High-top apple cinnamon muffins

High-top apple cinnamon muffins.
High-top apple cinnamon muffins. 

The secret to high-top muffins is all in the baking powder. Use the apples and pears you may have in the fruit bowl that might have a few brown spots... if your kids are anything like mine they won't touch them so cook with them instead!


2 cups plain flour

3 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

85g butter, melted

1 cup peeled and sliced apples


1 tb brown sugar

1 tb caster sugar

1 tsp cinnamon powder


Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius. In a mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, caster sugar and cinnamon.

Add your wet ingredients butter, buttermilk and egg, mix well. Now don't worry if it's a bit stiff. it's meant to be.

Stir through your apple. Place into cupcake papers, fill almost to the top.

Mix together the topping ingredients - try not to eat them before you sprinkling on top of the muffins.

Cover the muffins with the mixture before putting in the oven for 15 minutes. They are lovely warm but still nice cold - freeze in ziplock bags for up to 2 months!

Melissa Klemke is a freelance writer and a family food enthusiast. She blogs food, fun and frugality of her family of five at Frills in the Hills.