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Cinnamon Apple Muffins with Oatmeal & Walnuts

cinnamon apple muffins with oatmeal and walnuts
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Nothing says fall like cinnamon apple muffins!

The comforting fluffy goodness and the sweet warming autumn flavours of cinnamon and apples make these muffins perfect for breakfast or an after school snack.

These muffins are made with oat flour for extra nutrition and fiber. This makes them gluten-free (check your brand of oats) if that is important to you.

For these cinnamon apple muffins, I used a homemade chai spice mix. However, you can use the other spices I include below.

Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the spices listed, use whatever you have! Even just a couple teaspoons of cinnamon is perfect.

These healthy muffins are high in iron, potassium, vitamin D, and iron.

Check out this list of Breakfast Recipes for Meal Prep

Or this Vegan Overnight Oats Roundup

How to Make Oat Flour

Making oat flour is easy and frugal. Oat flour is a gluten-free and high fiber option that offers more nutrition than regular white flour.

Just grind 1 cup of rolled oats for every 1 cup of oat flour you need. Make sure to measure after you’ve ground the flour, however as there can be differences in the resulting amount of flour.

I use a Nutribullet for my flour making. I used to use a Vitamix but I left it in my old home when I moved away (cue tears).

I discovered that the Nutribullet is a much cheaper but equally effective machine that is actually easier to use and much better to store as it is small and fits in a cupboard nicely.

You can also use a food processor. The whole process should take about a minute or less. Pulse your food processor or tap your Nutribullet to make sure all of the oats are finely ground. If you need to, run the flour through a sieve afterwards.

For other oat flour based recipes, try Caramelized Banana Waffles and my DIY Protein Pancake Mix.

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How to Make Cinnamon Apple Muffins with Oatmeal & Walnuts

cinnamon apple muffins being made in bowl

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin or two 6 cup muffin tins – or line with silicone or paper liners.

To use oat flour, the amount of baking soda and baking powder must be increased to make up for a lack of gluten.

Don’t worry, there is not any baking powder or soda taste due to this. Just muffiny goodness!

First mix wet ingredients in a large bowl:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted, cooled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Next, mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl:

  • 2 cups of oat flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of chai spice OR use any of the following spices
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Combine the wet and dry ingredients until just mixed. Don’t over mix and if there are a few lumps, it’s a-okay.

Then, fold in oats, apple, and walnuts

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 small to medium diced apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
 
cinnamon apple healthy muffins batter in tins

Divide batter evenly, filling cups almost to the top. Sprinkle the tops with maple flakes or coarse sugar, if desired. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center, comes out clean.

Take the muffin tin out of the oven and place on a wire cooling rack to cool for 10 minutes, before removing the muffins from the pan. Cool on the wire rack or enjoy a sneaky muffin warm, with butter.
 
For other healthy sweet treats try these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oatmeal Breakfast Bars, or these Fudgy Black Bean Brownies, or this Cherry Almond Baked Protein Oatmeal, or this Almond Joy Baked Oatmeal. Another yummy fall snack to try is this Raspberry Instant Pot Apple Sauce.
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Cinnamon Spice Apple Muffins with Walnuts

Healthy and easy cinnamon apple muffins made with oat flour and applesauce. Naturally lightly sweetened, healthy and delicious.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword from scratch, gluten free, healthy, high fiber, kid friendly
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 207kcal
Author Rach

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted, cooled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of oat flour
  • 1.5 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of chai spice or use any of the following spices
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 small to medium diced apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple sugar or coarse sugar for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin with or line with paper or silicone liners.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce, honey, eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, chai spice or other spices, and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir just until combined. It's okay if the batter is not entirely smooth. Gently fold in the oats, apples, and walnuts.
  • Divide batter evenly, filling cups almost to the top. Sprinkle the tops with maple flakes or coarse sugar, if desired. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center, comes out clean.
  • Take the muffin tin out of the oven and place on a wire cooling rack to cool for 10 minutes, before removing the muffins from the pan. Cool on the wire rack or enjoy a sneaky muffin warm, with butter.

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Calories: 207kcal
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Karen
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5 stars
These look so delicious! I’m sure they also smell amazingly yummy as well!

Jalisa
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Jalisa

5 stars
I’ve never had apple muffins but these sound and look delicious. I’ll have to make these

Emily
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These look so good! I love baking with oat flour because it’s gluten free and a little bit healthier than traditional flour. My kids love muffins right now, so these would be perfect for them!

Brittany
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These muffins look yummy. Perfect recipe for the fall.

Ayanna
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Yummy! These look like the perfect fall snack.

Charissa
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Charissa

I totally agree that this recipe just spells (and smells!) FALL! I love cinnamon and apples –especially combined. I’m going to have to give this muffin recipe a try soon!

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