These apple cinnamon muffins are low in sugar and are made with no oil or butter. Filled with oats and apples they’re hearty, delicious muffins that are healthy enough for breakfast. They also freeze well for easy grab and go snacks!
We go through a lot of muffins at my house. I make them at least weekly and try to always have the freezer stocked as well because they’re such a great on the go breakfast or snack.
We grab them on the way out the door, we like having them on hand for breakfast in the morning, they’re perfect to pack in the kids lunches – basically muffins are just the best kind of snack.
I like to have a lot of muffin recipes available to me so there’s always one I can whip up at a moment’s notice. Which brings me to the other thing I love about muffins – they literally take just minutes to make. And you usually only need a bowl and a spoon to mix up the batter. No dragging out the big heavy stand mixer or the electric hand mixer to make them.
These apple cinnamon muffins do require you to grate some apples, which I’ll admit is a bit of a pain, but you can always just take out the core and toss the rest of the apple into the food processor to give it a quick chop rather then grating them with the regular old box grater. That makes it a bit faster. They are totally worth the time anyways because these apple cinnamon muffins are fantastic.
They’re filled with oats, apples and cinnamon and make a hearty muffin that is perfect for breakfast or an on the go snack. The oats make them a bit denser, they’re not light and fluffy almost cupcake style muffins, but I kind of like that in a muffin that I’m having for breakfast.
These apple cinnamon muffins are definitely healthy enough for breakfast – you don’t feel like you’re having a cupcake masquerading as a muffin with your morning coffee! Low in sugar, no added butter or oil, and filled with oats and apples – plus you can even make them with 100% whole wheat flour if you like and they’re still good.
The perfect breakfast food – you should probably go whip up a batch right now!
Tips for perfect Apple Cinnamon Muffins:
- I’ve made these muffins with all white flour, all whole wheat flour, or a combination of the two and they turn out great any way, so use your preference
- I love making my muffins in this stoneware muffin tin– if you happen to have one, be aware that you will likely need to add some baking time as muffins usually take a little longer in the stoneware (the recipe is written for a standard metal muffin tin)
- I grate my apples with the skin on (I have this grater that makes it super fast and easy, or a food processor will work too), but if you prefer to peel them you definitely can
- Here are some other great muffin recipes for you: Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Muffins, Glazed Lemon Cranberry Muffins, and Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins
I’ve also shared this Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe over on Food Fanatic.
Sunday 4th of December 2022
I used a prairie wheat/white flour from Montana. Moist and delicious excellent recipe!
Monday 31st of January 2022
Do you soak the oats prior to mixing ? I have seen it instructed to do so in another recipe so just curious .
Thursday 3rd of February 2022
No I don’t soak the oats first, I just stir them in.
Tuesday 22nd of June 2021
Am I the only one who found these muffins incredibly dry? And that was with bonus shots of both yoghurt and apple sauce…loved the flavour though, so doubled the yoghurt, kept the extra 2tbsp of apple sauce and added still 2 tbsp more of water, and they were lovely!
Friday 2nd of October 2020
I just made these and they were fabulous. Are use gluten-free flour and an extra apple. Will definitely make again, thank you for the recipe.
Monday 5th of November 2018
Would the quick oats work ok too?
Saturday 26th of January 2019
I made these muffins today adding some ripe bananas that I wanted to use up, with the bananas they are a little sweeter than I care for so in the future I will eliminate the sugar. I used the quick oats and everything blended in nicely, I had never tried the two temperatures before but that worked well, they cooked perfectly with a nice texture, will use this recipe again
Thursday 8th of November 2018
Yes, quick oats should be fine in this recipe!