Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 medium Apples, grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with non stick cooking spray or line with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, applesauce, yogurt and grated apple. Add this to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Divide the batter between the 12 prepared muffin cups, filling almost to the top.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.
  6. Bake for another 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  7. Muffins will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or can be frozen for up to 3 months.



  • I often replace half or all of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour with good results.
  • Regular plain yogurt, sour cream, or vanilla yogurt will all work well in place of the plain Greek yogurt if you don’t have any.
  • I always leave the apple peels on when I grate my apples, but you could peel them first if you prefer.


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Author: Stacey Mebs
Recipe Yields: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 muffin
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 10
Calories 144

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 217mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 10g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Stacey Mebs

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Stacey loves to Bake. Eat. Repeat. so much that it inspired the name of her blog. With three young kids at home, she's become an expert at packing lunches. Say hello to our Lunchbox fanatic!

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