These Healthy Apple Muffins are made with whole grain oats and sweetened with just a touch of honey, making them the perfect simple fall breakfast! This post is sponsored by my friends at Bob’s Red Mill.
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It’s time for apple season! I mean.. if we’re being literal, fall doesn’t actually start until Sept 22nd this year…but it’s time for back to school, which in my mind signifies the start of fall and ALL things apple.
I’m the type of person that eats apple cinnamon and pumpkin flavored things all year round because I love them, but figured I’d hold off on sharing the recipe for these Healthy Apple Muffins until the rest of the world was ready for fall flavors!
I know there are people out there that are are all ‘Summer or bust’ but I am not one of those people. Fall is without a doubt my favorite season for a few reasons.
Number one obviously because I love all things apple and pumpkin… but I also love all the activities that come with fall. Bonfires, apple picking, football games, etc. (Note I don’t watch football but I love a good game day party+ eats!)
My birthday also happens to be in the fall, and while I’m not a big birthday person, it’s still fun to celebrate with my friends and family!
I have so many fond memories of going apple picking every fall with my mom and brother. Usually we’d go with cousins or friends, and we would come back with WAY more apples than we could ever eat.
Even as a kid, I can remember being so excited to get home and bake with the apples. There’s just something about spending an afternoon at an orchard, coming home, making something yummy with the apples + enjoying it for dessert!
Back then we probably would’ve made a pie, or baked apples.. but I can tell you if we had made these healthy apple muffins, I would’ve been one happy camper – especially if I got to take them as a snack at school!
How to make Healthy Apple Muffins:
All you have to do is take oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill of course!) pulse until they’re flour like consistency, add in the rest of your ingredients, and fold in some chopped apples. Easy as could be!
I love baking with Bob’s Red Mill products because it’s a brand I trust. My pantry is always overflowing with their products, but their oats and oat flours are my favorite.
Oats are a great wholesome source of good carbs and they go in practically anything! I love them for breakfast in the morning, ground up into a flour for the base of these apple muffins, as a topping on breads… the list goes on and on!
Things we used for this healthy apple muffin recipe:
- Tools: muffin tin, silicone muffin liners, blender
- Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- baking powder, baking soda
- spices: cinnamon , ginger , nutmeg, cloves, salt
- coconut oil
- almond milk
If I was you, I’d make these Healthy Apple Muffins STAT! You can even double the batch and freeze half of them for the school year. They’re perfect for defrosting in the microwave, slathering with peanut butter and heading out the door with (or enjoying in the afternoon with a cup of coffee… or pumpkin spice latte!
Substitutions for healthy apple muffin recipes:
- Oats – You can not substitute steel cut oats for this recipe, it won’t work! You could substitute quick cook oats if needed.
- honey– you can swap honey for maple syrup
Other healthy muffin recipes:
- Healthy Carrot Muffins
- Healthy Banana Protein Muffins
- Healthy Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
- Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins
Healthy Apple Muffins
- 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup honey
- 1/3 cup coconut oil melted+ cooled
- ⅓ cup almond milk
- 1.5 cup apples peeled + chopped (Approx 2 large apples)
- Preheat oven to 350 and prepared greased or lined muffin tin
- In a blender pulse oats until they are flour like consistency. Add in baking powder, baking soda, and spices. Pulse to combine
- In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, honey, melted coconut oil and milk.
- Combine dry and wet ingredients in blender. Fold in chopped apple pieces* Do not blend the apples!
- Pour batter into greased/lined muffin tin, filling ¾ the way
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until golden brown.