How to make Healthy Apple and Oat Muffins

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My Healthy Apple and Oat muffins are soo good! With Rolled Oats, Apple Sauce and Raisins, these ‘Good for you’ delights are, bursting with plump raisins and sweet Apple. Moist and delicious, these wonderful homey Muffins are a comforting Bake, perfect for those cold winter mornings.

I love a healthy bake that adults AND kids can enjoy. My little ones absolutely love these Apple and Oat Muffins, I bake them several times a year and I’ve never had any complaints yet! This time around I’ve added a little Cinnamon for some festive warmth, it is nearly December after all!

How to make Healthy Apple and Oat Muffins

As always the full detailed recipe is at the end of the post. This section is just a summary of the recipe.

Ingredients

  • Rolled Oats
  • Apple Sauce
  • Softened Margarine
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Wholemeal Flour
  • Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking Powder
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Raisins

The Basic Steps

  • Preheat the oven
  • Pop muffin cases into a twelve holed muffin tray
  • Mix together the Oats, Applesauce, Milk, Beaten Egg, Vanilla, Butter and Sugar. 
  • Now add the Flour, Baking powder, Bicarbonate of Soda, Cinnamon and Raisins
  • Mix gently until all the ingredients are combined
  • Spoon the Batter into the Muffin Cases all the way to the top
  • Pop in The Oven for 15 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

What you’ll need for this Recipe

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Mixing Bowl

Wooden Spoon

Hand Whisk

Digital Scales

Muffin Cases

12 hole muffin tin

Why you’ll love this Apple and Oat Muffin Recipe

  • One Bowl – Super easy, whack it all in a bowl and mix
  • Basic Ingredients- No fancy ingredients required, all are easily purchased from your local supermarket
  • Basic tools- It can all be done with a wooden spoon, a hand whisk and a mixing bowl, no electric mixer required
  • Great for Packed lunches- I regularly pop a couple of these in my Husbands and kids lunch boxes
  • Great for a grab and go breakfast!
  • Delicious- A healthy Muffin that actually tastes good! Yay!!

Are they really Healthy? They contain Sugar!

Ah spotted that did you? Ok, Yes they do contain Sugar, but only a small amount when Comparable to other Sugar laden Muffin recipes. And when Distributed over 12 muffins-even less, I suppose it depends on how many you eat! I believe a little sugar is necessary in my baking, even the healthy bakes, ill tell you why. Sugar does much more than please the palate!

A little Science

Sugar has a wonderful capacity to boost Serotonin, the ‘Happy Chemical’. Serotonin is a Neuro-transmitter in the brain that regulates mood, Social Behaviour, Memory and Appetite. When used moderately, a little sugar adds not only to the flavour, but delivers that ‘feel good’ emotion too. Unfortunately, its only temporary…at least until your next muffin!

How to Store Healthy Apple and Oat Breakfast Muffins

  • These muffins will keep for 5 days when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Can you freeze them? Absolutely! Wrap them in cling film, pop in a freezer bag, freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature, or ping them in the microwave for 20 seconds.

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Healthy Apple and Oat Muffins

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: English
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 100 g Rolled Oats
  • 300 g No added Sugar Apple Sauce
  • 60 g Softened Margarine
  • 70 g Granulated Sugar
  • 120 g Wholemeal Flour
  • 120 ml Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • 1 Beaten Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 100 g Raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 190°c
  • Pop muffin cases into a twelve holed muffin tray
  • Mix together the Rolled Oats, Applesauce, Milk, Beaten Egg, Vanilla, Butter and Sugar. 
  • Now add the Flour, Baking powder, Bicarbonate of Soda, Cinnamon and Raisins
  • Mix gently until all the ingredients are combined
  • Spoon the Batter into the Muffin Cases all the way to the top
  • Pop in The Oven for 15 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. Try not to overbake, this will lead to dry muffins.

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