Apple Oatmeal Muffins

I’ve talked a little bit about how Marc and I are trying to go more plant based in our food. I’m doing more vegetarian recipes and I’ve even started experimenting with vegan baking. My experimentation yielded these incredible apple oatmeal muffins for breakfast this week and I was really excited about them. Apple sauce basically replaced the eggs and butter, and I found vegan caramel chips to really compliment the apple flavor.

First, I soaked the oats in lots of apple cider. That helped to soften them and let them absorb some great flavor. It only took about 10 minutes.
Then I just stirred in all of the rest of the ingredients. No special equipment was required! I wanted really tender muffins though, so I mixed in the flour last just until it disappeared. That way the gluten didn’t get too activated. Activated gluten would have meant gummy, overly dense muffins. Yuck!
That was just enough batter to fill each well of my muffin tin to the top so that these babies were big and satisfying. The final touch was adding those wonderful vegan caramel chips on top. Caramel and apple together always makes me a happy woman.
Oh my goodness, when they came out of the oven the caramel chips were all melty and the muffins were perfectly golden. Once they cooled a bit, a removed them to a rack to finish cooling.

These kept well for 2-3 days to have breakfast ready on the go. Best of all, they were really healthy and satisfying!! I couldn’t really ask for more in a muffin. Hope you all enjoy them too! xoxo

Apple Oatmeal Muffins
Apple Oatmeal Muffins
5 from 2 votes
Apple Oatmeal Muffins
Apple Oatmeal Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Soak the oats
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins

These apple oatmeal muffins are so simple to make and warmly flavored. They're vegan too if you use vegan caramel chips on top!

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Apple Oatmeal Muffins, Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 72 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • coconut cooking spray for the muffin tin
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • vegan caramel chips for sprinkling on top
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 and spray a 12 well muffin tin generously with the cooking spray. Soak the oats in the apple cider a large mixing bowl for 10 minutes to soften them and let them absorb the flavor. Then add in the apple sauce, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Stir it all together well. Finally, stir in the flour just until it disappears. Don't overwork it. Fill each muffin well pretty much to the top, then sprinkle a handful of the caramel chips on top and press them into the batter so they stick. Bake the muffins until golden brown and baked through, about 20 minutes. Use a toothpick and insert it into the center to make sure it comes out cleanly just to be sure. Let them cool for a bit in the tin, then carefully remove them to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Serve and enjoy! They keep well for a couple of days in an airtight container too.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Oatmeal Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.6g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Sodium 203mg9%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 15.7g5%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 6.5g7%
Protein 1.4g3%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Apple Oatmeal Muffins
Apple Oatmeal Muffins

10 thoughts on “Apple Oatmeal Muffins”

  1. Love the tip to soak in apple cider! These look amazing! Can’t wait to try them!

  2. 5 stars
    Oatmeal is such a great ingredient for muffins. I love the texture they give baked goods. I’m ready for some apple-y (is that a word?) goodness on my breakfast table.

  3. Now, these look yummy! I just made oatmeal cups with my girls yesterday. Once we finish eating those, we will have to try making these.

  4. You had me at apples, then I knew I was in love when I saw oatmeal was involved! This looks absolutely delicious. I will be pinning this!!

  5. Ooooh the carmel chips on top are a lovely new addition that I never considered. I have made apple oat muffins but not like this.

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