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Healthy-ish Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins

These healthier apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins make an easy breakfast or grab and go snack. Packed with juicy apples, fragrant cinnamon, and oats, this muffin recipe is ready in minutes!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple muffins, healthy muffin recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 144kcal


  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¼ cup avocado or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup apples, shredded (about 1½ medium apple)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray or grease a muffin tin with oil. Set aside.
    In a large bowl, combine oats and buttermilk. Let sit 15 minutes.
  • In a second mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • Stir the oil, egg, brown sugar and vanilla into the soaked oat mixture. Add dry ingredients. Stir just until combined. Do not overmix. Gently fold apples into the batter.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin. Bake 12 minutes. Remove from the oven. Let the muffins cool in the pan 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.


TIP: These muffins are best served warm. They also freeze and reheat incredibly well. To enjoy after freezing, thaw at room temperature or heat frozen muffins in a 350F oven for 10-15 minutes. 
NOTE: I don’t recommend using paper muffin cups in this recipe. Baking directly on the muffin tin produced the best results – keeping the moisture in and creating a nice crust on the outside. 


Calories: 144kcal