These healthy oatmeal muffins are sugar-free, low carb, a good source of protein, easy to make and incredibly delicious. And making an awesome breakfast in advance can be a lifesaver later down the road.
If you are someone who rarely has the time to make breakfast, and you often find yourself in a grab and go situation. I definitely recommend giving these muffins a try. They are also fantastic as an afternoon snack.
How to make apple sauce
So, we are going to give these muffins an apple and cinnamon flavour by adding cinnamon flavoured apple sauce. Although to be completely honest with you, I’ve never liked the look of store-bought apple sauce. I think it’s much more satisfying making your own.
It’s stupid simple to make, you just cook the apple in a pot with cinnamon, a splash of water and some honey until nice and tender. Then you simply puree the apple with a hand blender.
Keep in mind that if you don’t sweeten the apple sauce with some honey, maple syrup, golden syrup etc. The muffin will end up having almost no sweetness at all. So adding 3 tablespoons of honey to this applesauce ended up giving the muffins a nice hint of sweetness, but not too much.
Not the biggest fan of apples?
Totally fine! Banana is an amazing alternative. You just use the same amount of banana as apple (115g), you mash the banana with a fork until you get a nice puree, then you add it to the batter and mix it through.
The banana gives a beautiful natural sweetness that I just find very satisfying. However, the banana on its own will not add enough sweetness. And since we aren’t making applesauce in this case, I recommend just adding the honey to the muffin batter and mixing it through.
Other fruits to add
You can always spice your muffins up a bit more by adding some extra fruit. And it doesn’t just have to be about what you add, it can also be about how you add it.
- Dices of apple in the batter.
- Dices of pear in the batter.
- Slices of pear or apple fanned out with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top of the batter before baking the muffins.
- Blueberries in the batter.
- Sultanas in the batter.
- Cranberries in the batter.
- Slices of banana and a sprinkling of brown sugar on top of the batter before baking the muffins.
If you have any other cool ideas, let me know in the comments below.
How to make oatmeal muffins
The process is no different from making regular muffins, except you just make them using out flour. And you make oat flour by blitzing rolled oats in a food processor.
I used half oat flour and half regular flour. After I made the oat flour, I just mixed all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
I then added the wet ingredients and mixed it all through.
Once the muffin batter is made, you just add the batter to the greased/sprayed muffin cases and bake them for 30 minutes.
And they should come out looking beautiful!
Thank you so much for reading through this post! I really hope you enjoy these muffins. I think they can make your life so much easier especially if you’re not a fan of making breakfast.
If you were looking for more of a naughty dessert-style muffin, feel free to check out my Coconut, Poppyseed and Lemon Drizzle Muffin recipe.
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Apple and Cinnamon Healthy Oatmeal Muffins
- 115 g of peeled cored and diced pink lady apples (leave in water until ready to use)
- 1 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of water
- 3 tablespoons of honey
Put the apples, cinnamon, water and honey in a pot.
Start pre-heating the pot over medium-high heat.
Once the mixture starts boiling, turn the heat down.
Cook the apples for about 5 minutes until nice and tender, and then use a hand blender to puree the apples.
Set aside and let the apple sauce cool down.
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degreed F)
Put your oats in a food processor with the blade attachment, and blitz the oats for about a minute or 2 until you get a fine oat powder.
Put your oat flour, regular flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl and mix together.
Put your eggs, vegetable oil, yoghurt and apple sauce in with the dry ingredients and beat together until well combined.
Use cooking spray to grease a muffin tin.
Spoon the batter in the dips of the muffin tin, filling them about 3 quarters of the way up.
Bake the muffins in the oven for 30 minutes. To test if the muffins are cooked, stick a skewer inside one of them, leave it in for 2 seconds and pull it out. If the skewer comes out clean the muffins are cooked.
- These muffins are perfect if you don't often have the time to make breakfast.
- I recommend that you add some honey to the applesauce to sweeten it up a bit. Otherwise, the muffin will have almost 0 sweetness (you don't have to sweeten the muffins but I personally think they're better when they have a hint of sweetness).
- You can turn this recipe into a banana oatmeal muffin recipe by replacing the apple with banana. Just mash the banana with a fork and add it to the batter.
- If you do make banana muffins instead, don't forget to add the honey to the batter as well.
- Feel free to add extra pieces of fruit in the batter.