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Oat Applesauce Muffins Recipe

Oat Applesauce Muffins

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"These hearty muffins will fill you up with fiber and flavor instead of fat."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    2 hrs 40 mins


  1. Place oats in a small bowl, pour in buttermilk. Let sit for two hours at room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and brown sugar. Stir in oat/buttermilk mixture, applesauce and egg; mix well. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 28, 2011

These are great and very low calorie! The first time I made them I used quick oats and soaked them for an hour, which made them completely unnoticeable. We were disappointed that they weren’t more “oaty". So the next time I used old-fashioned oats and only soaked them as long as it took me to get the rest of the ingredients together (about half an hour) which gave them a chewier texture and an “oaty” flavor he really likes. As suggested by other reviewers I added spices- 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. The store was out of buttermilk so I used regular with a Tablespoon of vinegar. They turned out wonderfully.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 05, 2003

This muffins are really great. I was really pleased with the way they turned out. I was a bit afraid about it at first because they didn't sound that great. But they are really gerat. I used fat free milk to make them with no fat and my friend in weight watchers loved them!! At 2 points each she was simply in heaven!! Theyhave a really great fiber content too.

May 20, 2006

If you want non-sugary, soft, non-crumbly and healthy muffins this is the PERFECT recipe. I made these muffins for my 10 month old daughter and very picky 3 year old son and they LOVED them. I used white flour because I was out of wheat, I used organic no sugar added applesauce, I decreased the brown sugar to about 1/4 of a cup packed and then loaded the batter with fresh ripe good quality blueberries. I made mini muffins and each muffin has 3 to 4 big blueberries in it. They were perfect for little ones. If you are having trouble with this recipe try weighing the flour. Once I started weighing my flour to measure, all my recipes come out perfect. Since these muffins have very little fat you have to grease the pan completely or they will stick. Also, if you are looking for full flavor and sweet this is not the recipe for you. You can add spices and more sugar as suggested if you want that.

Jan 14, 2008

To up the fiber and cholesterol fighting factor here’s my recipe: 1c multi-grain oats, 1c flour, 1/2c of whole ground flaxseed meal, 1/3c of oat bran, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda. In separate bowl mix together: 1c applesauce, 1/2c 1% milk, 1/2c brown sugar, 1/4c of canola oil (or extra applesauce, but I used the oil), 1 egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ones. Then to the mix I added almond slivers and 2/3c of dried cranberries. Before baking lightly top each muffin with a mixture of 2/3c oats, 3 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp applesauce, 1 tsp cinnamon. Spray mini-muffin pan, in dark pan bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes. Makes 3 dozen mini-muffins. Each mini is about 85 calories, most are from fiber and grains, but you can cut this number back substantially by using applesauce instead of oil.

Jun 12, 2006

A great, healthy recipe! Instead of buttermilk, I used plain yogurt with a little bit of peach yogurt (I can't find buttermilk in any supermarket in Chile, but plain yogurt works as a great substitute). I added a chopped up apple, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and a tablespoon of honey. I didn't have muffin tins, so I baked it in a 9x9 pan for about 45 min. It came out wonderfully! I can't wait to try this recipe as muffins.

Sep 22, 2003

These tasted great, but the two hour oatmeal soak took a while. I used quick oats and didn't soak them as long, used egg substitute, and added apple pie spice. My husband even liked them-I didn't tell him they were healthy! I will definitely make them again.

Aug 27, 2005

These were great! I did make some modifications. I used quick oats and 1% milk with some vingegar to cut down the fat. Also, for ease, I let them soak while I was at work so they were ready to use when I got home. Also, I added 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 3/4 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. vanilla, and a 1/2 fresh peach diced small. I also only cooked them for 20 minutes. They rose very nicely, and they were light and fluffy. I got great reviews from my friends! Thanks for a great recipe that you can adjust and add different ingredients to create great muffins!

Apr 27, 2003

These muffins were really good. I did add cinnamon and raisens to mine and before baking I did sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon and sugar on top. My co-workers liked them as well as my kids.


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  • Calories
  • 101 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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