. I love muffins that have treats like chocolate chips inside, they are like golden happy nuggets! These would make a good pre-breakfast!

  2. Hahah! I love the sound of bangles singing 'its just another muffin monday!'

    Am glad you liked these alan! They were a big hit with my family too!

  3. Chocolate makes everything better :) I agree, these were really moist, my family loved em!

  4. What a pretty batch of muffins! I love those little muffin liners...and of course, your muffins are gorgeous! Too bad we all live far from each other. Would have been great to have a Muffin swap! Happy Monday, Alan! Have a Muffin & a Smile!

  5. Your muffin liners are beautiful, as are your muffins! So happy to participate this time with you ;)

  6. Your muffins look great and I love the liners as well! Happy Muffin Monday!

  7. Mmmm... chocolate chips, too? You always do a great job turning muffins into dessert! :)

  8. The buttermilk and coconut got me! Luv the crunch and the creaminess!! My muffin dessert! :)

  9. Ha! Leave it to us to add an extra layer of sweetness. Love the inclusion of chocolate chips and the idea to use walnuts! Your topping looks perfect.

    The Bangles. Oh my. You are a riot! I'm gonna be singing that all day, now!

  10. haha love your new song rendition it's going to be in my head all day! happy muffin monday!

  11. Sounds heavenly. And looks it too. I love your muffin baking cups!

  12. Mmm...chocolate chips?! Must have been great with this recipe! I'm sorry to have missed these muffins...I'll have to make them sometime soon :)

  13. You always have such delicious looking crumble, Yum-O! I think chocolate really goes with anything, so of course a perfect addition here:-) BTW - Love your photos! Hugs, Terra

  14. These looks so yummy! I love coconut. :)

  15. These look very tasty;Buttermilk makes great,light muffins,and with chocolate chips added,I am sure magic was created in your kitchen!:-)

  16. In addition to your recipes being superb, you have the best "stuff". Love those cupcake liners!

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