Granny Smith Apple Muffins

by jasminechanxw

Made applesauce a couple of days with intentions to make an apple tea cake but with the current workload and the lack of time, baking doesn’t seem to be a feasible act at all. Well, that was until I inspired by some muffin recipes I’ve been reading from somewhere. And after a few mish-mash and tweaks, here’s what I came up with-

Granny Smith Apple Muffins

(makes 30 mini muffins)


  • 130g Unstalted Butter
  • 1 ¼ cups of caster sugar
  • 1 cup of homemade apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup of full cream milk + 1/3 tsp of lime juice (or sub with 1/3 cup of buttermilk without the limejuice)
  • 1 ½ cup of plain flour + 3 Tsp of baking powder (or simply sub with self-raising flour without baking powder)
  • ½ tsp of bicarbonate soda
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon powder

To Make Applesauce-

  • 1 granny smith (green) apple, chopped finely.
  • 1 cup of applesauce
  • 1 cinnamon stick

– Boil ingredients together and let it simmer on low flame after it comes to a boil.

– cook for approximately 20mins (or more if you like a stronger cinnamon infusion), and let it cool before storing it in a jar.


  1. First prepare your milk- incorporate lime juice into milk and set it aside for at least 10 minutes. This step is not required if you’re using buttermilk.
  2. Place butter (softened to room temperature), sugar, vanilla, eggs and apple sauce in a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix thoroughly with mixer on medium speed until creamy
  4. Run mixture through sieve to ensure there are no butter chunks and that butter is fully incorporated. (your finely chopped up apples should be mushy enough to go through sieve, if not, just simply spoon them from sieve into mixture)
  5. Add in milk (which was initially set aside) and combine well.
  6. Fold in flour and ½ tsp of cinnamon powder, mix well.
  7. Grease muffin pans with butter or spray on oil and fill wells till 2/3 full
  8. Bake for 20-30mins at 160deg C. To check if its fully cooked, toothpick inserted to the center of muffin should come out dry.

The incorporation of the applesauce into the muffins was such a wondrous idea, It made the muffins so moist, tasty yet light. whoever who came up with this- you’re a genius! Brought these muffins to the Teddy Hospital Event and they were not once turned down. These are perfect for tea snacks, or a quick bite especially when you’ve got a sugar craving. And the cinnamon infusion, oh my, who can ever resist these lovely things!