Apple Oat Muffins Recipe ~ Light and tender muffins filled with apples, cinnamon and oatmeal and topped with a walnut-oat streusel! The Perfect Easy, Grab and Go Breakfast for When You Are On the Go!
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Hello, hello, hello! How is everyone? How are your new years resolutions going? Did you make any? Or more importantly, have you broken them yet? No judgement here; we’re all friends.
I’m not big into making resolutions but, January always brings along a fresh start and the opportunity to eat better. All year long I try to balance my love of sweets with healthy eats. As someone with a big sweet tooth, I have to find balance in my daily diet. If I’m going to indulge, I make sure that I load up on fruits, veggies, lean protein, and whole grains during the other meals of the day. I strongly believe that eating is all about moderation, never deprivation!
I especially love it when I can enjoy a baked good that has some nutrients in it too! That brings me to these muffins. These beauties are loaded with fresh apples, applesauce, oatmeal, and a little whole wheat flour. They are spiced with cinnamon and topped with a crumbly walnut-oat streusel (feel free to skip the streusel if you want to make these even healthier). These muffins are WAY better for you than the calorie-bomb muffins you get from a bakery or coffee shop. Plus, they taste great too! They are moist and tender and perfectly sweet.
What sets these muffins apart from other muffins is that these have cooked oatmeal in them. The cooked oatmeal adds moisture, texture, and fiber. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover oatmeal that you have sitting in your fridge. Or, the next time you cook a batch of oatmeal for breakfast, purposely make a little extra. Then you’ll have an excuse to make muffins! This is how my brain works. I’m pretty much always thinking about my next meal. 🙂
These muffins are extra tasty fresh from the oven when they are still a little warm. Grab a cup of hot coffee and dig in! And if you’re looking for some other healthier recipe ideas, check out my Healthy Recipes section.
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