Don't tell anyone that these delicious apple muffins are good for them and they'll never know!
Made with whole wheat flour, yogurt and oats, these are muffins that you can feel good about eating!
They make a great after school snack, healthy treat for Halloween or a grab and go dessert for Thanksgiving!
I am all about muffins lately! They are as easy to make as they are to eat!
These apple muffins with oats are definitely on our list to make any change we can.
Shredded apples and yogurt make them so moist. A little whole wheat flour replaces some of the white flour making them heartier and healthier!
The best part is that everyone loves them, from kids to adults!
I mentioned on this Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cranberries, that I have been cooking from Cooking Light Recipes lately. I've slowly started working my way through their muffins, especially ones that I can make a little bit healthier. I found these Healthy Apple Muffins in the 2003 May issue.
These muffins were already pretty healthy with apples, oats and yogurt. I bumped it up a little more by replacing some of the white flour with whole wheat pastry flour. That's my favorite way to bump up fiber and nutrients!
- Apples - use organic if possible, apples are on the dirty dozen list.
- All Purpose Flour
- Whole Wheat Pastry Flour - my secret ingredient for bumping up fiber and nutrients. It is not as heavy as regular whole wheat.
- Oats - I used quick cooking, you can use regular rolled oats too.
- Brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Milk - recipe calls for fat free, you can use whatever milk you would like.
- Vegetable Oil.
- Vanilla Extract - use homemade vanilla extract if you have it!
- Yogurt - plain.
- Cooking Spray.
You can see why I love making muffins, it's so easy.
- Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Combine wet ingredients in a batter bowl.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients.
- Fold in extras - in this case shredded apple.
- Put in paper lined muffin tins.
- Eat and enjoy!
We loved these muffins! I even made a second batch and froze them to eat later!
They are the healthy kind of snack that we love eating. Bursting with apple flavor and filled with good for you ingredients like yogurt and oats!
These muffins were originally a Cooking Light recipe and they probably called for low fat yogurt. You could always use low fat, if you'd like, but we prefer to use full fat.
More muffin recipes:
- Everyone loves these Healthy Apple Streusel Muffins with Maple Glaze!
- Stock up on canned pumpkin so you can make these Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins all year round!
- Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Oats and Chocolate Chips - pumpkin and chocolate is so delicious together!
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Healthy Apple Muffins with Oats
- 2 cups peeled and shredded apple (about ¾ pound)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 cup oats quick cooking
- ⅔ cup brown sugar packed
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup milk fat free
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounce plain yogurt low-fat
- 1 egg
- cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Place apples on a paper towel and squeeze out some of the excess moisture.
- Spoon flours into dry measuring cups and level with a knife. Add to medium bowl. Add oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine. Make a well in the center.
- In another bowl, combine milk, oil, vanilla, yogurt and egg. Whisk.
- Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring just to combine. Stir in apples.
- Fill muffin pan with liners or spray with cooking spray. Spoon batter in to 12 muffin cups.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until they spring back when touched lightly in the center.
- Remove from baking pan and cool on wire rack.
This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated for 2020.