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Apple Muffins with a Chocolate Filling

25 minutes


12 muffins

Deliciously sweet muffins with an oozing middle: Apple Muffins with a Chocolate Filling. If you love the aroma of freshly baked goods wafting through the kitchen, then you will love these rich and decadent muffins. Made with the usual muffin ingredients—freshly grated apples, decadent chocolate, and a crumbly topping—these muffins will please even those who, like me, are usually muffin avoiders. The moist, tender crumb of the apple muffins serves as the perfect canvas for the warm, gooey chocolate filling, elevating these muffins to a whole new level of deliciousness. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

Apple Muffins with a Chocolate Filling

About this recipe

Lately, I have been on an apple muffin kick. Coming from someone who never buys a muffin at the coffee shop or makes muffins very often, the concept of apple muffins with a chocolate filling has been on my mind for days. Inspired mostly by the fact that I had some apples left over, I needed a way to use them. But instead of an apple crumble or sheet cake, I wanted to elevate the apple flavour with a decadent chocolate filling in the middle. Basically, I was craving really decadent muffins. Ones that would not only make use of our apples but also give me something delicious to enjoy.

This Apple Muffins with a Chocolate Filling has been tested twice, and you can bet it’s a super sweet and delicious treat to make. It doesn’t take all that long to make, and you will love the combination of sweet apples with a decadent chocolate middle that melts right out of the muffin as you cut into it. Bliss!

Making the batter

Basic muffin recipes are super easy to prepare, but I do have a few tips to help you get the best result! First things first, it is always important to read the recipe first, just so you know which steps go first. Skip all the way to the bottom for the list of ingredients and recipe directions. But, before you begin, the tips below can help with a smooth baking process.

Prepare the topping first: Make sure to prepare the crumbly topping prior to making the muffin batter. This will help with the ease of the muffin baking process. Once you make it, set it aside. All you have to do at the end is use the crumbly topping to sprinkle over each muffin.

Mix all wet ingredients, except milk: Make the batter by mixing all of the wet ingredients first, except for the milk. The milk must be combined with the flour at the end to help hydrate this dry ingredient.

Add dry ingredients last: Once the wet ingredients are combined, add a half of the dry ingredients with half of the milk. Combine, and then add the remaining flour and milk.

A moist batter: The result of the batter should be one that flows off your spatula but not one that is like liquid.

Grated apples: You can use any apples of your choice. I have chosen the Royal Gala apple as that is the apple I love the most here in New Zealand. Make sure to peel the apple and grate them prior to folding them into the batter.

The Chocolate: I love dark chocolate! So, I have used dark chocolate pieces for this recipe. However, you can use milk chocolate or white chocolate. Simply cut your chocolate bar into squares and place into the center of each muffin cup. In the end you will get chocolate that oozes out of the middle. Yumm!

Apple Muffins with a Chocolate Filling

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These Apple Muffins with a Chocolate Filling are best enjoyed fresh from the oven. Serve them as a delightful breakfast treat, an afternoon snack, or a comforting dessert. Leave a comment below and let me know if you try this recipe. If you have a moment, please give this recipe a rating. If you have any questions, you can find me over on Instagram or tag me with your photo. You can also find a short video for this recipe over on TikTok.



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50g all purpose flour
40g caster sugar
40g brown sugar
1tsp cinamon
40g unsalted butter, melted
100g unsalted butter, softened
100g brown sugar
50g caster sugar
2 whole eggs
1tsp vanilla essence
100ml milk
200g all purpose flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp cinnamon
1/2tsp salt
3large apples (350 g)


The topping
In a medium-sized bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, caster sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. Mix and combine all of the ingredients. Set aside.
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Muffin batter
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk. Mix until just combined. Gently fold in the grated apples.
Spoon a small amount of batter into each muffin cup, filling it about one-third of the way. Add one or two squares of chocolate into the center of each muffin cup. Cover each muffin with the crumbly topping. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the muffins comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
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You can use any type of apple you prefer, such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Gala, depending on your taste and availability.
This recipe uses dark chocolate, but milk chocolate or white chocolate can work just as well. It all depends on your preferance.

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