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Easy Apple Crumble Muffins

Muffins with all the satisfying goodness of an apple crumble. Try Gala or Golden Delicious apples for the best flavour.

muffins in tin

Easy Apple Crumble Muffins

These heart-healthy muffins are packed with fibre, fruit and whole grains.



  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • salt, pinch of
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup wheat germ
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 apples, chopped (about 2 small apples cut into ½-inch pieces. Use Gala or Golden Delicious for the best flavour


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  • Topping: In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, flour, oats and salt. Work in butter with fingertips until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
  • Muffins: In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt until evenly combined.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, oil, egg and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture, just until combined. Fold in apples. Divide among muffin cups. Sprinkle with topping.
  • Bake until golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes; turn out onto rack. Let cool completely.
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