Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Muffins

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Muffins are individual sized portions of baked oatmeal full of cinnamon and chopped apples.

muffin tin full of Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Muffins

Breakfast food is my absolute favorite thing to make…and eat. 🙂

2 Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Muffins with the wrapper coming off

One of my most popular recipes is my To-Go Baked Oatmeal recipe.  It’s a standard baked oatmeal recipe made in muffin tins and topped with your favorite toppings.  I decided to play around with that recipe a bit to make this apple cinnamon version.half of an Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Muffin on a white board

As with my previous oat muffin recipes, this is a great make ahead breakfast.  I made these on Sunday and had breakfast all week.  I highly recommend topping them with a bit of peanut butter.  Yum!

To store these muffins, cool them completely and place them in a sealed container or zip top bag.  They’re good at room temperature for 4-5 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week.  If you’d like to reheat them, take the muffin liner off, wrap the muffin in a paper towel, and microwave for 5-15 seconds.

These muffins will also freeze well.  Just place them in a sealed container and store them in the freezer.  Then, transfer to the refrigerator the day before you want to use them.

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

5 from 11 votes
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Muffins are individual sized portions of baked oatmeal full of cinnamon and chopped apples.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


Servings 16 muffins
Calories 129 kcal


  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil melted and slightly cooled (or vegetable oil, canola oil, etc.)
  • 1 cup 2% milk or your preferred milk/milk alternative
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats not quick cooking or steal cut
  • 2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and diced apples from about 2 small apples


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tins with muffin liners and spray the liners with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, add the brown sugar, apple sauce, eggs, and melted coconut oil. Whisk until smooth. Add the milk, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt to the wet ingredients. Stir until well combined. Add the diced apples. Stir to combine.
  • Fill the muffin cups just shy of full (makes 16 muffins). Be sure to scoop from the bottom of the bowl to get an even mix of oats and liquid in each muffin. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
  • Cool completely before storing in a sealed container. Store in the refrigerator or freeze for later.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.7g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 3.5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fiber: 2.4g
Course Bread/Muffin, Breakfast, brunch
Keyword apple baked oatmeal, apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins, make ahead breakfast, to go breakfast
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks


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  1. 5 stars
    These are delicious! I made the recipe as written except veganized it–oat milk instead of milk, and two chia eggs instead of two eggs. I’d say mine probably needed to cook for another 5-10 minutes (35-40 minutes total), possibly because of the added water content with the chia eggs. While I love the recipe as written, next time I would like to try using maple syrup with a mashed ripe banana instead of brown sugar, and possibly halve the oil.Walnuts, pecans, dollops of peanut butter in the middle, dried fruit, or different spices have great potential here as well.

  2. This recipe was great! My son and husband loved them and I love that no flour is needed! A winner in our family. Thanks!!

  3. 5 stars
    These muffins were great. Quick and easy. Didn’t peel the apple. Added nutmeg, allspice, clove and ginger. Will be making again soon. Thanks.

  4. 5 stars
    I made it without the applesauce (I couldn’t find it). My husband and I both enjoyed it. He thought it was not quite sweet enough, but I have just been diagnosed with mild diabetes and I thought it was sweet. It was very crumbly, but maybe the applesauce will make it stick together better. I think this will help satisfy my sweet tooth without being too bad for me. Thanks

  5. Awesome. I followed the basic recipe, but replaced the apples with mango & banana that I needed to use. Mahalo for the recipe!

  6. Excellent! Everyone loved them! I’ve made them twice. I warmed some peanut butter, stirred in some powdered sugar & added a little milk to make a glaze. YUM! THANKS for the recipe…it’s a keeper!

  7. 5 stars
    Excellent muffins, tried once and family loved them. I just substituted vanilla yogurt for applesauce. I know recipe says not quick cooking oats but that’s what I had, so checked google for difference…quick cooking oats makes cake/muffins moist…guess more yummier…anyway,will be making another batch now…will try to mix pears with apples.

  8. 5 stars
    Husband loved these! I just used gluten free oats instead, these will be his grab and go breakfast snack to replace his Bobo’s Apple Pie Stuffed bites, saves a lot on the grocery bill! 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe.

  9. What is the Nutritional Information for the Sugars for the Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Muffins? My Mom is Pre-Diabetic so I need to know how many grams of Sugar is in the Muffins? Thank you so much in advance!

  10. 5 stars
    Was curious how these would be w no flour but just bookmarked recipe after having Ny first one this morning. Only had 1c apple so added 1/4 dried cranberry and about 1/4 c chopped alomns. Just ss stated great alternative to bowled oats and excellent for grab and go in the crazy early morning.

  11. 5 stars
    These are amazing! I have made them twice now and we gobbled them up! I cut sugar down to 1/2 cup and used almond milk I also added more oats than called for. I also added in some chia seeds! My kids and I both love them. They freeze great. My next batch I may try with honey. We will see but for sure a crowd favorite!

    1. thanks for your suggestions, making these and today and was wondering if anyone tried altering the recipe a bit to cut sugar and milk content!

  12. This recipe looks fantastic! Can’t wait to make it. I have a few slightly overripe apples to use. Does yhis recipe easily double, or should I make 2 separate batches?

  13. 5 stars
    These have become a much healthier option for my son’s packed lunch at school…one can only do so many pbj’s! We sub 1/2 c whole wheat flour for 1/2 c of the oats sometimes, tastes great. Love this recipe!

  14. 5 stars
    These are the best muffins I’ve ever had! Everyone whose tried them has loved them! They almost taste like little apple crisps! Thank you!

  15. 5 stars
    These are the perfect breakfast muffins. I never have made muffins with oatmeal before so thanks for the idea! Xx

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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