Turmeric Spiced Apple Muffin on wooden table

Turmeric-Spiced Apple Muffins

As we move through autumn, these turmeric-spiced apple muffins are a wonderful way to add warmth to the days. As well as rich flavour, these muffins have a beautiful golden colour. And because turmeric is such a remarkable ingredient, not only do they feel comforting but they can actually boost your health. Turmeric’s major component, curcumin, can soothe and energise, and aids many major systems of the body. It also has a rich, earthy flavour that combines wonderfully with spice to hearten and invigorate. In this recipe, turmeric and spice are teamed with fruit to create a rounded flavour.

Adding turmeric to a classic apple and cinnamon flavour brings a heightened sense of cosiness to the classic combination. And by warming up the traditional flavours as well as giving a touch of health, this recipe is double nurturing. Whether you bake for family, friends, or simply your own enjoyment, this recipe offers a way to create something that nourishes,

Tea Pairings

  •  A delicious match with the cinnamon, apple and hibiscus of our Turkish Delight Tea. This warming tea has crisp and sweet flavours from fruit, flowers and spice. Because it is naturally rich in antioxidants this tea can help fortify immunity, It also has tonifying and anti-inflammatory properties, and as such can help enhance circulation and aid digestion.
  •  Double down on golden and earthy tastes and tones with our Golden Turmeric Tea. Turmeric is a renowned herb that is linked to support for diseases including cardiovascular conditions and diabetes. Our blend combines turmeric with pineapple and pepper for flavour, and because these ingredients boost its bioavailability.
  • Add a boost to your day by serving with our fortifying and vitalising Immune Tea. Every ingredient in this restorative tea has properties that help the body’s natural immune system to flourish. As such, it is an ideal choice for the changing seasons. Its mint, florals and ginger soothe and uplift.

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Prep Time – 20 minutes       Cook Time – 45 minutes       Servings – 12


3 large              Royal Gala or Pink Lady apples, skin on, coredChopped turmeric in ceramic bowl

30g                   Butter

80mL               Coconut syrup , plus extra to serve (optional)

3 tsp                 Grated fresh turmeric

2tbsp                Dessicated coconut

100g                 Fine oatmeal

185g                 Sweet potato flour

3tsp                  Baking powder

1/2tsp               Bicarbonate of soda

2                       Eggs

60mL             Olive oil

340g               Low-fat Greek-style yoghurt


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Line twelve 100ml muffin pans with paper cases.

Step 2

Cut 1 1/2 apples into 1cm pieces. Cut the remaining apple into 3-4cm slices. Melt half the butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Add sliced apple, 2 tsp coconut syrup and half the fresh or ground turmeric. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until golden and almost cooked. Transfer to a plate. Melt the remaining butter in the pan and add chopped apple, 2 tsp coconut syrup and remaining turmeric. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until almost cooked. Add desiccated coconut and cook, stirring for a further 3-5 minutes or until the coconut is light golden brown. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool completely.

Step 3

Combine the oatmeal, sweet potato flour, baking powder, bicarb and cinnamon in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add eggs, oil, yoghurt, 80ml (1 ⁄3 cup) water and remaining coconut syrup. Stir until almost combined. Add chopped apple mixture. Stir to combine.

Step 4

Divide muffin mixture among prepared pans. Place 2 pieces of sliced apple on top of each. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through and lightly golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature, drizzled with extra syrup, if you like.



Muffins on plate and baking tray

*Substitutions can be made to make this recipe vegan-friendly

This recipe and lead image originally published on taste.com.au