Healthy cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins are an easy gluten free recipe. Perfect for a quick breakfast on the go or an excellent make ahead after school snack.
With the crisp, cool mornings of fall in New England, I look forward to watching the leaves change color and the smell of baked apple pie. My boys have been asking to go apple picking since July. Now that we have been able to, I’m trying to come up with different kid friendly recipes for the half bushel of apples we picked. So many apples!
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WHY DO I LIKE CINNAMON APPLE OATMEAL MUFFINS?
This healthy apple muffins with oats recipe is one of my favorites for a few reasons. The ingredient list is not long and I almost always have all items on hand. Another reason is this recipe goes together quickly and easily, making it fun to do with the kids. In addition, I am able to use my KitchenAid mixer. While you can easily use mixing bowls, I like any reason to use my mixer. However, what I like the most is how healthy it is, so I don’t feel bad eating more than one.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Brown Sugar
- Coconut Oil
- Unsweetened Applesauce
- Old-Fashioned Oats
- Baking Powder
WHAT IS AMERICA’S FAVORITE APPLE VARIETY?
While I prefer a nice fresh-picked McIntosh apple, according to this article, America’s favorite apple variety is now the Gala. Well, I guess we were in luck because the day we went apple picking the farm had both McIntosh and Gala apples. Leave me a message in the comments about what your favorite apple variety is, I would love to know.
EASY CINNAMON APPLE RECIPES
Baked apple pie is definitely one of my favorites and one that I will make. Another great recipe is this apple cider donut bread that I made last year. However, I wanted to try something a little different and that’s where the healthy cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins come in. Anything with cinnamon apple is delicious, but a recipe that is also kid friendly, is a win in my book.
WHAT IS THE BEST APPLE FOR BAKING?
With so many varieties of apples, it is sometimes hard to decide which ones to use for baking and cooking, or just plain eating. You may also be limited to which apples are available at the orchard for apple picking or at the store. Granny Smith tend to stand out as one of the best apples for baking and my go to for baking apple pies. However, Gala and McIntosh also make the list, along with Braeburn and Cortland. Basically, there are several varieties to choose from when looking for the best apple for baking, but all are excellent choices.
IS THIS CINNAMON APPLE OATMEAL MUFFIN RECIPE GLUTEN FREE?
Yes! These super tasty oatmeal apple muffins have no flour and are gluten free. I am always looking for ways to get my family to eat less processed food and to squeeze in more fruits and veggies wherever I can. This time of year in New England is perfect for the fun activity of apple picking and apples are an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants. Not only is there no gluten, these apple oatmeal muffins are a great weight watchers recipe.
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HOW DO YOU STORE THESE CINNAMON APPLE OATMEAL MUFFINS?
Can you freeze these cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins? Yes! They can be kept in the freezer for up to three months. Just make sure you allow them to cool completely before freezing and that they are wrapped tightly and labeled. You may want to double or even triple the recipe, so you always have them on hand.
To thaw them you can either set them in the refrigerator overnight or you can pop one in the microwave for 90 seconds for a warm treat.
On the other hand, freshly baked cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Therefore, making them an excellent choice for breakfast on the go or a healthy make ahead after school snack.
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY CINNAMON APPLE OATMEAL MUFFINS
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted but allowed to cool off
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 1/2 cups milk I use skim milk, but you can use any milk including unsweetened almond milk.
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- generous dash of nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup apples diced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/175 degrees C.
- Whisk together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl.
- Add the oil, applesauce, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and salt, and stir until well combined.
- Stir in the oats, baking powder, and apples.
- Pour the batter evenly into a lightly greased 12 cup muffin tin.
- Flatten the mixture with a spoon so that the oats are covered by the liquid part of the mixture.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 207Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 35mgSodium 136mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 3gSugar 11gProtein 6g
This simple and delicious healthy cinnamon apple oatmeal recipe is fun to make with the kids. I find that when the kids are involved in making food, they are more likely to enjoy eating it.
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