Healthy Apple Spice Muffins

Healthy apple spice muffins are so delicious, you will forget that they are good for you!

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I’m going to make a confession right now. You’d think that being on a diet and trying to eat delicious food that’s still healthy, I would be coming up with all kinds of delicious new recipes to share with you.

But sadly, that is just not the way it’s been going. I am trying to make plenty of healthy food in minimum time, and I find myself lacking time, inspiration and motivation to play. I find myself turning to all of my old favorites, instead of creating new and exciting recipes. Don’t worry, I’ll get my creativity back soon.

In the meantime, I decided to share one of my favorite healthy muffin recipes: apple spice muffins! I’ve mentioned in the past how I love apples, and I have to tell you that fall spices are a favorite of mine. Probably of most people. They’re homey and delicious…what’s not to love?

These muffins are not on my current plan, but they are whole wheat, low fat and sugar free – so perfect for anyone looking for a lighter breakfast, snack or dessert!

Healthy Apple Spice Muffins

By Miriam Pascal, OvertimeCook.Com

Originally published in my column in Ami magazine.


½ cup unsweetened applesauce (natural)

¼ cup oil

¼ cup agave syrup or honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

⅓ cup sugar or dry sweetened such as splenda or stevia (8 splenda packets)

2 eggs

1 cup milk or soy milk

2 apples, peeled and very finely diced

2 cups white whole wheat flour


Preheat oven to 350. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the applesauce, oil and agave syrup until smooth.

Add the vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder and sugar/sweetener. Whisk to combine.

Add the eggs and milk, and whisk to combine.

Switch from the whisk to a spoon.

Add the finely diced apples and stir to combine.

Add the flour and stir until incorporated.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan, filling the cups until almost full.

Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes.


healthy apple muffins

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  1. says

    What a great recipe. Always good to find something that’s healthy but still a treat. I will definitely be cooking up a batch when the new year healthy eating regime kicks in in my house! Thank you!

  2. says

    These look so good – I seem to be baking muffins all the time these days and if my tummy is anything to go by I really need to start making healthier versions! Thanks for posting this!

  3. Mindy says

    Are these really muffin size? They look like cupcake size…just trying to figure out how many I would get out of a real muffin tin

    • overtimecook says

      They aren’t jumbo muffins, if that’s what you’re asking. They’re baked in a standard muffin/cupcake pan. If you bake them in a jumbo pan, they will need more time to bake.


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