Healthy Double Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Thursday, October 9, 2014 2 0

We have returned from a very wonderful and very busy trip to San Francisco! I don’t know how we managed to squeeze all we did into 3 days. Photos to come (once I actually get around to editing them and not just crashing with exhaustion after I get home from work…)

Upon returning from our trip, our muffin stash in the freezer was depleted, and after eating a lot of junk food and basically just a lot of food in general in San Francisco, I wanted a healthy muffin. Unfortunately sometimes healthy means dry and flavourless, but this recipe for Healthy Apple Oatmeal Muffins doesn’t compromise on either – these muffins are full of whole grains, no butter, and are packed with tons of apples. J gave them the man seal of approval – there’s nothing worse to him than a dry muffin!

You should definitely stash a batch of these in your freezer to grab for quick breakfasts! They taste wonderfully heated up in the microwave and spread with a little square of butter.

Stack of Healthy Double Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Healthy Double Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Healthy Double Apple Oatmeal Muffin with Morning Latte


Healthy Double Apple Oatmeal Muffins
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A very moist and flavourful muffin, loaded with apples and spices!
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  1. 1 1/4 cups flour (I used white, but you could easily use whole wheat to make them extra healthy!)
  2. 1 cup oats
  3. 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  8. 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  9. 1/2 cup buttermilk (see note)
  10. 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  11. 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  12. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  13. 1 medium apple, chopped into small pieces
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger.
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine applesauce, buttermilk, brown sugar, coconut oil, egg, and apple pieces.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened.
  4. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners or grease with butter or non-stick cooking spray. Spoon muffin cups 2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes at 375 degrees, until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
  1. To make your own buttermilk, measure out 1/2 cup milk, then mix in 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice or white vinegar. Let stand on the counter for 5-10 minutes before using.
Adapted from Joy the Baker
Adapted from Joy the Baker
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  • Katie (The Muffin Myth)
    October 13, 2014

    Nothing worse than a depleted muffin stash! I usually try to bake and stash before I go away, but don’t always have time. These apple muffins look just great, and I just so happen to have made a big batch of applesauce on the weekend and froze it in one cup portions. Perfect! Thanks for a great recipe, have pinned and will be making!

    • thelovely
      October 14, 2014

      Perfect! Homemade applesauce would make these even more delicious. I’ve never made homemade applesauce before – now you’ve inspired me to try it!

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