Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Looking for an early morning pick me up? Or a healthy option for that fabulous brunch spread you're planning? This recipe is perfect!

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup natural applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup low fat buttermilk

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F.
  2. Coat muffin pan with cooking spray.
  3. Whisk the flour, whole wheat flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, blend 3/4 cup of light brown sugar and 1/2 cup of canola oil on a low speed setting until thoroughly combined.
  5. Continue to mix on a low speed setting. Add the eggs one at a time.
  6. Add the applesauce and vanilla.
  7. Slowly add the dry ingredients in two batches, alternating with the buttermilk. Turn the mixer off when the mixture is smooth.
  8. Pour mixture into greased muffin pan, filling each cup two-thirds full.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of brown sugar on top.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes until the muffins are dark and risen.


  1. How many muffins does this recipe make?

  2. This recipe yields around a dozen large muffins. Hope you enjoy!