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Apple Oatmeal Muffins with Honey

apple honey oatmeal muffins

These apple oatmeal muffins are healthy and delicious.

They are sweetened with just 1/4 cup of honey, plus some unsweetened applesauce, which makes them a great treat for kids and a nice muffin recipe for those with diabetes.

I love the fact that this recipe uses honey for it’s sweetness. Honey has the same calories as sugar, but it has added nutritional value, especially if you use unpasteurized honey. It adds a nice distinctive taste as well.

I also love the use of whole wheat flour. It’s nice to know you can have a snack or light breakfast that’s full of healthy ingredients, rather than a load of white sugar. Of course, you can substitute white or unbleached flour for the whole wheat flour in this recipe if you prefer.

If you are a follower of this site you know that I love great food that is easy to prepare. My personal thought is that all those recipes with loads of steps are fine, but most of us just don’t have time for that most of the time.

We still want delicious homemade food but a bit simpler and less time consuming. And that’s what I try to deliver with my recipes – yummy deliciousness that doesn’t have you standing in the kitchen for hours every day.

So here is our latest – a really yummy muffin recipe that is loaded with healthy ingredients.

Closeup of Apple Oatmeal Muffins

And here is a big muffin making tip before you start:

Important Oatmeal Muffins Tip:

The recipe mentions that after you add the liquid ingredients to the dry, mix it together just enough that everything is incorporated together. Don’t beat the batter. If you do, your muffins will be more dense in texture, not as light and airy as you want them.

That goes for all muffin recipes, not just this one. If you want delicious, tender muffins all the time, just remember not to over mix them.

apple honey oatmeal muffins

Apple Oatmeal Muffins with Honey

These apple oatmeal muffins are healthy and delicious. They are sweetened with just 1/4 cup of honey, plus some unsweetened applesauce. It's nice to know you can have a snack or light breakfast that's full of healthy ingredients.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 103 kcal


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups apples, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Generously butter a 12 cup muffin tin (or spray them well with a non-stick spray).
  • Combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium-sized bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl blend the egg and milk with the applesauce, honey, and butter. Add the chopped apples and mix them in well. Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients and mix with a fork just until moistened. Fill the prepared muffin tins two thirds full.
  • Bake the muffins at 375°F for about 25 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Loosen the muffins from the pan with a small spatula and remove them to a wire rack to cool.
  • Makes 12 muffins.


Calories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2.9gFat: 1.2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 64mgPotassium: 186mgFiber: 2.2gCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg
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12 thoughts on “Apple Oatmeal Muffins with Honey”

  1. 5 stars
    Just made! Delicious !!! Used BOB’S RED MILL ONE TO ONE GLUTEN FREE FLOUR….very good! Somehow, I got 15, but I added more apples and some walnuts. This is an excellent base recipe….subbing blueberries now, keeping the applesauce for extra moisture.

  2. The only change I made was to grate my apples instead of dicing them. I lowered the amount to 1 1/2 cups because of this.
    I got 18 muffins instead of 12, and I made them heaping.
    I had to bake them an additional 10 minutes.

    • Any cooking apple is good. Red delicious is NOT a cooking apple so don’t use that. McIntosh, Granny Smith, golden delicious, spy, cortland, Paula red all work well. I don’t know what apples are abundant in your area. Be cautious with some of the newer varieties. I am not sure which are good for cooking. Good luck. These muffins are delicious. I think you’ll like them.

    • Hi Marii
      You can replace the flour, but I am not sure how well it would work as it doesn’t contain gluten. Check some gluten free sites to make sure that a straight substitution will work. You may have to also add something else.

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious! Tastes like apple crisp. My son said the apples were the best part.

    One note: the recipe steps are missing when to add in the diced apples, so would be helpful to add. I folded them in at the end, as is usually the case with chocolate chips, etc.


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