Welcome to your guide on making scrumptious apple muffins that are not only bursting with flavor but also packed with health benefits. Perfect for both novice bakers and health-conscious eaters, this recipe balances deliciousness with wholesome ingredients. These apple muffins are ideal for breakfast, a snack, or even a guilt-free dessert!

apple muffins


Before you get started, make sure you have the following ingredients:

  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour (you can substitute with gluten-free flour if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted (or any vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated apples (about 2 medium apples, preferably Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
  • Optional Add-ins:
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • ¼ cup raisins or dried cranberries


  1. Preparing the Apples:
  • Wash, peel, and core the apples.
  • Grate them using a box grater or food processor. Set aside.
  1. Preparing the Dry Ingredients:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Whisk together until evenly mixed.
  1. Preparing the Wet Ingredients:
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs until fluffy. Add in the honey (or maple syrup), applesauce, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Stir in the grated apples.


  1. Combining the Ingredients:
  • Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour the wet mixture into the well.
  • Gently fold the dry and wet ingredients together until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
  • If using, gently fold in the optional add-ins (nuts, raisins, etc.).


  1. Filling the Muffin Tins:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Line a muffin tin with paper liners or lightly grease with cooking spray.
  • Fill each muffin cup about ¾ full with the batter.
  1. Baking Time:
  • Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  1. Checking for Doneness:
  • Keep an eye on the muffins as they bake to avoid overbaking. They should be golden brown on top and firm to the touch when done.

Serving and Storage

  1. Serving Suggestions:
  • Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Enjoy warm or at room temperature. These muffins pair wonderfully with a cup of tea or coffee.
  1. Storage Tips:
  • Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • For longer storage, keep them in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, thaw at room temperature or heat in the microwave for a few seconds.


We hope you enjoy making and eating these delightful apple muffins! With their warm spices, tender apples, and health-conscious ingredients, they're a treat you can feel good about. Happy baking, and don’t forget to share your muffin-making experience with us!

Feel free to leave a comment or ask any questions if you need further assistance. Enjoy your delicious and healthy apple muffins!

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