My apple cinnamon oatmeal muffin recipe is made with healthy ingredients like wheat flour, rolled oats, almond milk, avocado oil, and apples! Apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins are a quick and easy snack to make, plus a great way to use up leftover apples from harvest season! All you need to make my 1 bowl apple muffins is your bowl and 12 muffin tins!
My apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins are:
- Dairy Free
- Good for snack or breakfast
- Easy to make!
I did a little research in some old cookbooks on what apple oatmeal muffins are usually made out of. A lot of them are made with apple sauce, which I thought might make them a bit too dense and heavy. Plus, I had SO MANY apples to use up. If I said I had a lot of pumpkins this year, well I didn't even talk about the amount of apples I stocked up on. And I don't really know why because it's just the two of us over here LOL. Anyway, I wanted to make my apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins without applesauce so I could fully utilize all the apples I had!
WATCH HOW I MADE MY APPLE CINNAMON OATMEAL MUFFINS
ARE CINNAMON APPLE OATMEAL MUFFINS HEALTHY?
Yes!! My muffins are loaded with healthy ingredients, read the list below.
Apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins ingredients
Whole wheat flour. Whole wheat flour has more nutrients, protein, and fiber than all purpose or white wheat flour.
Rolled (old fashioned) oats. Rolled oats are an excellent source of fiber for your good gut bugs to feed on. Good gut health is the key to improving many health conditions.
Baking powder and baking soda to make sure the muffins got a nice rise! Be sure to purchase aluminum free baking powder.
Sea salt. Pink sea salt has more micronutrients than bleached and refined white table salt. While it is a small micro amount, choose sea salt because processed salts have bleach and anti-caking additives.
Spices: ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, ground ginger. Spices have amazing anti-inflammatory benefits. To get even more, add another teaspoon of cinnamon to your batter!
Almond milk. Use any type of milk that you want in this. Just make sure to buy unsweetened plant milk, sugars can be hiding even in your milk!
Watch out for added sugars in plant based milk!
Apple cider vinegar. Make sure you buy the apple cider vinegar "with the mother" to ensure it is a good quality one!
Honey. Honey contains a type of antioxidant that is great for your gut health. I prefer to buy honey locally.
Coconut oil has medium chain fats. Yes it has saturated fats, but not all saturated fats are bad. And new research is finding and disproving that even saturated fats from animals are bad. Everything in moderation 🙂
Egg are an excellent protein source. Eggs are a top source of choline which is so important for DNA synthesis, especially for pregnant and nursing women! Get the best eggs and buy them from your local organic farmer.
Vanilla extract. Make sure you look for "pure vanilla extract" on the label and not artificially flavored vanilla extract.
Apples. Use any kind of apples that you have on hand! My favorites are empire, but that's just me. 🙂
ARE APPLES GOOD FOR YOU?
Apples are good for your health! Apples are a great source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. They are also rich in antioxidants called polyphenols. Make sure to eat the apple skin for all the nutritional benefits!
- Fiber feeds your good gut bacteria and is great for your gut health. Fiber is also necessary to get rid of excess estrogen in your gut and support hormone balance.
- Vitamin C is necessary for building collagen in your skin and joints. It is also a powerful antioxidant to help fight disease and inflammation all over the body.
- Polyphenols also help to reduce inflammation, and have also been shown to be healthy for your brain! Paired with the fiber apples are really a good mood food.
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST APPLE CINNAMON OATMEAL MUFFINS
Use quality spices. Spices can go bad if they are left in the sunlight or if they have been around for years. It is better to buy spices in small amounts so that you get the best flavor and don't have too much sitting around for a long time.
Don't over mix the batter. Overmixing any muffin batter can leave you with chewy and rubbery muffins. Mix your batter just until you don't see any more of the dry ingredients.
Make just enough. Don't make too many or you could end up throwing them away! If you aren't going to eat a full batch, make a half batch. 🙂
Other healthy and tasty muffin recipes you might enjoy:
- Almond Flour Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Healthy Chocolate Banana Zucchini Muffins
- Banana Almond Pulp Muffins
- Banana Oat Muffins with Chocolate Chips
- Dairy Free Strawberry Banana Muffins
Frequently asked questions about my apple oatmeal muffins with cinnamon.
Can I make oatmeal apple muffins with no flour? I have not tried to make these with just oats yet, but check back! I made them with whole wheat flour, which is incredibly healthy for you (high in protein and fiber for your gut health).
Are apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins gluten free? My recipe is not gluten free since it has whole wheat flour, but you can easily make it gluten free by substituting the wheat flour for a 1:1 all purpose gluten free baking flour.
How do I make vegan apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins? If you want to make this a vegan recipe, simply replace the 1 egg with 1 flax egg. The rest of the ingredients in my apple oatmeal muffins are totally vegan friendly, so make my eggless apple muffin batter and you will have healthy vegan apple muffins.
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY CINNAMON OATMEAL APPLE MUFFINS
You can easily make honey apple oatmeal muffins in under an hour! And you only need 1 bowl for my muffins!
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line 12 muffin tins with muffin papers. Set aside.
In a small glass dish (I like to use a measuring cup), mix together ½ cup almond milk and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Set aside to curdle and thicken.
Next, in a medium sized bowl, sift together the 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon sea salt, and the spices (1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom, ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger), and ½ cup brown sugar.
Form a well in the center of your dry ingredients. Add the almond milk + apple cider vinegar mixture, 2 tablespoons avocado oil, 1 large egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix muffins, this can make them chewy.
Finely chop your 3 apples and fold them into the muffin batter. There is no need to peel the apples.
Finally, divide the muffin batter evenly between the 12 prepared muffin cups.
Bake in the preheated oven for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow them to cool in the muffin tins on a wire rack.
HOW TO STORE APPLE CINNAMON OATMEAL MUFFINS
Store your muffins at room temperature, covered tightly for up to 3 days. These are very moist muffins and can spoil quickly. So, if you don't plan to eat them in 3 days, I would make a half batch!
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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line 12 muffin tins with muffin papers. Set aside.
- In a small glass dish, whisk together ½ cup almond milk and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl sift together the dry ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat flour, rolled oats, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom, and ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger.
- Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients: almond milk + apple cider vinegar mixture, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 1 egg, ½ cup honey, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until just combined.
- Chop 3 apples. Fold the apples into the muffin batter.
- Divide the batter evenly between the 12 prepared muffin cups.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes in the preheated oven or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- Store covered at room temperature for up to 3 days.