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Apple Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

Updated on May 21, 2013
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Apples, the Fruit of Autumn

The days begin to get shorter, the nights are a little cooler. This is one of the sure signs that fall is quickly approaching. In addition to the longer nights, the other tell tale sign of fall for me is the arrival of apples. There are many varieties of apples that come into season anywhere between late summer and well into the fall. One of the things that I adore most about apples are their versatility. One can enjoy them in so many ways: eating them fresh off the tree, in pies, make applesauce, muffins, breads, cookies, and more. So if you have an abundance of apples at your disposal, here is a great muffin recipe to help you use them up. Not only is this recipe tasty, it is on the healthier side too!

Ingredients for Apple Oatmeal Muffins

  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of applesauce (I used this in place of oil, but you can use a vegetable oil instead)
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup of quick cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (We like to use lots of cinnamon in our recipes, you can cut this back if you don't care for it as much.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of grated apples (this is about 3 small apples that have been peeled and cored)

*Fruit Muffin or Bread Tip

When you are making fruit bread or muffins, add your fruit to the dry ingredients and gently mix. This will allow the fruit to be distributed evenly throughout the muffin or bread rather than sink to the bottom.

Pictures of Making Apple Oatmeal Muffins

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Alex and Grace combine the wet ingredients first.Grace mixes the dry ingredients while Alex handles the wet.Together they add the apples to the dry ingredients.Mix the dry and wet ingredients so that they are just combined.Fill the cups and place in the oven.In no time you will have warm, delicious muffins!
Alex and Grace combine the wet ingredients first.
Alex and Grace combine the wet ingredients first. | Source
Grace mixes the dry ingredients while Alex handles the wet.
Grace mixes the dry ingredients while Alex handles the wet. | Source
Together they add the apples to the dry ingredients.
Together they add the apples to the dry ingredients. | Source
Mix the dry and wet ingredients so that they are just combined.
Mix the dry and wet ingredients so that they are just combined. | Source
Fill the cups and place in the oven.
Fill the cups and place in the oven. | Source
In no time you will have warm, delicious muffins!
In no time you will have warm, delicious muffins! | Source

Directions for Making Apple Oatmeal Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. Mix eggs, milk, applesauce (or oil), and sugar in a small bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, oats, cinnamon, and salt. *Then add the grated apples and mix so that the dry ingredients cover the apples.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine until all ingredients are wet. Be sure not to over mix your batter or your muffins will be tough. Remember that the batter will be slightly lumpy.
  5. Line your muffin tin with paper liners or spray with non-stick spray. Then fill the cups about 2/3 full.
  6. Turn the oven down to 400 degrees F. Place muffins in the oven for about 18-20 minutes.
  7. Allow muffins to cool for about 5-7 minutes before serving. They are delicious warm with a pat of butter or even with a little cinnamon butter!

Makes about 18 muffins.

Other Great Apple Recipe Hubs

A is for Apples This great hub gives you a list of common varieties of apples along with a delicious apple avocado salsa recipe.

How to Make Applesauce Ever think about making your own applesauce? It's actually quite easy and so much tastier than store bought applesauce.

Easy Dessert Recipes: Awesome Apple Caramel Rings Looking for an easy dessert to wow your family or guests? This simple apple caramel recipe is sure to do the trick!

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      sfrentz06 4 years ago from Sterling Heights, MI, USA

      Sounds yummy! I look forward to making these.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borik√©n the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      cardelean this is a great hub! I even can smell them. Voted up and sharing.

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      Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      Great hub and what a treat to see those muffins in their little cases, plus the photos of the children concentrating on their work. Delightful. I'm only a part-time baker/maker but I can see these appley eats are top notch.

      Votes up for the birthday!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Cara,

      I came back to read your recipe again. It's time to do some baking.

      Happy December 5th Birthday!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      Ooooh - the combination of these two tastes and textures sounds so inviting! Also looks like a great recipe for fall!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Cara,

      Your muffins look delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      Catherine Taylor 4 years ago from Canada

      This looks like a fantastic recipe, so simple and healthy. We have a ton of apples to use due to some over zealous little apple pickers at my house. These are definitely going to be made soon.

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      As always, it is a pleasure to have you visit my hubs K9. Thanks for the encouraging comments!

