Healthy apple cinnamon muffins made with fresh apples, oats, almond butter and naturally sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. These gluten free vegan apple oatmeal muffins are moist and come together easily in a blender! Perfect for breakfast on chilly fall mornings and afternoon snacking.
Alright, it's officially September and I can feel the cooler breeze in the air. You know what that means right? It's APPLE MUFFIN time.
As much as I love summer and the warmer weather, I love (x100) baking in the fall. I think my diet consists of 80% baked goods and 20% actual meals but I mean... most of them contain pumpkin or apples so thats my justification.
I debated long and hard about whether I wanted to share a pumpkin or apple muffin recipe first but I had these apples on the kitchen counter begging to be used.
They came out of the oven and I was slightly concerned they would come out a little dry because the batter was a lot thicker than most of my muffin recipes but holy moly they came out perfect. Fluffy, moist and the apple flavour really shines through. These healthy apple muffins are perfect for chilly fall mornings with a cup of coffee and for snacking throughout the day.
How to Make Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins (2 ways!)
Like all of my other healthy blender muffin recipes, these are made with oat flour and naturally sweetened with apples and maple syrup. Plus a good dollop of almond butter for added moisture and for some healthy fats.
I learned from my zucchini blender muffins that adding a bit of potato starch to blender muffins that use only oats helps reduce the change of getting gummy (especially thawing after freezing) because it helps absorb some of the excess liquid. Other starches can be used but they won't be as fluffy as potato starch.
What I love about these muffins is how easy they are to make. Throw in all of the ingredients into the blender (except the diced apples) and blend! Mix in the diced apples, divide into muffin cups and bake.
I use a Vitamix which is a super high speed blender that can take blending thicker batters. If you have a regular blender or no blender, you can make these muffins in a bowl by using 1 cup + ¼ cup (150g) oat flour instead. Mix the wet ingredients first and then the dry. Fold in the apples and bake as directed.
Tips & Takeaways
- Use a Scale: for best accurate results.
- Apples: use sweet firm apples such as gala or fuji apples.
- Variations: add apple pie spice, walnuts or shred the apples instead of dicing to change it up!
- To Store: Once cooled, keep muffins in paper towel lined container with cover on top but not sealed for up to 3 days.
- To Freeze: Keep in freezer safe containers of bag for up to 2 months.
- To Reheat: Wrap with damp paper towel and thaw at room temperature or microwave for 20-30 seconds until heated through.
I hope you try and love these healthy banana blender muffins as much as we do! They're the perfect snack or breakfast to meal prep ahead of time and bring with you on-the-go AND they're packed with good-for-you ingredients to keep you satiated.
More healthy muffins to love!
- Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
- Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
- Zucchini Blender Muffins
- Banana Blender Muffins
- Chocolate Banana Blender Muffins
- 1-Bowl Chocolate Chip Tahini Muffins
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Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Healthy apple cinnamon muffins made with oats, almond butter and lightly sweetened with maple syrup! Perfectly moist, studded with chunks of apples and kissed with a touch of cinnamon.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 18 minutes
- Total Time: 28 minutes
- Yield: 6 muffins 1x
- Category: breakfast
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: vegan, gluten free, north american
- 1 medium apple, divided (180g total without core)
- 3 tbsp drippy almond butter (45g)
- 3 tbsp maple syrup (60g)*
- ¼ cup non dairy milk (60ml)
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (10g)
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract (7g)
- 1 ½ cup rolled oats (150g // gluten free as needed)
- 2 tbsp potato starch (18g // optional, sub oat flour if needed)
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder (7g)
- ¾ tsp baking soda (3g)
- 1 ½ tsp cinnamon (7g)
- ¼ tsp salt
- Pre-heat oven to 425 F (220 C). Line or grease a 6 cup muffin tin.
- Chop the apple and dice ⅓ of the apple into small pieces. Add remaining apple to a high speed blender along with the almond butter, maple syrup, non dairy milk, apple cider vinegar and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth. Add the oats, potato starch, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and blend until smooth and oats are broken down. If you do not have a high speed blender, please read the blog post notes for 2 alternative methods.
- Add the diced apples and mix until combined. Divide the batter between 6 muffin cups (about 85-90g each). Bake for 5 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 F (180 C) and bake for another 16-18 minutes or until tops are golden brown and spring to the touch.
- Remove from oven and cool in the pan for 3 minutes. Transfer muffins onto a wire rack and allow them to cool completely. Enjoy!
- *These muffins are lightly sweetened. If you prefer sweeter muffins, add 2-3 tablespoon of coconut sugar or any dry sugar of your choice.
- Helpful Equipment: high speed blender, spatula, 6 cup muffin tin, mixing bowls, whisk, muffin liners
- Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer) without the glaze.
- Serving Size: 1 muffin
- Calories: 202
- Sugar: 9.4
- Sodium: 800
- Fat: 6.1
- Saturated Fat: 0.3
- Unsaturated Fat: 3.6
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 32.8
- Fiber: 1.6
- Protein: 5.3
- Cholesterol: 0
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