Oatmeal-Pecan Muffins


These oatmeal-pecan muffins are moist, delicious, healthy, and easy. What more could you ask for? These muffins are also a good light breakfast or on-the-go snack. My kids love them. Store cooled muffins in an airtight container.

Oatmeal pecan muffins on a board
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 muffins


  • cup pecans, or more to taste

  • ¾ cup applesauce

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup real maple syrup

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats

  • ½ cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners.

  2. Spread pecans on a baking sheet and place in the oven as it preheats. Watch carefully and cook pecans until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring occasionally, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove, and chop when cool enough to handle.

  3. Meanwhile, combine applesauce, vegetable oil, maple syrup, brown sugar, and egg in a large bowl; mix until thoroughly combined.

  4. Mix together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Add applesauce mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until just moistened. Fold in oats, cranberries, and chopped pecans. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes. Serve warm or transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
13g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 125mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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