Apple and Cinnamon Flapjack Muffins

Soft and fluffy muffins, with chunks of sweet apple, topped with a crunchy, chewy layer of flapjack.


Who doesn’t love a delicious home made muffin or flapjack as a mid morning snack? I made these muffins, because I wanted some sweet treats to eat during the week, and I just couldn’t decide if I wanted muffins or flapjacks, so I thought I’d make both! They actually work fantastically, as you get a nice fluffy muffin, and then the chewy flapjack, all in one mouthful!

These aren’t quite as lovely looking as some of the other cakes I have made, but they still taste just as good. I brought some into work for morning coffee break and they went down really well!

Variations: The apple could be swapped for any other fruit, like blueberry or pear. Another spice could be used to flavour the muffins, such as ginger, if you don’t like cinnamon.


Ingredients: Makes 15 Large Muffins

For the Muffins:

  • 300g Self Raising Flour
  • 2tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150ml Milk
  • 150g Butter, melted
  • 2 Dessert Apples (I used Braeburn), peeled and chopped
  • 115g Dark Brown Sugar

For the Flapjack Topping:

  • 150g Oats
  • 100g Butter
  • 2tbsp Golden syrup
  • 75g Dark Brown Sugar


To Make:

Preheat the oven to 180°C, and line a cupcake tray with muffin cases.

In a a large pan combine all the ingredients for the flapjack, and cook over a low heat, until it comes together. Set aside.

Mix together the flour, sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl.

In another bowl, combine the milk, melted butter and eggs.

Combine the liquid and flour mixtures, stirring together very quickly – only for about 15 seconds! Then fold in the chopped apple.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases, until they are about 2/3 full.


Spread one tablespoon of flapjack evenly over the top of each muffin.


Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Leave to cool on a wire rack before serving.