Apple Oats Muffins

Apple Oats Muffins

    I couldn’t believe how much sugary candy was given out on Halloween this week.  It really made me start thinking about being more careful about all the junk that the kids consume now that the holidays are right around the corner.  If I know my family, they will be bringing a lot of snacks and desserts for my sons and nephews when they come over to celebrate.  I’d rather they enjoy some more nutritious and wholesome treats.

    Although I love baking, I don’t like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen so I try to plan for recipes that will allow me to freeze and defrost them later so we could still enjoy them.  One of my favorite recipes to make around this time of the year is for Apple Oat Muffins.  Not only do my guys love them, but they also taste great and are perfect for enjoying for breakfast or lunch.  My boys even like to eat them as an after-school snack when they get home in the afternoon!

Apple Oats Muffins

Apple Oat Muffins Recipe

Yields: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes


2 cups buttermilk
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 large eggs
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 unpeeled medium apple, grated
1 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
Optional flavor additions: 1 cup fresh berries; 2/3 cup dried fruit, ½ cup chopped nuts


In a large bowl, combine buttermilk, oats, eggs, sugar and optional flavor additions.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Sift.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 12-muffin tin or use muffin liners. Fold dry sifted ingredients gently into wet ingredients until just combined.
Fill muffin tins and bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Loosen from pan immediately and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

Apple Oats Muffins

    I hope your family enjoys these Apple Oats Muffins as much as my family does.  It’s a great way to put just the right amount of sweetness into the holiday season without going overboard.

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of your favorite desserts to make during the holidays?


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  1. Totally with you about wanting to freeze food for later. And, wanting something fab for breakfast. I love muffins, so this will be one I will def try!

  2. This looks delicious and not very difficult. I have most of the ingredients, except buttermilk, so I could pull this together by the weekend.

  3. Those look like they would just explode with flavor! I love seeing the bits of oats and apples in the muffin.

  4. Ohhh, apple oat muffins sounds delicious. I agree they would be the perfect after school snack for my 6 year old…especially since you can freeze them!

  5. I love that it is apple season! My kids could go through a dozen day, I swear. I really do need to do something with them and this is a really good idea!

  6. I love muffins! We make them all the time in the winter because it helps warm up the house 🙂 I love adding oats too, I will have to try these!

  7. This looks super yummy. I love easy recipes like this. The girls would love these muffins, for sure.

  8. Reesa Lewandowski says

    These sound amazing with the oats and the buttermilk! My kids love muffins!

  9. These look delicious! The perfect snack to have with an afternoon cup of tea or pack in a school lunch.

  10. Oh I love recipes like this! Sweet but hardy! These sound delicious and perfect after sugary moments like Halloween!

  11. These look delicious! They would be fun and easy to make with my daughter!

  12. These look so yummy! Apple is perfect for fall and I love having the oats baked in to to add some extra nutritional value!

  13. Not only are these delicious, but your photography is on-point! Fabulous point. Will have to make these for the BF this weekend 🙂

  14. Neely (@Neelykins) says

    Oh I love anything with apples and oats so this is a must try. Sounds really delicious and not bad for you! Always a plus!

  15. This looks so good. I love a good muffin. I’ve tried oat muffins but I would definitely want to try the apple oats. I’ll be checking out at my local grocery if they have them. Thanks for the recipe.

  16. CourtneyLynne says

    Omg can we say yum?!?! I just love muffins. Plus since I’m not a pumpkin fan, I’m all about apple in the fall.

  17. This looks good! Hiding the oats is key when feeding them to the kids!

  18. My kids were just asking for muffins this morning! My mom used to make them for us all the time as kids. Although hers were always less healthy! 🙂 I’d love to try these out!

  19. OMG These look so delicious, I seriously want to make these!!! I will have to plan a day for these 🙂

  20. These sound so wonderful! I would definitely love to try these. I bet they are perfect on the go! Maybe next week I will be able to make a batch.

  21. These look SO yummy oh my gosh. I would have even eaten those as a kid. Delicious!! I love anything with apples.

  22. Yummy, this looks and sounds delicious. We love apples and pats in our household and I’m sure these would be a big hit with my family. Plus they are perfect for this Fall season, can’t wait to try and make these 🙂

  23. Christina Aliperti says

    I love muffins as a breakfast option on the weekends. I am definitely making these!

  24. Maryann D. says

    I would love to try these Apple Oat Muffins. The recipe is wonderful and my daughter would enjoy making them. I would have them for breakfast at work.

  25. These would be so good topped with almond butter as a quick breakfast option! Thanks for the recipe – excited to try it out!

  26. Cinnamon apple oatmeal is one of my favorites. I am sure I’d like the flavor combination in muffins too!

  27. Megan McCoig says

    I love the idea of freezing them and saving them for later. These look great and would love to try them out for breakfast.

  28. Elizabeth O says

    I love almost anything with apples and oats as a dessert treat, and this one looks fantastic. I’ll take a few home with me. 😉

  29. Festive and Healthy for the Fall. Thanks for this it looks good!

  30. Healthy and delicious! My kind of baking – these look incredible.

  31. My husband was peeking over my shoulder when I was typing this comment. He only had 2 words: make them! So make them I will, thank you for the recipe!

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