Oaty healthy apple muffins

Try this healthy alternative muffin recipe, topped with porridge oats for texture. Warm them up for an afternoon snack or on-the-go breakfast

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 12
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 182
  • fat 6g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 26g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.83g


  • 3 apples (Cox or Pippin work well) peeled and cubed
  • 50ml rapeseed oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150ml fat-free yogurt
  • 3 tbsp light brown soft sugar
  • 200g wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 90g porridge oats
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  1. Put 2 of the chopped apples in a pan with 50ml water. Simmer over a low heat, covered, for 10-12 mins, until the apples are softened and collapsing. Set aside to cool a little, then tip into a small food processor and whizz to a purée.

  2. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a muffin tray with 12 paper cases.

  3. In a bowl whisk the oil, eggs, yogurt, sugar and apple purée. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, 70g of the oats, baking powder, bicarb, mixed spice, cinnamon and ¼ tsp salt. Make a well in the centre, then stir in the wet ingredients until you have a smooth batter, stir in the remaining chopped apple, then divide into the 12 cases. Sprinkle each one with the remaining oats. Bake for 25-30 mins until firm and springy. Leave to cool before serving.

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