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skinny apple cinnamon muffins

Skinny Apple Cinnamon Muffins

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast or Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Muffin
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These skinny apple cinnamon muffins are the perfect fall snack! Made with whole wheat pastry flour, these muffins are light but still full of fiber.



  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk (skim or almond milk is fine)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 small apple (I used Honeycrisp but fuji, gala, etc. would work)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, applesauce, milk, egg, and vanilla.
  3. Make sure the coconut oil is melted, then add it to the bowl.
  4. Stir in the coconut sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  5. Dice the apple into tiny chunks. You don’t want the pieces to be too big or it’ll make the muffins a little soggy.
  6. Stir in the pieces.
  7. Spray your muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  8. Scoop the batter into the muffin tins.
  9. I made mine into 12 mini muffins but you could make larger muffins if you like, you’ll just need to bake them longer.
  10. For the mini muffins, bake for 14-18 minutes, or until they’re a little brown on the edges.
  11. Remove from the pan immediately.


  • Do not overmix the batter, or the muffins will become tough and dry.
  • Remove them from the pan right after you take them out of the oven, otherwise, they will steam in the pan and they can get soggy.
  • Bake these on the center rack in the oven, so the muffins cook evenly. Every oven is different so you may need to adjust the baking time, slightly.
  • Use a toothpick to determine doneness. Slide a toothpick into the center of one of the muffins. It should come out clean and the muffin should feel springy.

Keywords: Apple Cinnamon Muffin