Apple Oatmeal Muffins Recipe (2024)

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A healthy apple oatmeal muffins recipe that the family is sure to love. Great grab and go breakfast, school snack, or perfect with your weekend coffee on the porch.

These moist and delicious oatmeal apple muffins with cinnamon streusel topping are a personal favorite of mine. The lightly spiced apple flavor in these apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins is of course a favorite year round, but the recipe is especially appropriate for fall.

A neglected Granny Smith apple on the counter, led to the making of this Apple Oatmeal Muffins Recipe. As I diced it up I thought about the yumminess of apples with brown sugar and butter, and decided the classic flavors would be just the thing for some oatmeal muffins (we all know I'm a big fan of oatmeal in baking recipes).

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The resulting apple oat muffins recipe yielded 11 medium sized apple oatmeal muffins, and would probably make about 6 jumbos. Despite using just 1 Granny Smith apple, due to the small batter batch there are plenty of diced apple pieces in each muffin. I prefer the smaller batch size, since I don't really need a lot of muffins hanging around. If you would rather not use chopped apple, grated apples or even a ½ cup of unsweetened applesauce will blend into the muffins easily

Optional Add-ins

If you want to add more flavors to the apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins, here are a few suggestions to mix into the muffin batter. After all the goal is the make the best apple muffins for your family's taste.

  • chopped walnuts
  • raisins or dried cranberries
  • chopped dates
  • caramel chips
  • add some fiber with flax or chia seeds

Storing the Muffins

Allow the apple cinnamon muffins to cool completely, then wrap snugly with plastic wrap or seal in an airtight container. They will last 1-2 days on the counter or 5-6 in the refrigerator. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Can I make these apple oat muffins vegan?

Yes, that is possible. Change for the butter for coconut oil and the buttermilk for coconut milk, almond milk or oat milk and add a teaspoon of vinegar. The flax egg substitute would be one tablespoon of ground flaxseed and three tablespoons of water or apple juice (allow the mixture to rest 4-5 minutes before adding to the muffin batter.

Can I make these as mini muffins?

Yes, with an adjustment to baking time. The smaller apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins will take roughly 40% less time to cook through. Apply the crumb topping after about 7 minutes then bake 4-6 more minutes until a pick pulls clean from muffin center.

If you want gluten free try my Gluten-free Oatmeal Apple Muffins Recipe. My Apple Cinnamon Scones or Baked Apple Fritters are also great sweets to go with your morning coffee or a nice glass of hot spiced apple cider.

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Apple Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

This Apple Oatmeal Muffin recipe, makes a small batch of whole grain muffins. The recipe features diced apples and brown sugar.

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Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Keyword: apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins, apple muffins, apple oatmeal muffins

Prep Time: 12 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes minutes

Total Time: 34 minutes minutes

Servings: 11 -12

Calories: 235kcal

Author: Robin Gagnon


  • 1 egg
  • cup low fat buttermilk
  • ¼ cup melted butter or melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats or ¾ cup oat flour
  • 1 cup Granny Smith apple roughly 1 large apple, peeled and diced (Pink Lady or Honeycrisp are other good apple choices)


  • 2 tablespoon soft butter
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup old fashioned oats


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with silicone or paper cups or coat inside of muffin cups with Crisco or cooking spray.

  • Whisk together the egg, buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla, salt and sugar.

  • Add the flours, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly.

  • Add the oats and chopped apples, mix until evenly distributed. Allow to rest a couple minutes, then spoon batter into lined muffin cups. Fill almost full.

  • Place in oven to bake for ten minutes. In the meantime, mix together topping ingredients.

  • After the ten minutes, spoon topping onto muffins.

  • Bake for 12 more minutes, then remove to cool for a few minutes before placing the muffins on a wire rack to finish cooling.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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Reader Interactions


  1. Jenn says

    What a tasty way to get your fiber in the morning!


  2. Lisa says

    That looks so yummy!


  3. Liz says

    Me too with the oatmeal as much as I can!!!! Love it and these look very good.


  4. Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins says

    Those look insanely delicious!


  5. Amber K says

    MMmmmMMM Good! This is a wonderful combo.


  6. Vanessa: the queen of swag ! says

    These looks delish. Muffins are a staple for breakfast in out house.


  7. Mellisa says

    With mornings so busy these would be a great breakfast treat!


  8. Kira says

    I can almost envision it, lightly toasted with butter - so good.


  9. Anne says

    All these fall type recipes! Love them!


  10. Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews says

    Yummy! You have such great recipes!


  11. Maria G. says

    I enjoy recipes where oats are used because I consider that it is a really healthy product. I insist on my kids eating them every day but very often they refuse because they say that they are not tasty. I think this recipe is what I need to make them eat nutritious oats, muffins look very delicious!


  12. Tiff @ Babes and Kids says

    These look yummy and healthy. They would be perfect for making the night ahead so that you don't have the rush of breakfast in the morning.


  13. Colleen says

    Oh heavenly I love most kinds of muffins apple, blueberry, banana, you name it!


    • Robin Gagnon says

      My love of muffins is causing a bit of a muffin top issue around Better get my elliptical fixed pronto. Baking season commences!


  14. Lolo says

    These look like a yummy breakfast.


  15. HilLesha says

    It has been a good while since I had muffins, and this sounds like the perfect recipe!


  16. Jennifer @ MySweetSanity says

    I adore apples and muffins so this is a must try.


  17. Donna says

    Yum, these sound so delicious! And my whole family loves apples! 🙂


  18. Rachel @ Following In My Shoes says

    I had SEVERAL old apples on my counter today -- but I turned them into apple-sauce. 🙂


    • Robin Gagnon says

      One apple wouldn't have gotten me too far for


  19. Marcie W. says

    My mouth is seriously watering over here and our local market has organic Granny Smith apples on sale this week. It's meant to be!


  20. Karin says

    I just made these and they are delicious! Thanks for the great recipe. This is sure to become one of my go-to recipes for Fall.


    • Robin Gagnon says

      Thanks. I'm glad you liked them.


  21. Toni says

    My whole family loved these delicious muffins.


  22. Simone says

    This recipe looks amazing! Great way to get fiber and healthy yummies in both mine and my 1year old's tummies. I followed your recipe to a T, and my muffins just collapsed, and they aren't even cooked all the way through 🙁 What did I do wrong??


    • Robin Gagnon says

      You probably didn't do anything wrong. A few things could cause that. Your oven may bake at a lower temperature than mine. Baking soda/powder could be old. The topping does cave in the centers a little, but the muffins should have set up enough after 10 minutes, at least mine were.

      If you decide to give it another try, wait a few more minutes to add topping, and check the muffins with a toothpick before cooling them. If it pulls out with any uncooked batter, pop them in for 3-4 more minutes & check again.


  23. SallyJoJo says

    Thanks for posting these were great! My only issue is that the topping didn't stick, kind of messy to eat, but worth every bite. It was almost like a baked oatmeal. Just delicious!!


    • SallyJoJo says

      AND I used my spiralizer on the apple and it worked great. So quick and easy, used my kitchen scissors to cut a little more and it worked great. 🙂


      • Robin Gagnon says

        Great idea to use a spiralizer on the apples. I really only started using one regularly a few months ago (before I made this recipe).


    • Robin Gagnon says

      The only thing I can think of is to put the topping on the muffins a little earlier during the baking. Mine adhered well, but baking can be effected by so many factors.


  24. Sarah says

    Made these a few weeks ago and now my husband begs for them every few days!! Delicious!!!


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