These are super tasty muffins that are my go-to muffin when I need a quick grab-and-go breakfast. They do not have any flour or refined sugar in them. Don't let that scare you! They are moist, delicious and filling. Even my hubby loves them!


  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (divided)
  • 1 cup natural unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (you can use honey as well, but will have added calories)
  • 3/4 cup skim milk (if you don't want to use dairy, you can sub unsweetened oat or almond milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • dash salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pan with parchment baking cups (keeps muffins from sticking to the papers). I use a 12 hole pan and a six hole pan.
  2. Grind 1 1/2 cups of the oats in a food processor until it resembles flour. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the applesauce, syrup, milk, and vanilla. Stir until well combined (I use a whisk).
  4. Add in the ground oat "flour", the remaining oats, the baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir together until combined. 
  5. Let the mixture rest for about 10 minutes to allow the oats to absorb some of the milk.
  6. Scoop batter into muffin cups (divide equally among the 18 cups).
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 18 servings of 1 muffin

Nutrition info from My Fitness Pal

Recipe modified from Big Green House