Healthy Apple Oat Muffins

These Healthy Apple Oat Muffins are spiced with cinnamon and oh so cozy! This recipe is made with healthy ingredients and no refined sugar!

I love a good muffin and one flavoured with cinnamon-y apples that’s actually good for you? Sign me up!

I have always looked for ways to make our favourite treats a bit healthier for us. Using wholesome ingredients and avoiding refined sugar wherever possible is a goal of ours and something we try to do as much as possible.

Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of treats on this blog that don’t follow these rules! There is nothing wrong with indulging in a sugary treat from time to time. Having a healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to restrict yourself 100% of the time! Trying to do so is setting you up for failure.

stack of healthy apple oat muffins

Having said that, my hubby’s love of sweet treats and muffins, particularly, has prompted me to come up with healthier versions over the years. I have posted quite a few of those healthified muffin recipes on here including Healthy Double Chocolate Banana Muffins, Healthy Blueberry Banana Muffins and Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins. There are plenty more too. Just search “healthy muffins” in the search bar on my site and you’ll see! These Healthy Apple Oat Muffins use the same base recipe as the muffins listed above, with some modifications of course.

We are smack dab in the middle of fall and bursting with apples here! We are always stocked on apples year round, though, so this recipe has come into play in every season! Apples and cinnamon are a classic duo and the addition of oats is a combo I love!

healthy apple oat muffin with oat topping

How to make Healthy Apple Oat Muffins

Although the recipe is not vegan as listed, I have included some easy swaps to make these vegan-friendly!

To make these muffins, you will need:

  • 2 eggs, whisked (substitute flax eggs instead for a vegan option. See notes below)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (sub coconut yogurt for vegan option)
  • 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup oat flour/ whole wheat flour/all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups old fashioned oats + more for sprinkling on top (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups apples, finely chopped
inside of a healthy apple oat muffin

Preheat oven to 350F and add muffin liners to a 12 cup muffin tin.

Mix eggs, yogurt, coconut oil, honey, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder together in a large bowl.

Add flour and oats and stir together until well incorporated.

Add the chopped apples and fold into the mixture. Spoon batter into muffin liners. Sprinkle with some oats (optional).

Bake for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let cool in tin for 20 minutes. Gently remove muffins from tin and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.

I hope you enjoy these muffins as much as we do!

-Cathy

healthy apple oat muffins

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healthy apple oat muffins

Healthy Apple Oat Muffins

Herbs and Flour
These Healthy Apple Oat Muffins are spiced with cinnamon and oh so cozy! This recipe is made with healthy ingredients and no refined sugar!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Breakfast, Healthy Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 166 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs whisked (substitute flax eggs instead for a 2 vegan option. See notes below)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (sub coconut yogurt for vegan option)
  • 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup oat flour or whole wheat flour or all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups old fashioned oats + more for sprinkling on top (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups apples finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and add muffin liners to a 12 cup muffin tin.
  • Mix eggs, yogurt, coconut oil, honey, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  • Add flour and oats and stir together until well incorporated.
  • Add the chopped apples and fold into the mixture. Spoon batter into muffin liners. Sprinkle with some oats (optional).
  • Bake for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in tin for 20 minutes. Gently remove muffins from tin and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • To make 2 flax eggs, mix 2 tablespoons ground flaxmeal with 5 tablespoons water. Stir and let sit for a few minutes to thicken.
  • Nutrition

    Calories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 218mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 181IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 1mg
    Keyword apples, fall, healthy breakfast, healthy snack, muffin recipe, muffins, oats
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    5 Comments

    1. Kathleen Robison

      Can you use almond flour instead of oat flour?

      • Herbs & Flour

        Hi Kathleen! I haven’t tried making muffins with almond flour (I’ve used it for cookies but not muffins before). I have a feeling they won’t work out quite the same so I would stick to oat, all purpose, wheat or even gluten-free flour for better results. If you do end up trying it with almond flour, please let me know if it works out!

    2. Do you know how many calories these are?

      • Herbs & Flour

        Hi! I’m not sure. I try not to count calories anymore but I know there are good online calculators that you can use to calculate it if you are interested.

    3. I halved the recipe and made with buckwheat flour instead. Also used a bit more milk and yogurt because of the difference in flour. They came out so yummy my 13 month old loved it! Thank you!

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