Apple Oatmeal Muffins


Apple Oatmeal Muffins

USDA MyPlate
Sweet, hearty, and loaded with heart friendly oats, this is a delicious and healthy option for breakfast. Pair them with your favorite fruit and you have a true breakfast of champions!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 100 kcal


  • 1 small tart apple (such as Granny Smith)
  • 1/2 cup non-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup uncooked oats
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Cooking oil spray


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash, core and chop apple.
  • Place 6 cupcake holders in a muffin baking tin. Spray with cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, add milk and applesauce. Stir until blended.
  • In a separate bowl, mix oats, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Add milk mixture and stir just until moistened. Do not over-mix.
  • Gently stir in chopped apples.
  • Spoon batter into prepared cupcake holders.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 5 minutes before serving.


Smart Shopping Tips
  • Apple season is typically autumn through spring because they grow best in temperate climates, although most varieties are available year-round.
  • Store apples at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Place apples in a plastic bag away from other produce because apples will speed their ripening. Use apples within 3 weeks.
  • Regular or quick-cooking oats can be used in recipes. Quick-cooking oats are chopped and will have a finer looking texture. Avoid instant oats in baking.
  • Compare the labels of applesauce and choose one with less or no added sugar.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • For best results, use Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples for baking. These hold their shape best.
  • Baking will soften the apple skin. 
  • Apples that have been cooked and pureed can be frozen for longer storage.
  • Mix in raisins, chopped nuts and/or dried cranberries for additional flavor and crunch.
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