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Healthy low calorie apple muffins with oat flour

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Autumn is here and so the delicious cakes! Get ready for an amazing apple muffin recipe which is so versatile you can customize it in different ways!
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One thing that I really love about shopping, it heading to my local grocery store for fresh goods. I enjoy fresh out of the garden fruits but I am not a person who just likes to eat the fruit as it is!!! As funny as it seems, giving another life to fruits such as baking them really gives me another mood for trying different recipes and the fact is that, the result is always good!

Apples are better in fall, so there is no excuse to buy a bunch of them and prep them to delicious goods! One of my all-time favorites besides the apple pie filling (which I use instead of apple jam) is the apple muffins. There are great for a grab and go snack. I always put one or two of them on my bag while I am at work, so that I can enjoy my dainty snack everywhere.

Speaking of muffins, here I’ve learned my lesson: when you bake a lot of cakes, you have to keep an eye on the calories and portion! Otherwise… well you know what I mean!

I like my muffins without any frosting, which I admit it’s weird, but as a result of them being a grab and go snack, being plain is the best choice. Therefore I am not worried about the frosting to be messy or what so ever.

Therefore, I came up with a recipe to both fulfill my desert desires and calorie deficits at the same time. These muffins are really easy to bake, absolutely delicious and the best part is that you can add your desired flavor! Start from cinnamon, all spice or even pumpkin spice! It’s all there for you. So grab your apples and get ready with me!

The exact measurements are listed below, but here is a quick look of the recipe:

Before everything, peel and dice, mince or even grate your apples as desired size, but make sure that they aren’t bigger than a sugar cube. Meanwhile, make sure that all your ingredients are in room temperature and the oven is hot, too!

For this exact muffins, I used barley flour, since oat flour wasn’t available at my grocery store.

But you are free to use oat or even plain flours such as cake or all purpose flour or whole wheat flour. Just make sure that you aren’t using self-rising flour, as it contains pre-added raising agents.

If you are using anything rather than white flour, sift the dry ingredients to have a smoother muffin. If you like texture though, you can leave it as it is! The small grains in oat and whole wheat flour will take the muffin to a rustic level.

Same as any other easy muffin recipe, just combine all the wet and dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

A little extra bonus: adding a tsp of masala chai powder really boosts the flavor!

Make sure that you avoid over mixing the batter. Oat or barley and whole wheat flours will became really stiff after baking if they are over mixed.

Fold in the apples, and then scope them into your muffin tins.

Running out of muffin tins? Don’t worry! Once I made them in a loaf pan and it turned out great!

The whole baking time really depends on your oven temperature. But after they are done, let them cool a little bit and you are ready to go and eat them!

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Healthy low calorie apple muffins with oat flour

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 60 kcal


  • 2 cups Oat Flour or use Barley/whole wheat/white flour (chose only
    one type)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil or use coconut oil/ melted butter/ vegetable oil (chose
    only one type)
  • 1.5 tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Baking soda
  • 2 big Egg whites
  • 5 tbsp Brown sugar or use white sugar, or 2 tbsp of stevia powder
  • ½ cup Plain Greek yogurt or any other plain yogurt
  • ¾ cup Low fat milk or any other vegan milk
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar or use apple cider or fresh lemon juice
  • 2 big Apple of choice
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 1 tsp All spice or use pumpkin spice powder
  • 1 tsp Masala chai powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  • Make sure all the ingredients are in
    room temperature. Heat the oven to 180 C.
  • peel the apples, dice, mince or grate
    them. Sift all the dry ingredients, and mix all the wet ingredients. Just using
    a spatula or wooden spoon, combine the wet and dry ingredients but do not over
    mix. Add the apples and gently fold them. Scope them into muffin tins or even
    on a loaf pan.
  • Depending on your oven, they would
    take from 20 to 30 minutes to bake. Just check when the toothpick comes out
    clean. Let them cool and serve.


  • You can use each type of flour than you want, although using white flour will increase the calories.
  •  Vary the spices as your taste.
  • You can add raisins, crushed nuts or pecans as well.
  • These muffins will stay fresh for about a week out of fridge in a sealed container, or freeze them as long as you want.
Keyword apple, healthy, muffin, snack
Have more questions about the recipe? Have you tried these? Leave a comment below and let me know!

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