Healthy Apple Muffins

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Delicious and Healthy Apple Muffins filled with oats, bran, and cinnamon. These muffins are not only simple but are great for breakfast and after-school snacks.

White plate full of healthy apple muffins

Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Jenn here from Clean and Scentsible, and  I’m so excited to be here today on Kristyn’s amazing blog sharing one of our favorite breakfast recipes for Healthy Apple Muffins. We’ve always loved muffins (like Banana Muffins and Blueberry Muffins), and today’s recipe is one the family loves because they’re filled with apple, oats and bran. 

We always have apples on hand, which means we are always up for making these muffins. They are more on the healthy side and don’t have much sugar, but also include honey and apple pie spice which adds the perfect amount of sweetness. The kids like to eat them plain or topped off with butter or honey. They aren’t only great for breakfast but for an after-school snack as well.

Oats, Bran, Cinnamon and Apples for Apple Bran Muffins

How to Make Healthy Apple Muffins

Making these muffins takes a bit of time, but they are also very simple. Begin, by preheating the oven and adding liners to your muffin tin.

Mix the eggs, oil, milk, honey, yogurt, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl until well blended. Add 1 cup of the rolled oats and the crushed bran. Let soak for 10 minutes.

In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, apple pie spice (or cinnamon), and salt. Add the wet ingredients in and mix until blended {the batter will be quite thick}. Stir in the grated apple.

Scoop the batter into the muffin tin and fill up almost to the top (they don’t rise too much). Mix brown sugar and the remaining oats together and sprinkle on top. Bake for 18-22 minutes {until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean}.

We like to serve these warm with butter, jam or honey.

Apple Oatmeal Muffins in muffin tin

How to store/reheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins?

Once cool, we like to place the muffins in a Ziploc bag or air-tight container and place in the fridge for up to a week. We like them best when they are warm, so to reheat, we typically pop them in the microwave for just about 20 seconds. These are great for busy breakfasts or running out the door on the way to soccer practice.

How to freeze apple bran muffins?

We place the muffins in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag or air-tight container and place in the freezer for up to 2 months. We typically let them thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat them before serving.

Which apples are best for muffins?

Really, this is more a preference thing, but there are some apples that are better for baking. We always use Granny Smith for this muffin recipe, but other favorites include:

  • Fuji Apples
  • Golden Delicious Apples
  • Pinata Apples

Close up of healthy apple cinnamon muffins on white plate

These apple oat muffins are the perfect snack. Enjoy them warm, and with a little honey and you’ll agree. 🙂

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Healthy Apple Muffin Recipe

5 from 3 votes

Delicious and Healthy Apple Muffins filled with oats, bran, and cinnamon. These muffins are not only simple but are great for breakfast and after-school snacks.

Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 219 kcal
Author on lilluna.com

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rolled oats + 3 tbsp for topping (quick or old fashioned)
  • 1 1/4 cup crushed bran cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F and line your muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. Mix the eggs, oil, milk, honey, yogurt, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl until well blended. Add 1 cup of the rolled oats and the crushed bran. Let soak for 10 minutes.
  3. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add the wet ingredients in and mix until blended {the batter will be quite thick}. Stir in the grated apple.
  4. Scoop the batter into the muffin tin and fill up almost to the top {they rise very little}.
  5. Mix brown sugar and the remaining oats together and sprinkle on top.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes {until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean}. Makes 16.
  7. Serve warm with butter or jam. We just refrigerate these and warm them up in the microwave for 10-20 seconds in the morning.
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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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