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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Apple oat muffins

In my effort to continue to get rid of all of our freshly picked apples, I found this recipe online, made a few changes, and it was super easy and yummy!  The original recipe can be found here if you are interested.   I'm VERY happy with how these turned out! They are not as much on the sweet side, so I'm picturing me in the morning, with my cup of coffee and one of these beauties, alongside my Greek yogurt and fruit.  My 7 year old LOVED it for his after school snack.  He had 2 of them with some yogurt. Score Mom!!!  

I try very hard to keep my refined sugar intake to a low but you'll see I did throw in a little bit of brown sugar.  To me, the combination of apples, brown sugar and cinnamon is second to none.    Try throwing some walnuts into the batter as well.  I did not because my kids are not big on nuts in their muffins.  That, however, would have made me even happier with this final product......the things you do for your kids, right??  Next time, I'll make a special "Mommy batch."

If you use gluten free ingredients, then this is another great GF recipe.  If you've been following me for awhile then you know I've chosen to decrease the amount of wheat in me and my family's diet, so I've been making quite a bit of gluten free recipes lately.  My reasoning for that are for another post, for another time.  Until then, read this fabulous recipe and then use the apples (that I know you have during this prime picking season) and ENJOY!!


· 2 cups freshly ground rolled oats
· 2 teaspoons baking powder
· 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
· 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
· 1/8 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
· 2 TBSP ground flax seed
· 1/8 cup honey
· 1/4 cup plain, Greek yogurt
· 1/2 cup orange juice
· 2 lightly beaten large eggs plus one egg white
· 4 tablespoons coconut oil (microwave for about 20 seconds to liquify)
· 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
· 1 cup shredded apple (about one large apple - do not peel the apple)


Preheat oven to 350°

1.   Use a food processor to process 2 cups of  oats into oat flour.
2.   Place oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, brown sugar and ground flax seed in a mixing bowl.   Whisk to blend.
3.   Lightly beat eggs in a small bowl. Add honey, yogurt, orange juice, coconut oil and vanilla. Whisk to blend and pour into bowl with dry ingredients. Stir to thoroughly blend.
4.   Fold in shredded apple. Stir just until blended.
5.   Line muffin pan with paper liners, or lightly grease pan and fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full.
6.   Bake for 16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.

As always, let me know if you try the recipe and PIN away!!!!

In Good Health, 


  1. wonder if these would be good w/ carrots instead of apples

  2. How many muffins does this recipe make?

    1. The batch I made made 15 - filling each cup to about 3/4.

  3. We loved this recipe a few weeks back! Thanks, I'm adding it to my recipe book. :) I didn't use brown sugar, though.

    1. Did you use anything in place of the brown sugar or just leave it out? Thanks for commenting!

  4. These are amazing!!!! Made them gluten free simply by grinding gluten free oats in a spice grinder!

    1. Awesome! I do that all the time as well :-) Thanks for the comment!

  5. Found your site last night and tried this recipe for a guest this a.m.-she ate 3 and took some with her lol! My 8 year old daughter loved them too! All I had on hand was lemon Greek yogurt which gave it a nice fresh zing. Didn't have coconut oil so I subbed about a tblspn canola (I know) just in case. Moist and yummy! Can't wait to try with coconut oil. I can imagine they'd be great with carrot as well. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. What's the calorie count for these?

  7. I am type 2 diabetic and would like calorie count and carbohydrate count....if you please.

  8. I just made these and they are good. I misjudged the apples when I shredded them and ended up putting more like 2 cups in it and I also added a heaping 1/3 cup of raisins to them. I sprinkled some oats on top to make them pretty. My 3 year old is currently gobbling one down. I baked them 20 minutes, maybe they needed longer because I put too much apple in them. They are very moist though. Your Banana Oatmeal muffins are a staple in our house now too!

    1. Awesome! Thank you for trying them out!

    2. Shred and apple with cheese grader. I'm substituted brown sugar for coconut palm sugar. This substitute tastes like coffee to me! Yum!

  9. Replies
    1. Grate it on a box grater/cheese grater. Squeeze all of the liquid out too.

  10. Will defiantly make again, super easy. I did add a grated apple as well.I found you have to let the muffins cool other wise they stick in the cases.
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  11. I tried this recipe today and loved the way it turned out! I substituted agave for the honey and used apple pie spice instead of the cinnamon and they turned out delicious!! Up next, banana oat muffins!! Can't wait

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