Muffin Monday: Apple Buttermilk Muffins with Coconut Crumble

Happy Muffin Monday!!! I was happy to join in on this week's Muffin Monday. These extremely easy to make muffins are wonderfully moist and very tasty! The only trouble I had was finding buttermilk. I have never needed it for a recipe before this and thought my local shop would have some... nope. Thanks to Google I found a substitute, try this if you're in the UK and can't find buttermilk.

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For the Muffins: 
2 1/2 cups self raising flour
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
410g can pie apples
1 egg
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
For the Coconut Crumble: 
1/4 cup plain flour 
1 1/2 teaspoons caster sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
20g butter

  1. Preheat oven to 400F / 200C
For the coconut crumble: 
  1. Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and rub the butter using your fingertips till it is nice and crumbly. Set aside.
For the muffins: 
  1. Grease or line a 12 hole muffin pan. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and cinnamon. Stir in the apple. Do not over mix. 
  3. In a measuring jug or medium bowl, combine egg, buttermilk and oil. 
  4. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the apple mixture and mix gently. 
  5. Spoon the mixture equally into the prepared pan and top with coconut crumble. 
  6. Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.



  1. Your muffins looks absolutely great Mike! Glad you could bake with us this week!

  2. Lovely domed muffins! Happy Muffin Monday to you as well :)

  3. Oh my, your muffins look awesome! I want to just pick on those coconut flakes! Glad to bake along with you this week. Have a Muffin & a Smile!

  4. Thanks everyone! Glad I could join in this week! Hope everyone's monday is going ok... I'm halfway done with the day! woohoo.

  5. Wow... I'd rather have a hard time finding buttermilk than apples! These look great! :)

  6. Gorgeous muffins! Nice job! Great baking with you this week! :)

  7. you made your own buttermilk, that is impressive! the muffins look great! happy baking with you!

  8. Love your photos! Looks like I missed out on a fantastic recipe this week. Will have to give them a try soon :)

  9. Wow, awesome muffins!!!! I'm adding to my must try pile!!!!

  10. Ahhhh... Mike! Your muffins are GORGEOUS! Look at those pretty domes and their topping! Glad you were able to find a substitute for buttermilk. I often use plain, full-fat yogurt as a substitute, too, since it's easier to use up than the buttermilk :)

    Hope you're having a nice week!