These easy Apple Muffins are the perfect recipe for a quick snack or breakfast! They are filled with apples, cinnamon and oatmeal then topped with a streusel! Apple Oatmeal Muffins are the perfect, easy grab and go breakfast!
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. My new year’s resolution includes eating as many of these Apple Muffins as possible! Well, not really but that would be a good one since they are so easy and loaded with tons of flavor from the apples, oatmeal, cinnamon and that streusel on top!
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!
Shopping list for Easy Apple Muffins
- All purpose flour
- Whole wheat flour
- Salt, cinnamon, baking powder
- Coconut oil
- Light brown sugar
- Plain oatmeal
- Unsweetened applesauce
- Unsalted butter
Apple Oatmeal Muffins
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 are the best apples for baking?
An apple with a great crisp texture will hold up best when baking. For these apple oatmeal muffins I used a Pink Lady and left the skin on for even more texture. Other apples that are best are Granny Smith, Braeburn or Honey Crisp. Any of these apples would be perfect for make easy apple muffins. The apples you want to avoid are the soft textured apples.
Easy Apple Muffins
What sets apple muffins apart from other muffins is that these have cooked oatmeal in them. The cooked oatmeal adds moisture, texture, and fiber.
This easy apple muffin 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. 🙂
Apple Oatmeal 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.
Don’t you just love these apple oatmeal muffins? If you’re looking for more delicious muffin recipes check out these!
There’s definitely something for everyone on the blog! What’s your favorite grab ‘n go breakfast? Please take a moment and comment below! If you have a chance, and give these a try I’d appreciate if you left a five star rating too!
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Easy Apple Muffins
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil cooled slightly
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup cooked plain oatmeal see note
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup finely chopped apple I used a Pink Lady and I left the skin on
Walnut Oat Streusel
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
- Muffins - Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 12 count muffin tin and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine flours, salt, cinnamon and baking powder.
- In a large bowl, whisk coconut oil, brown sugar, eggs, oatmeal and applesauce. Add the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in chopped apple.
- Divide the batter between 12 muffin cups.
- Streusel - In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, walnuts and cinnamon. Add the butter. Using your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles wet sand and clumps together when you press it together. Sprinkle the streusel over the batter in the 12 muffin cups.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.