healthy apple oat muffins

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.

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!

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

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

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Healthy Apple Oat Muffins

Servings

12

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

22

minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
 

2 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!

       

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