Apple Oatmeal Muffins For Fall

Apple oatmeal muffin recipe

September 30, 2013   15 Comments

Sometimes, Snack Girl goes on a food jag. Her latest is apples.

I get obsessed with a particular food and need to cook with it all the time. Perhaps it is because I have a yard with some apple trees that are looking beautiful right now.

I decided to make an apple oatmeal muffin because it sounded good and my children are always demanding muffins. Of course, the ones they want are made with twice the sugar and three times the fat and white flour. BUT, they like these - enough to stop bothering me for muffins.

These are fast to make – just one bowl – and if you are swimming in apples – you can freeze them for later consumption. I eat one with my afternoon coffee as a treat.

They are a little too sweet to have as the only food for breakfast. I would, of course, pair them with an apple and peanut butter since all I can think about is apples.

What is your favorite muffin recipe?

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Apple Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

makes 12 muffins

1 cup white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour
1 cup whole oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons canola oil, vegetable oil, or virgin coconut oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 medium apple, peeled and chopped

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a 12 muffin tin with muffin wrappers or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and sugar. Add applesauce, oil, egg, and vanilla and mix until blended. Fold in apple pieces.

Divide batter into 12 muffin cups and bake for 16-18 minutes until knife inserted into center is clean.

These can be frozen and will be fresh for one month.

137 calories, 4.0 g fat, 25.5 g carbohydrates, 7.0 g sugar, 4.6 g protein, 3.4 g fiber, 110 mg sodium, 4 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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Muffins are a great on the go breakfast. I eat muffins, yogurt and granola or oatmeal just about every morning. If you could provide more lower fat muffin recipes I would love it. I get the ones at Trader Joes and they have 5 grams of fat in each. I am getting tired of them and want to bake my own! I will try these, thank you.

on September 30, 2013

Why not eat them with the nut butter right on them?

on September 30, 2013

This seems like a wonderful and fairly healthy recipe to try for my kids. It sounds delicious! I'm always looking for great recipes that use apples. Thanks for the recipe.

on September 30, 2013

(yes, some of us are guys)
Thanks for a nice fall treat. Due to my recently acquired dislike for gluten, I'm going to try these with Almond flower and maybe also Quinoa flour. Can't wait!

on September 30, 2013

SG, these muffins look delish and perfect for fall! Thanks for a great recipe.

My favorite recipe is for my Wild Blueberry Yogurt Muffins. A very yummy recipe and you can use frozen wild blueberries during the winter.

Just last week I was intrigued by these 2 Ingredients Pumpkin Muffins I saw on Pinterest. Use only one can of pumpkin and one cake box mix. I read that this is a WW recipe and my kids really liked them. Great for non-bakers or if you are looking for a super quick muffin fix! So check them out!

on September 30, 2013

I made these applesauce muffins last week & they were amazing! So moist & flavorful! Highly recommend...another reader added some chopped apples to hers like you did to your recipe & said it made them even better. I will def try them that way next time!

on September 30, 2013

These look yummy.

on September 30, 2013

These are good, and they freeze/reheat well (I did it in the microwave). I added half a cup of walnuts for crunch, will put in even more next time.

on October 3, 2013

Just popped some in the oven! (Hopefully I made them right and my little oven doesn't burn them lol) Thanks for these recipes!

on October 3, 2013

Didn't come out as sweet as I thought they would, perhaps its the way I made them (new cook) but still came out very yummy and perfect for a little breakfast grab:D

on October 4, 2013

Love apples! I made some apple muffins almost identical exactly to your recipe only difference was mine had no oatmeal but one more apple though. YUMMO! YAY to apples!

on October 6, 2013

These are easy and yummy. I used a half cup of applesauce that was sweetened with Splenda and one quarter cup of oil and the same of plain yogurt. Came out great.

on October 30, 2013

I don't peel my apples for anything except applesauce. Less work, more fiber & vitamins, and no one has noticed.

on November 13, 2013

These are good, and they freeze/reheat well (I did it in the microwave). I added half a cup of walnuts for crunch, will put in even more next time.

on August 3, 2014

These are good. I will try them out and post my result. Thanks

on May 11, 2015

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