If I could post nothing but muffins on this little blog of mine, I probably wouldn’t have too much trouble doing so. Maybe no one would read, since I would think that my love of muffins is maybe not widespread, but I could totally do it.
Muffins are really just the perfect breakfast or snack. They can be healthy, or not so much. And there are just endless flavour combinations. And they’re so fast and easy to make. If you have 20 minutes you can whip up a batch of muffins. Besides, who doesn’t love a good muffin? No one.
So maybe I will just post muffins from now on. Any objections? Probably. Of course, there’s so much other good food, that maybe even I would get bored if that’s all I made!
At any rate, today we have muffins! Hearty, whole grain, healthy apple oatmeal muffins. These are not cupcakes masquerading as muffins. They’re not overly sweet, with only 1/3 cup of brown sugar in them. And they’re low fat, with no butter or oil at all. They get their moisture from applesauce and plain Greek yogurt, and are filled with grated apples and oats.
These are healthy apple oatmeal muffins worthy of breakfast! Healthy, delicious, fast, and filling. Perfect.
- 1½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ⅓ cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup applesauce
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 whole apples, grated
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, applesauce and yogurt. Add this to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in the grated apples.
- Divide the batter between the 12 prepared muffin cups, filling almost to the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Muffins will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or can be frozen for up to 3 months.