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Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

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Looking for a delicious snack or healthy breakfast recipe to make ahead of a busy day? Oats don’t always have to be served as a steaming bowl of porridge, this applesauce oatmeal muffin recipe is made of oats, apples, chocolate chips and raisins. It actually tastes like fluffy oatmeal raisin bread!

It’s not always easy to prepare a healthy breakfast that also tastes great. Here at Simply Oatmeal, we’ve put together the best oatmeal muffin recipes to inspire you with ideas for all times of day. 

Not only are oats packed with plant based protein, dietary fiber and antioxidants, but this superfood rich meal is mouthwateringly delicious. From maple brown sugar oatmeal muffins to blueberry lemon oatmeal muffins, each recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.

You will enjoy applesauce oatmeal muffins because…

  • Require only 10 minutes to prepare. 
  • Wholesome and nutritious; contains plant based protein, insoluble and soluble fiber, along with essential vitamins and minerals. Overall healthy breakfast idea that’ll make you feel satiated until the next mealtime!
  • Perfect amount of sweet, spice and hearty crust.
  • Tastes just like you put a slice of apple pie in the blender. The taste of cooked apples and cinnamon combine super well with the hearty oatmeal base, its delicious and nutritious!

Breakfast is the last thing we generally focus energy on. Applesauce oatmeal muffins is a perfect grab and go meal prep that will keep you feeling full until the next mealtime. 

Enjoy the health benefits of oats while activating your body with a boost of sustainable energy. Avoid the empty calories of sweet breads, and instead opt for a wholesome serving of whole grain oats in a muffin.

How to make applesauce oatmeal muffins?

Assembling oatmeal muffins with applesauce is as easy as one, two, three. In just a few minutes the batter is ready for you to bake. Grab that leftover applesauce and lets blend up a batch of quick bread.

You may also enjoy making 15-minute homemade applesauce recipe. This recipe is easy to make and tastes incredibly fresh. Control the level of sweetness and spice when you make applesauce from scratch. 

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffin Ingredients:

Ingredients to make applesauce oatmeal muffins
  • Regular rolled oats
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Raisins 
  • Chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 425°F and prepare a muffin pan by spraying with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg. milk, melted butter, applesauce, vanilla and oats.

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt.

Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.

Fold in the chocolate chips and raisins.

Evenly distribute the batter in the prepared muffin pan.

Top the batter with a sprinkle of raw sugar on each muffin cup.

Bake at 425°F for 5 minutes, then lower the temperature to 350°F. Continue baking for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out completely dry.

Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffin Tips:

Applesauce, chocolate chips and raisins are the perfect combination for a nutritious oatmeal muffin recipe. Enjoy your delectably delicious quick bread with help from these tips and tricks.

  • Applesauce: This quick bake recipe uses unsweetened applesauce as a liquid binder to keep the oatmeal muffins super moist and delicious.
  • Chocolate: Chocolate chips add gooeyness to the muffins that is simple irresistible. The amount can be increased or decreased, however this proportion was a nice balance that was not overly sweet.
  • Raisins: Dried fruit makes a fanciful addition to muffins. Raisins are a common add-in, and this oatmeal muffin recipe was no exception. 
  • Oats: Rolled oats or quick oats are the preferred type of oats when making muffins. Allow the rolled oats to soak up some liquid while preparing the dry ingredient, quick oats soak up the liquid in a shorter amount of time.
  • Sweetness: Adjust the sweetness to suit your taste preference, however there really isn’t that much sugar in the ingredients list. There is a subtle balance between the natural sweetness of the applesauce and raisins, while the chocolate chips add some extra love.
  • Consistency: The muffin batter is moister compared to other recipes, which makes it easier to avoid having dry muffins. Don’t use a muffin liner because oatmeal muffins tend to stick to the paper. For best results, bake the muffin in a nonstick pan without a liner. The muffins will brown around the outside edge resulting in a moist inside.
  • High heat: Begin baking on a high temperature because it forces the muffins to rise quickly. Then, reduce the temperature to finish baking. The results are tall muffins with a moist center crumb.
  • Make ahead: Oatmeal muffins are an easy make ahead meal prep that can be served as a tasty breakfast or delicious grab and go snack. Enjoy at room temp, or quickly rewarm the muffin.
  • Storage: Oatmeal muffins stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or up to 3 months when stored in the freezer. Frozen muffins can be thawed in the refrigerator overnight, then brought up to room temperature to serve.
Fresh baked applesauce oatmeal muffins on a wooden plate
Yield: 12 oatmeal muffins

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Applesauce oatmeal muffins offers a good balance of hearty oats, applesauce, and raisins. The flavors blend together well and mimic the classic combination of taste. They make the perfect healthy snack and they're freezer friendly when prepared ahead of time!

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups regular rolled oats
  • 1¼ cups unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
    Prepare a muffin pan by spraying with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg. milk, melted butter, applesauce, and vanilla, then stir in the oats.
    soaking oats to make applesauce oatmeal muffins
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
    Wet and dry ingredients to make applesauce oatmeal muffins
  4. Combine the wet ingredients, dry ingredients chocolate chips and raisins until just mixed.
    Applesauce oatmeal muffins batter in a bowl
  5. Evenly distribute the batter in the prepared muffin pan.
    Applesauce oatmeal muffins batter in a prepared muffin pan
  6. Top the batter with a sprinkle of sugar on each muffin.
    Baked applesauce oatmeal muffins in a muffin pan
  7. Bake at 425°F for 5 minutes, then lower the temperature to 350°F. Continue baking for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out completely dry.
  8. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
    Applesauce oatmeal muffins cooling on a wire rack

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g

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