These apple oat muffins are the perfect thing to grab on the go when you’re late to work in the morning OR the opposite – when you come home from work starving and need a quick snack to tie you over!
Recently, one of my good friends had surgery on her elbow. In attempt to make her life easier, this inspired me to make this recipe. I knew it was going to be difficult for her to make food for herself, so I wanted to make her some food. As I was getting the ingredients together, I thought: What about snacks and breakfast?! My two favorite meals (yes snacks are a meal)! So, I decided to make my friend these delicious cinnamon apple oat muffins.
These muffins are filled with lots of fiber and a good amount of protein and are a great, filling snack. I like them for on the go breakfast, but also for a snack when you come home starving and need a quick pick me up.
If you’d like to make these muffins dairy-free, it’s really easy! Sub the butter for coconut oil 1:1 (so 2 tbsp coconut oil). And sub the milk for a non-dairy milk like almond or oat. Easy as that!
Also, if you’d like, you could add in walnuts, pecans or almonds for an additional crunch. I’d say about 1 cup of chopped nuts should do the trick!
If you’d like any other apple recipes, I have a few as a result of all my apple picking. This apple butter and this apple and fennel braised chicken are both very delicious!
Cinnamon apple oat muffinsPrint This
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 cups apples, peeled, cored and diced
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup milk (I used low-fat, but would could use any kind you wanted)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350º. In a bowl, add eggs, butter, brown sugar, apples, milk and vanilla. Stir around till it’s all mixed together.
Next, add flour, oats, apples, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon.
Stir everything together and fill up your muffin tins 3/4 of the way. In the end, sprinkle the tops with a little extra oats and brown sugar if you want a little crunch on the top. Put in the oven for 20 minutes.