Making Healthy Applesauce Oat Muffins

Category Muffins
Applesauce is a perfect addition to any muffin recipe, allowing less oil to be used. Combining them with oats makes a hearty breakfast option for busy families. This page contains a recipe for making healthy applesauce oat muffins.


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Delicious, healthy, easy to prepare muffins that can freeze well. What more could you want?

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe



  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (not quick)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar (I used half the amount of Truvia brown sugar blend)
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup craisins or raisins, if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line muffin tins, or grease them.
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  3. In one bowl, combine the oatmeal, applesauce, milk, egg, vanilla, butter and the sugar.
  4. In a larger bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and raisins, if using.
  5. Make a well in the center and add the applesauce mixture. Mix just until blended.
  6. Divide evenly in the 12 muffin cups.
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  8. Bake 15-20 minutes. Don't overbake.
  9. Cool on wire racks.
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You probably have all the ingredients in the house to make these delicious muffins. The bonus is that they freeze well, too. I used some juice leftover from canned fruit instead of the milk.

baked Applesauce Oat Muffins on tray

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