Apple Oatmeal Muffins

So I’ve been thinking about muffins for awhile now waiting for the time to experiment with a couple of different favorite recipes I love and wanted to do a little tweaking with.



Finally had the time this morning and made these for my kids and they were the MOISTEST muffin I’ve ever had!!! I’m so happy with the results and wanted to share. I didn’t plan to have a topping on these muffins, but when I saw a cinnamon crumb topping recipe from Heavenly Homemakers I thought I’d try it . So glad I did. This topping really made it even better than I expected! Of course the crumb topping is completely optional, but my kids were thrilled to say the least! I used only 4 tbsp of sucanat and 1 tbsp of butter and it still worked just as well, just doesn’t have an excess amount on each muffin. Here’s the recipe! Enjoy!



I Hope you’ll give these a try and tell me what you think!



Nutrition Info:

  • Servings: 12
  • Calories: 157
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbs: 26 g
  • Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g
  • Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 4 (Previous Method 3)

 Apple Oatmeal Muffins


  • 1 c. old fashioned oats
  • 1 c. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  •  1 c. applesauce, unsweetened
  •  1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. canola oil, melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 c. sucanat/rapadura or brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. low-fat milk
  • 1 apple peeled, cored and chopped

Cinnamon Crumb Topping (optional)

  • 1 tsp.cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp. sucanat/rapadura or brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp softened butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and coat a 12 capacity muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a  bowl stir together the oats, flour, baking soda and powder, sucanat and salt.
  3. Add the milk, vanilla, oil, eggs and applesauce.
  4. Add the apple chunks.
  5. Mix the topping ingredients together and add to each muffin.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.

Click here to see a completely Sugar-Free version of this recipe using stevia.


  1. Hi, just visiting from the Blog Bash….I love your blog! I’m trying to eliminate as many sugars as possible from my family’s diet, and I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. I’m a huge sugar/sweets addict, and while I’m at a healthy wait, I struggle constantly. Looking forward to reading more!

    • Thank you SO Much Julie! I’ve started just started out with the blog and I’m so glad you like it!. Without support it can be challenging to eliminate sweets/refined sugar, but with others and great recipes, you can be successful too! Thank you so much for visiting!

  2. Kathryn Wolff says:

    I just found your blog through a comment posted on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Facebook status (“My grace is sufficient for you…”). I’m participating in the online Made to Crave Bible study and have been contemplating how I’m going to adopt a healthier lifestyle. I’m looking forward to trying some of your recipes, and I was thrilled to see the other resources available! Looking forward to learning more!

    • Welcome! So glad you stopped by! Lots of recipes for you here! I loved that book and continue to abstain from white flour and refined sugar. Let me know if you have any questions!

  3. Hi – just found your site and have recently started eating “clean”. I am confused on brown sugar. Isn’t it just refined white sugar with molasses mixed in? Any help you can give me would be so appreciated!

    • Sucanat is not brown sugar. Yes brown sugar is table white sugar colored by molasses. Sucanat is less refined than either. You can read more about the sweeteners I use in the post, Top 3 Refined Sugar Free Sweeteners, listed under articles tab.

  4. Brenda,

    Hey there! I just found your blog on pinterest and cannot tell you how excited I am! I am trying to elimate table sugar, but not elimate sugar altogether. What do you think would be the best alternative? For baking? Something that isn’t hard for your body to break down. I am so pumped to share your blog and start baking and cooking some of these recipes! Thanks for sharing!


  5. Hi Brenda,

    Do you think quinoa flour will work for this recipe? As much as possible am living a gluten/sugar/dairy free life.


  6. Can you sub stevia for brown sugar? Trying to decrease the calories/sugar

    • I just (last night) made this recipe sugar free using stevia. It’s linked above and under the breakfast tab.

  7. These were sooo good, they’re super moist. Best muffins I’ve ever made! Thanks!

  8. Hi Brenda! Loving your website! I’m hosting a Christmas breakfast for my Made 2 Crave ladies this Friday. I’m having fun looking at all your recipes! I’ll be sure to use them.

  9. Amber Fox says:

    Hi! I just love your enthusiasm as well as your posts. However, I was just wondering if you realized that Sucanat and rapadura and brown sugar all all just as harmful as sugar. The body isn’t able to metabolize them and there for are converted to fat and are responsible for many of the inflammatory diseases. I don’t in any way want to offend you, just wondering if you were aware!
    Thank you!

  10. well….I used sugar…..brown sugar to be exact….and almond coconut milk because it was all I had. In the end, even with the evil sugar, they were great! very moist! I didn’t do the topping, so I think next time I will add spices to the batter to give it a bit more zing….but there will definitely be a next time! Thanks for sharing!


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