Fall is the perfect time to bake homemade goodies! And these apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins are my new favorite fall treat. Read on and you’ll see why!
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins
As the weather cools down, I love turning on my oven and filling my home with the aromas of baked sugary goodness. I am a self-professed sugar-holic. I loved pies and cakes and cookies! But I’m also trying oh so hard to eat just a little better.
These muffins are the product of my love of baked fall treats and whole foods. I used real ingredients to make them – even used banana and real apples!
These apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins make a delightful breakfast. The fiber keeps me full all morning long. And the flavor is perfect with a bold cup of coffee.
Oh and they also make amazing additions to school lunches! Since they are made with apples and oatmeal, they are actually pretty good for your kids – but they taste like dessert.
So when you are reading for some fall baking, pin this post or save it to your Facebook page! You’ll want to make a few of them yourself.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins Shopping List
Before you start baking up the muffins, make sure you have all the ingredients! Here is what you need.
- Old Fashioned Oats
- Baking Powder
- 1 large Apple, peeled, cored and cubed (about ½ cup of apple cubes)
- Ground Cinnamon
- 2 very ripe Bananas (should yield 1 cup of mashed banana)
- Maple Syrup
- Milk (nondairy milk will work too)
- Ground Nutmeg
Health Benefits of Oatmeal
You know why I used oatmeal? Not just because it makes the muffins taste like apple streusel! Although….yes….that helped. Oatmeal has incredible whole grain health benefits. Here are just a few:
- Can help curb bad (LDL) cholesterol
- Helps you feel full and eat less later
- Eases constipation
- Helps control blood sugars
Why is using bananas in baking a good idea?
In this recipe, bananas are used instead of oils or butter. I chose to add bananas for the extra fiber and also because bananas are so high in potassium and vitamin B6 (which gives you energy).
If you can ever replace oil/butter with bananas or applesauce, you should try. It also adds another flavor dimension.
How to Make Homemade Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins – Step-ByStep
You can always skip to the bottom for the entire recipe on a printable card. But for the visual learners out there (I’m one of them!) here are some step-by-step pictures of how to make homemade apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins.
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Next, prepare all your ingredients. Put cinnamon on the apples. Mush up the bananas.
Second, mix all the wet ingredients together into a runny batter. Use a wire whisk or even a handheld mixer.
Third, dump in the oats and baking powder. After you mix it all together, let it sit for about 5 minutes. This lets the oatmeal soak up the wet batter and helps the muffins be less dry at the end.
Fourth, fill up each of the greased muffin tins about 2/3 full with the batter.
Fifth, top with your cinnamon sprinkled apples. Then, bake them for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
And voila! You have some amazing apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins!
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
Here’s a printable card with the complete recipe. Definitely pin this for later on your Pinterest board. And if you make them, tag #Venture1105 on Instagram so I can see!
An easy baked treat made from scratch with real ingredients.
- 2 cups of Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
- 1 large Apple peeled, cored and cubed (about ½ cup of apple cubes)
- ½ teaspoon of ground Cinnamon
- 2 very ripe Banana should yield 1 cup of mashed banana
- 2 Eggs
- ¼ cup of Maple Syrup
- ¼ cup of Milk nondairy milk will work too
- 1 teaspoon of ground Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of ground Nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 350F. Liberally grease a muffin pan with nonstick spray.
Toss the cubed apples with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and keep aside. Mash the bananas into a smooth pulp.
In a large bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, milk, and maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk it well into a smooth batter.
Add the oats and baking powder. Gently mix it all together.
Let the batter sit for 5 minutes. This would let the oats soak up the liquid.
Pour about 2 tablespoon of batter into each muffin pan. Top with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon coated apples. Add another 2 tablespoon of muffin batter on top of the apples. Sprinkle another teaspoon of apples on top.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Gently take out the muffin from the pan and let it cool completely on a wire rack.
It’s best enjoyed warm, right off the oven. Refrigerate the leftovers.
Reheat the muffins for 30 to 45 seconds in the microwave for the oven fresh taste.
More Apple Recipes
I hope you enjoy the apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins! And while you have apples on the brain, here are some more amazing apple treats you can make!