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      Very similar but yes, bringing a muffin along is a little more convenient! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Rebecca.

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      Although I'm a little biased, I think they are worth trying. The flavors were a delicious mix and was a hit with the whole family. Thanks for your visit jennzie.

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      I like fall apples just a bit better as well. Grace decided that she was going to wear her chef hat, but Chef Alex decided that he needed to be able to see what he was doing so he put on his headlamp! What can I say, that's my boy!

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Teresa, I appreciate your feedback!

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      Movie Master, they really were tasty and I loved that they were on the healthier side. Enjoy!

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      Haha, thanks for the share and votes up. Sounds like you need to get to making a batch of these!

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      India Arnold 4 years ago from Northern, California

      Oh, man! What a yummy, healthy recipe! Apple muffins are true weakness. Your "tip" for adding fruit to baking recipes is outstanding! Thanks for another high quality recipe, Cara!

      HubHugs~

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      Glad to hear it BakingBread-101! Hope that you find them delicious!

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks SRae, I'm glad you found that tip helpful. No one wants to eat a fruit muffin and find all of the fruit sank to the bottom! :)

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      I bet you could play around with the recipe a bit and make it into a cookie. That sounds delicious! Thanks for the pin and visit Mama Kim 8.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Well, since I love chopping up fresh apples in my oatmeal, then it stands to good reason...apple oatmeal muffins are nice, tasty and convenient. Your hub is awesome!

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      jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

      Yummmm- these definitely seem worth trying. Nice recipe!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Yummy-these look delicious and I agree-I love fall apples better than summer apples. I just had one today with peanut butter. :)

      What in the world is Alex wearing on his head? A headband?

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      Teresa Coppens 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Another awesome recipe Cara. Layout and pictures are wonderful and the muffins look deeelicious! Fantastic job!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Apple oatmeal muffins sound really yummy - many thanks for the recipe, I shall look forward to trying these!

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      They would be very easy to adapt to cow's milk free RTalloni! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment.

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      We love muffins too and the apple was a nice change. Yes, that autumn weather is both a blessing and a curse for me. It means back to the busy life of the school year! Hope you get a chance to give them a try and that you enjoy them as much as we did.

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      Glad you found the first pic so inviting Cyndi! I greatly appreciate the tweet and pin. :) Haha, I've definitely created some cooking monsters. I can't cook anything without them anymore. The muffins were delicious and definitely didn't last long. It's funny too because this kids were shocked when I told them they could have more that one. They said, these are healthy? So I guess that means they were good!

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      Yes Janine, even when I'm trying to cook by myself (to speed things up a bit), my kids make themselves available and enthusiastically offer their help! :) Thanks for all of your shares.

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      They were Anamika! :) Thanks for the pin!

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      Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Great recipe. Salivating just thinking about the muffins. Shared & up

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      BakingBread-101 4 years ago from Nevada

      Looks delicious and easy to make. I will have to add this to my to do list!

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      Shelia Wadsworth 4 years ago from Central Pennsylvania

      Yummy! I love muffins. Your tip about putting the fruit with the dry ingredients to keep it from settling to the bottom is great.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Yay for apple season! These sound amazing! I wonder if they could be translated into a cookie... oh and with raisins ^_^ mmmm.... Voted up and pinned ^_^ Your kids are always so cute!!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Oh yes! :) A batch of these will have us longing for a full-fledged-fall morning. Good stuff here, and easily adaptable for cow's milk free needs.

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Cara, these look delicious and you're right about the Autumn weather creeping ever closer. I am definitely going to give these a try over the coming weeks, we all love muffins with fruit and I have never tried apple ones yet so it will be a treat :o), voted up, shared and pinned.

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 4 years ago from Western NC

      You know, I made apple crisp this morning, so it's funny you published an apple-related hub. Hehe. Before I even read this, I had to pin and tweet it because that first picture is INCREDIBLE! That seriously looks so good, I could reach through the screen and take a bite! Once again, your kiddos are so cute and these muffins are healthful to boot! Nice job!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Cara, these sound absolutely delicious and loved seeing your kids making these too. Have of course voted up, shared, tweeted and pinned to try!

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      Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Apple Oatmeal Muffin sounds yummy! Pinning...