Recipes and Food

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins

Sometimes I’m just in the mood to bake something. Today was one of those days, probably because its cold and rainy out there today. So I went looking for a muffin recipe. Why muffins you ask? Well, because I just got myself some Sparkling White Sugar crystals by King Arthur Flour, so I wanted to make something I could sparkle up! πŸ™‚

In case you are not sure, here’s what I’m talking about:



Don’t worry though, you don’t really have to have this yourself, a little plain sugar will work as well.

The other reason I wanted to make some muffins is because I made some homemade cinnamon applesauce yesterday and I wanted to use it to make some super healthy, yet delicious, apple muffins. I ended up finding a good base recipe and then severely adapting it to fit my needs.

These muffins have NO OIL and NO BUTTER, but holy cow are they moist and delicious. And even better they are super, super healthy. Betcha can’t eat just one!


One muffin has only 109 calories, 1g fat, 3g protein, 2g fiber, and 15% of your RDA ofΒ Vitamin C.

So without further ado – Here is the recipe and nutritional information!

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins
Yield – 17 muffins

β€’ 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
β€’ 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
β€’ 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
β€’ 1 teaspoon baking powder
β€’ 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
β€’ 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
β€’ 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
β€’ 1/2 teaspoon salt
β€’ 1 very large Honey crisp apple, peeled and chopped. Roughly 8.5 ounces.
β€’ 1 1/4 cups homemade cinnamon applesauce
β€’ 1/2 cup 2% milk
β€’ 1 egg
β€’ Sparkling Sugar

1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, combine the applesauce, milk, egg, and chopped apple. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill muffin cups lined with paper.
2. Sprinkle sparkling sugar over batter.
3. Bake at 400Β° for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Calories – 109
Carbs – 23g
Fat –1g
Protein – 3g
Potassium – 45mg
Sugars – 8.5g
Fiber – 2g
Sodium – 164mg
Cholesterol – 13mg
Calcium – 3.5%
Vitamin C – 15%
Vitamin A – 1%
Iron – 5%


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