Apple Muffins

Sorry for teasing you on Wednesday. When I made these muffins, I couldn’t wait to share them, but then I had second thoughts. I like the muffins. Kevin likes the muffins. Hopefully you will like the muffins too.


Sadly, I feel like they need a disclaimer. They’re healthy muffins that are lower in sugar, whole wheat, oil-free, and vegan. I’m pleased with the flavor and texture, but if you like muffins on the sweeter side, you’ll have to modify the sugar situation.


Apple Muffins


  • 2 tsp chia or flax seeds
  • 4 tsp water
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin or apple pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 4 oz natural applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 TBS natural maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup apple, chopped/diced


  1. Microwave the chopped apple to soften it (approximately 1 minute). Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and prep your muffin tin. I very lightly sprayed mine with olive oil.
  2. Mix the chia/flax seeds and the water, and set aside.
  3. Mix your dry ingredients in a medium bowl, not including the apple. Mix your wet ingredients.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry and stir. Fold in the apple.
  5. Fill the muffin tins. This mix only made eight muffins for me. Fill any open spots 3/4 of the way full with water for more even baking.
  6. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.

*** For sweeter muffins, you could easily throw in 1-2 TBS of brown sugar or sucanat. You could also add a little more maple syrup.

My calorie counter app says these have about 90 calories per muffin, 1.1 g fat, 221 mg sodium, 19 g carbs, 3.4 g fiber, 3.4 g sugar, and 2.7 g protein. I can only put so much faith in my app, so if you’re super concerned, you may want to add all that up yourself. This is for 8 muffins per batch.


Like I said, I hope you like them. More importantly, I hope you have a good weekend!

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25 Responses to Apple Muffins

  1. lindsay says:

    i don’t think they need sugar either. Just a dollop of vanilla yogurt on top and youre set!

  2. I made some similar to this last week. In the spirit of fall, I used pumpkin puree instead of apple sauce. Really good:-)

  3. This is exactly how I like to make muffins…not too sweet. Pinning!

  4. christina says:

    I was just thinking I wanted to make apple muffins! YUM!

  5. Mmmmm – I’m excited to try these. Maybe with some protein powder for some of the WW? Or peanut flour… PB + apples rock my world.

  6. YUM! I need to try these! I’m not a fan of super sweet muffins, so I think these may be right up my alley šŸ˜‰ thanks for sharing!!

  7. So excited that they’re vegan! I clicked over from facebook not knowing so it was a pleasant surprise. They look delicious and I am definitely pinning :-).

  8. These look seriously delicious, and a perfect choice as fall settles in here in Chicago. Cheers!

  9. jen says:

    Sounds delicious!!! I’m in the mood for apple muffins – so it looks like I’ll be making yours this weekend!

  10. Those look delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Can I just order mine to-go through you? Do you serve coffee with them as well?

  11. These look hearty and delicious! I too always feel when I make a healthy muffin that I have to warn people that it won’t be as sweet as they might think But usually people end up liking my healthy creations anways. I’m sure these are fantastic and I have been looking for some good apple recipes to try this fall!

  12. I would totally eat these šŸ™‚

  13. Love a good healthy muffin! Only problem is I then think I can eat like 5 in a row… :/ Definite flaw in the plan! Lol!

  14. Yum! These scream fall šŸ˜€

  15. Kailey says:

    these apple muffins look perfect for fall šŸ™‚ YUM

  16. Yum! These are definitely making an appearance in my kitchen in the near future!

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