Healthy Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Mmmmm, muffins.

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.

Healthy Apple Oatmeal Muffins - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

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!

Healthy Apple Oatmeal Muffins - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

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.

Healthy Apple Oatmeal Muffins - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

Apple Oatmeal Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins
 
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Notes
Source: Bake.Eat.Repeat. original.
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Comments

    • stacey says

      Me too! Not sure why, since they’re really more of a fall thing, but I love apples in the winter. Maybe since it’s one of the only fruits I can still get that tastes great?! Thanks Dannii!

  1. says

    Happy New Year, Stacey! These muffins sound like the perfect breakfast to start my morning off on the right track. I love all the oats you packed here with the whole wheat flour and they sound perfect with the applesauce and greek yogurt! Love this recipe!

  2. says

    I am a huge fan of muffins! The trouble is, they are often so full of sugar and butter that, though they might look healthy, they’re a million calories! These sound like a really yummy healthy alternative! I love using yoghurt in baking – I think creates a really nice texture.

    • stacey says

      Thanks Hannah! I agree, they generally are NOT a real healthy option, but they can be! Yogurt is one of my favourite things to bake with, such a great alternative to oil or butter!

    • stacey says

      I agree – I rarely make them in loaf pans instead, unless I’m feeling lazy and don’t want to wash the muffin tin! :) Thanks Christina!

  3. says

    Happy New Year Stacey! I wish you a lot of great things in 2015!
    Nice way to start the year- these healthy muffins look fantastic! Pinning!

    • stacey says

      I always do that Ashley! Having muffins on hand in the freezer is the best, I love having healthy snacks handy! :)

  4. says

    I posted pretty much the exact same thing about muffins when I made my gingerbread cranberries ones about a month ago. I love making muffins and could probably eat them 24/7! These apple oatmeal ones look fantastic, Stacey! I love that you added oats in here, I will definitely have to try that!

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