Healthy Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins {Sugar Free}

by Crystal

Healthy oatmeal applesauce muffins made with whole wheat flour and no refined sugar. They’re easy to make and so delicious! Perfect for a low fat breakfast or snack.

Healthy Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins - These low fat whole wheat muffins made with quick oats are easy to make and so delicious. Perfect for a low calorie breakfast or snack! | Beat Bake Eat

Recipe updated on September 22, 2019.




I’ve come to realize that a lot of muffins are just breakfast cupcakes. That really is what they are. Now, let me be clear; I’m not going to stop eating them, but you gotta have some balance in your life.

It’s time to cut back on the junk food breakfasts. Don’t deny it. Sometimes you have breakfast foods that aren’t really breakfast food because it’s easier to just throw some high corn syrup O’s cereal in a bowl with some milk and eat it. We all do this. I’m guilty of it too but we can’t go on like this.

So for those of you who love muffins with all your heart but are trying to stay on track, I have a much healthier option for you.

Healthy Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins - These low fat whole wheat muffins made with quick oats are easy to make and so delicious. Perfect for a low calorie breakfast or snack! | Beat Bake Eat

Yes, I come to you with yet another healthy breakfast muffin recipe.

These cinnamon oatmeal muffins with applesauce are low fat, naturally sweetened, high in fiber, made with whole wheat flour and no butter or milk.

Even though these healthy oatmeal apple muffins are dairy-free and whole wheat, they’re still just as good as their non-healthy counterparts.




I really like whole wheat muffins but only if they don’t taste like whole wheat muffins. You get what I’m saying? I don’t like how sometimes they can have this harsh texture or be extremely dry. These two reasons alone made me avoid whole wheat baked goods for years. Fortunately, that’s not the case with these oatmeal applesauce muffins!

They’re soft, moist, and so much more filling compared to white flour muffins. I like to have them with a cup of tea. It’s the perfect way to start the day, especially when it’s cold outside.

Healthy breakfasts aren’t so bad once you find the right recipes. And I’ve come to learn that making little changes can really have a big impact on your overall health.

Not only are these low fat oatmeal muffins great for breakfast they’re a healthier snack option too. They keep you full in between meals and help you avoid snacking on things that don’t really hold much nutritional value.

They also make for a kid-friendly breakfast and they’re great for the lunchbox too!

Healthy Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins - These low fat whole wheat muffins made with quick oats are easy to make and so delicious. Perfect for a low calorie breakfast or snack! | Beat Bake Eat

Sweetened Applesauce vs. Unsweetened Applesauce

Sweetened applesauce is usually sweetened with corn syrup. This recipe calls for unsweetened applesauce but if you only have the sweetened kind on hand I recommend that you reduce the honey or maple syrup to 1/3 cup.

Can I use Rolled Oats instead of Quick Oats?

You can, however you’d end up with muffins that are denser, chewier, and nuttier in flavor and texture. I can’t guarantee that the muffins will still turn out soft and moist so I recommend sticking with quick oats.




Healthy Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins - These low fat whole wheat muffins made with quick oats are easy to make and so delicious. Perfect for a low calorie breakfast or snack! | Beat Bake Eat

More Healthy Muffin Recipes:

I love having healthy muffins for breakfast; especially quick oat muffins! They taste good and they’re really good for you too. If you give this recipe a try let me know how it turns out in the comments below. I love hearing your feedback!




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Healthy Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins {Sugar Free}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 

Healthy oatmeal applesauce muffins made with whole wheat flour and no refined sugar. They're easy to make and so delicious! Perfect for a low fat breakfast or snack.

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: low fat oatmeal muffins, oatmeal muffins with applesauce, quick oat muffins
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 187 kcal
Author: Crystal | Beat Bake Eat
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • Oats and brown sugar, for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray or lightly grease with oil (I don’t recommend using liners unless they are foil or parchment).

  2. In a large bowl mix together the applesauce and honey/maple syrup.
  3. Beat in the oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and mix until combined.
  5. Add the flour and gently mix until fully incorporated. Do not overmix!
  6. Scoop the batter into the muffin pan dividing it evenly among the cups.
  7. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with a pinch of oats and brown sugar.
  8. Bake for 18 – 19 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or mostly clean.
  9. Cool in pan 5 minutes then remove.
Notes


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