Monday, January 6, 2020

Healthy Applesauce Oat Muffins Recipe

My kids love it when I make breakfast. I used to make it all the time, but somehow over the years I've become a bit lazy. We have cereal most mornings because I don't want to wake up any earlier than necessary.

I've recently realized something profound - muffins can be made ahead!  I know, it's a bit obvious. But it really hadn't occurred to me before. Now I can still sleep late(r) and my kids can have a home cooked breakfast too.

Healthy Applesauce Oat Breakfast Muffins

These muffins are full of wholesome oats and applesauce, plus they are low in fat and sugars. They are topped with a oat and cinnamon crumble topping that's just sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth, but not so sweet that I feel like I'm eating dessert for breakfast.

I cannot say enough good things about these muffins. My kids who snub their nose at anything that's the least bit "healthy" gobble them up and ask for more.

Healthy Applesauce Oat Breakfast Muffins

Healthy Applesauce Oat Breakfast Muffins

Time for a little confession: I didn't even make these muffins this time, I assigned my oldest to do it. She's a great cook and these muffins were delicious.

Not only do they taste good for breakfast, but I sometimes put them in my kids lunchboxes. Lunches don't get much easier than that!

Want more breakfast ideas? Try my banana breakfast.

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Applesauce Oat Muffins

Applesauce Oat Muffins

Servings: 12
Author: Rachel Nielsen
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 18 MinTotal time: 28 Min
Wholesome applesauce oat muffins that your kids will love!! Easy to make ahead for a quick breakfast or snack.


Muffin Batter
  • 1 1/2 c. oats
  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 3/4 t. baking soda
  • 3/4 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 c. applesauce
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 3 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 t. vanilla
Oat Crumble Topping
  • 1/2 c. oats
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1/4 t. cinnamon
  • 2 T. butter, melted


  1. Mix together the first seven ingredients. 
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and stir just until mixed.
  3. Spoon batter into greased muffin tins.
  4. Mix together crumble topping ingredients.
  5. Sprinkle topping on muffins.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 16-18 minutes.


You can use either quick oats, rolled oats or a combination of both.

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  1. These muffins look so good. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

  2. I love healthy muffins. That means, I can eat a lot of these. :D Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

  3. I love muffins for breakfast! I used to eat Costco muffins for breakfast back in high school. Wish I had your muffins back then so I could have been healthier haha. Happy Fiesta Friday! :)

  4. Oh I love oaty muffins and these sound delicious! I agree, muffins are a great make ahead breakfast. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Sharing this post on the H&S Facebook page later today. Hope you have a lovely week!

  5. This recipe looks yummy. Will have to try it. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST tonight. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  6. These look fantastic! My daughter loves helping me make muffins, and I'm always looking for new recipes to try. Pinned for later! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

  7. Congratulations, your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Is this cooking time for mini muffins or regular sized muffin tins?