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Fun and easy Gruffalo crumble muffins recipe - crumbled topped muffins cooling on a wire rack
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Gruffalo Crumble Muffins

This cute and easy Gruffalo Crumble Muffins recipe is the perfect way to celebrate World Book Day or for fun Gruffalo party food for kids!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Party Food
Cuisine: British, Vegetarian
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Grace Hall


For the crumble topping:

  • 25 g coconut oil or butter
  • 80 g wholemeal or plain flour
  • 20 g rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

For the muffins:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 120 ml vegetable or coconut oil
  • 1 small apple
  • 120 g wholemeal or plain flour
  • 50 g rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking powderGruffa
  • 50 g raisins optional

For the Gruffalo eyes (optional):

  • Dried mango or dried apricot
  • raisins


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (Gas mark 4/350°F). Line a 12 hole muffin tin with cupcake cases.
  • Make the crumble topping.  If using coconut oil, gently melt first, then place all the crumble ingredients in a bowl and rub together with your fingertips until you have sticky crumbs. Place to one side for later.
  • Whisk the eggs with the maple syrup, vanilla extract and vegetable oil (or gently melted coconut oil).
  • Grate the apple and stir into the egg mixture, then add the flour, oats and baking powder to the bowl and gently fold in.
  • Tip in the raisins if using and gently stir them in until evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  • Spoon the mixture into lined muffin tin, then sprinkle over the crumble topping, dividing it equally between all of the muffins.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and cooked through. To check if they are cooked, stick a metal skewer or sharp knife into the centre of a muffin – it should come out clean.
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack. Once cool, top each muffin with 2 circles cut from dried mango or apricot and add raisins to make Gruffalo eyes.