These Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins are full of crisp apples, they are made healthier with a few simple swaps, and have the perfect amount of Fall spices.
Is there anything better than crisp Fall air and all the seasonal flavors? While the official start of the season may be a few weeks away, we believe in celebrating flavors like apple and cinnamon all year long.
With all the kids back to school this time of year we’re also looking for meal prep recipes to save time during the busy work week. Breakfast is typically the most rushed meal in every household. So make a single or double batch of these Oatmeal Muffins for the week, and just reheat each morning for a healthy and delicious breakfast. Oh, did we mention the muffins are also kid approved?
To make these apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins we simply add all the ingredients into a blender, blend, stir in the apples, and bake in a muffin tin. We made them healthier by using oats to replace regular flour. Oats are higher in fiber and other nutrients to help keep us fuller longer. The muffins are also naturally sweetened with a ripe banana and maple syrup. And lastly, we used applesauce and greek yogurt in place of regular butter for healthier fats.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly coat a 12-count muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. If using muffin liners, grease the liners.
In a large bowl whisk together the old-fashioned oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
In a high powered blender add the applesauce, banana, maple syrup, eggs, plain greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and almond milk.
Add the dry ingredients to the blender and blend until combined. Stir in the chopped apple.
Divide evenly among muffin liners and top with oats.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cooked through.
Allow to cool a few minutes in the pan before transfering to a wire cooling rack.
Recipe by Patty Petre - http://sweetandstrongblog.com/. Patty grew up in Cleveland and is a graduate of Ohio University. She has taught middle school math and elementary physical education in southern MD since 2006. She is a Les Mills BodyPump and AFAA certified group fitness instructor. She shares her healthy lifestyle journey of finding balance between working out, eating healthy, and still indulging in the foods she loves on her blog; Sweet and Strong. During her free time she enjoys trying new workout classes, cooking, and watching sports at home with her husband and dog Blitz.