Apple Crumble Custard Muffins

To cut a long story short, my long run got cut short due to injury and I am now on complete rest until my knee recovers. So expect a hec of a lot of baking around here for a few weeks.

I love taking cakes and bakes into work, I’m a feeder and seeing happy faces makes me happy.

I adapted these apple crumble muffins from a recipe I pinned¬†making a few easy tweaks and coming up with something really quite different. Swapping some of the more decadent ingredients for what I had in the fridge and devising a gooey core of custard. Apple crumble always needs custard so why would apple crumble muffins be any different. I’ve suggested half a pack of Bird’s custard, but if you are anything like me, make the whole thing and eat any leftovers with a spoon. Chef’s perks. I got great feedback on these, but wish I’d put more custard in, learn from my mistakes.

Apple Crumble Custard MuffinsThese Apple Crumble Muffins with custard middles are:

  • Creamy
  • Fruity
  • Wholesome (Spelt counts right?!)
  • Moreish
  • Crumble Topped

They are a perfect 11 o clock pick me up. Grab a cup of tea and settle down for a treat! Mmm, I feel cosy just thinking about it. I love a good muffin, but these are one of my best. A good crumble top on a muffin is literally the icing on the cake for me.

I’ve provided some images to go along with the recipe underneath so you can see the steps.

Total Time: 1 hour

Number of servings: 15

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  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 & 2/3 cup spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup apple puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2¬†apples, peeled and diced
  • Crumble Top

  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, chilled
  • Custard Filling

  • Ready made custard or
  • Half a packet of Bird's custard made to the packet instructions
  • Milk if using Birds.


  1. Whisk all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl or in an electric mixer. Make a well and add all the wet ingredients.
  2. Beat the wet into the dry on low or by hand until thoroughly combined. Stir in the apples by hand.
  3. Combine all the topping ingredients and rub the butter in with your fingers until crumbly.
  4. Make up half a sachet of birds custard according to the instructions or use ready made custard.
  5. Fill 15 muffin cups 3/4 full with the muffin batter.
  6. Put a large teaspoonful of custard on the top of each muffin batter and push down until level.
  7. Sprinkle each muffin with a large spoonful of crumble topping.
  8. Bake at 180'c for 28-30 minutes until the crumble topping is golden.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.
Step Five:
Apple Crumble Custard Muffins Batch
Step Six:
Apple Crumble Custard Muffins Simple
Step Seven:
Apple Crumble Custard Muffins Baked
If you don’t snaffle them straight away keep them in an air tight container.
I’m going to be making more muffins, what’s your favourite? I’m thinking of attempting some copycat Starbucks recipes without the preservatives.


  1. Sarah says:

    Hope you’re back on your feet soon Steph! In the meantime, these look absolutely genius & I really like your idea of recreating some of the Starbucks bakes without any of the nasties.

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