These delicious muffins make the perfect snack or breakfast!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Topping:
Muffins:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin pan or line with paper liners.

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  • Stir 1/4 cup oats, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, melted butter, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon together in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Whisk together 1 1/2 cups oats, flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.

  • Stir applesauce, milk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Stir applesauce mixture into flour mixture just until all ingredients are moistened; stir in apple. Spoon apple mixture into prepared muffin cups about 2/3 full; sprinkle oat topping mixture evenly over each muffin.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 29.6g 10% DV; fat 7.1g 11% DV; cholesterol 18.9mg 6% DV; sodium 210.2mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2015
After 3 tries, and some minor adjustments, these are now perfect. I didn't find the muffins sweet enough as is, so I added 1/4 cup brown sugar. I wasn't sure what yo do with the random 2tbsp. flour, so I added it it the topping. Bake time is closer to 22mins @ 400F. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2016
It was a little dry, but the taste was good. I would add 3/4 cup apple sauce next time to increase the moisture. Read More
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96 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2015
After 3 tries, and some minor adjustments, these are now perfect. I didn't find the muffins sweet enough as is, so I added 1/4 cup brown sugar. I wasn't sure what yo do with the random 2tbsp. flour, so I added it it the topping. Bake time is closer to 22mins @ 400F. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2016
It was very moist and Delicious, but you should add an extra 1/4 cup of brown sugar to the batter, and used the random 2 tablespoons of flour in the topping. I also recommend an extra tablespoon of butter to the topping. I hope you enjoy the muffins Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2016
Double the brown sugar in the crumb topping and added 1/4 cup brown sugar to batter as suggested. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2016
Tasty and moist muffins! I used melted butter for the oil, omitted the salt since I am on a low sodium diet, used 1/4 cup milk and increased applesauce to 3/4 cup, reduced rolled oats and flour to 1 1/4 cups each, batter perfect not dry. I baked at 375 for 18 minutes which was perfect in my oven, skipped topping, #50 scoop yielded 14 muffins. I agree maybe using apple juice for the milk would make it even better! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2016
It was a little dry, but the taste was good. I would add 3/4 cup apple sauce next time to increase the moisture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2019
I found these to be moist and delicious. The kids gobbled them up. We left the sugar as is. The first time I made them I was short 1/2cup oats so I used 1 cup old fashioned oats and 1/4 cup flaxseed meal. Very good. The next time I made them I followed the recipe as written and they were very good. I am using this as my base muffin recipe from here on out. I have substituted 1cup grated zucchini for the diced apple with rave reviews. This is a tasty no fail recipe in this household. I make them at least once a week. I’m making them with pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie spice with dried cranberries as I type. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2016
Very good flavor. Didn't have any applesauce so I made my own (just a little bragging). Found the chopped apples made the muffins fall apart so think I'd use chunky applesauce next time. Wanted it sugar free but don't like the after taste so I used sugar free maple syrup. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2018
So yummy! Moist and delicious. Make sure to chop apple into small pieces. Press crumble topping into batter a little or it will fall off when done. I added chopped walnuts and a handful of raisins and a pinch of nutmeg. I didn t add more sugar to batter and they are sweet enough for me. Good breakfast muffin! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2020
The kitchen will smell amazing while these are baking. They are the perfect breakfast muffin. It has perfect balance of flavors. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy. Read More
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