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Banana Apple Muffins

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Happy New Year, everyone! Before the new year’s eve, I finally uploaded the last batch of recipes and photos to my publisher. Right at the moment I hit the “upload” button, I started feeling like over the moon, so released. I can’t wait to see my first cookbook in print. Thanks so much for all your support and leaving encouraging words on my fan page and blog.

Here comes one of my favourite snacks, cup cakes, as the first blog post in 2012. They are easy to whip up in the last minute. This time I tried the new muffin tray bought from Ikea. It got deeper holes, so the cup cakes took a bit longer baking time. I was very pleased with the tall, and gorgeous looking of these cup cakes as much as I love their taste. The banana and apple are perfect partners to make me an enjoyable and delicious snack as a reward to myself whenever I finish a project.

Banana Apple Muffins (Printable recipe)
By Christine's Recipes
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Yield: Makes 12(prepare a lined 12-hole muffin tray)

  • 1 apple, about 125 gm
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 large ripe bananas, about 320 gm
  • 60 gm melted butter
  • 100 gm sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 125 ml milk
  • 240 gm cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Banana Apple Muffins Procedures

  • Prepare oven at 175C/350F.
  • Peel and deseed the apple. Cut into about 1cm dices. Mix with the cinnamon powder. Set aside.
  • Use a large spoon or a food processor to mash the banana into paste. Add the melted butter, sugar and egg. Combine well. Stir in the milk.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt well. Sift into the banana mixture in 3 batches. Lightly combine all ingredients with a spatula or balloon whisk between each addition. Don’t over stir the batter because you don’t want your cup cakes turn hard as gluten forms inside. Mix in the diced apples.
  • Spoon and divide the batter into the lined muffin trays. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until cooked through. Test with an inserted needle that comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack. Enjoy while the cup cakes are still warm.
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  • The holes of my muffin tray are deep that helps make high, slim cup cakes. The baking time is a bit longer than those with wider holes. But I like the tall, gorgeous looking cup cakes.
  • If you use wide and flat muffin tray, adjust the baking time accordingly.


  1. Congrats on the cookbook! So excited for you :)

  2. Congrats on your new cookbook, and wonderful looking muffins, I love the tall height too!

  3. congrats for your cookbooks..your muffins looks very soft and yummy.. wanna try this.. :)

  4. Christine...Happy New Year and what a good start ...your first cookbook...Yay ! congrats ! I love the tall muffin tray :)

  5. congratulations on your cookbook!!!! these look really nice. it reminds me of the muffins my mom used to bring home from a popular dessert chain here in the philippines. cheers!

  6. Wishing you a belated blessed Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year! And CONGRATS on your new! one your muffins. Looks delicious and healthy....mmmm. Hope you have a great day!

  7. Glad that you are coming up with a cookbook. Wishing you success!

  8. Hi Christine, Happy 2012!
    Congratulations on your new cookbook. Will definitely get one when it is in store :)
    Love your yummy looking muffins too♥

  9. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at

  10. YAY a new recipe :) I've been waiting for you to update hehe!
    Congratulations with your cookbook! I'm so excited for you!

  11. These muffins look delicious, I have never tasted a banana/apple combo; so glad for you your days of hard labor are over and you can kick back and relax! Cheers!

  12. I actually like the shape of these muffins. Tall and sleek instead of the usual. :D

  13. Congratulations on your new cookbook, Christine! What a great way to start the year off!

  14. I am going to bake some banana bread this weekend or maybe this!

  15. Lovely muffin!
    Congrats on your cookbook, I can't wait to see!!!

  16. Congrats on your new cookbook. Yes these tall cupcakes sure look gorgeous.

  17. ooooh they look so cute and delicious :)

  18. You're finally writing a cookbook! OMG congratulations! What a Happy New Year for you indeed! =D

  19. Hi, Can email me a copy of your baking book? I want to buy. Can also tell me where to buy the tall muffin pan? My email add is


  20. @euniceseow:
    Sorry, my cookbook hasn't been released yet. However it won't be long.
    When my cookbook is on shelf, will notify all my readers, then you can order your copy online.
    Thanks for your support.
    As for the tall muffin pan, it's from Ikea.

  21. Congrats on your new cookbook released =)
    Wana check with you the 125 ml milk is using fresh milk or? I am beginner... =P

  22. Dear Christine,

    I stumbled upon your blog by chance and like your banana apple muffins baked in Ikea's Tall Muffin Pan in deep black polka dot baking cases.
    May I know where did you purchase those baking cases please.

    Many thanks.

    betty dean

  23. @libby:
    I also got the baking cases from Ikea. They were placed along side. If you find the muffin pan, you won't miss the cases.

  24. Followed your exact recipe and folded in raisins on one batch and dark chocolate chips on another and they both turned out great!! Thank you so much for this!! Easy and absolutely delicious

    - Jaq

  25. Dear christine, I am one of your many fans. May i know the apple used in this recipe is red or green types?

  26. Dear Christine, I love all your recipes and i am one of your fan. May i know the apple used in this recipe is red or green type pls?

    1. I used red type.
      Either red or green apples will do. If you like it to the sweeter side, use red ones, or like it tangy, then use green ones.

  27. Hi christine, can I replace the banana and apple with blueberries or even chocolate chip instead? Thank you,

    1. Hi Mint,
      Sure, you can. Feel free to experiment.

  28. Hi Christine, thank you for your prompt reply, one more question , can I replace the melted butter with vegetable oil or soy bean oil instead? Thank you again.

    1. For making these muffins, it's no problem if you use vegetable oil or soy bean oil. :)