Gluten-Free Apple Oat Muffins

A plate of apple muffins

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 16 mins
Total: 26 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
145 Calories
10g Fat
11g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 145
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g
Calcium 78mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Apple muffins are great for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or even dessert. This recipe, adapted from The Good Carb Cookbook by Sandra Woodruff, M.S., R.D., can serve up so many opportunities to taste a bit of fall in a delicious gluten-free way. This recipe contains 11 grams of carbs per serving.

Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.


Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 

  2. Use a clean coffee bean grinder to process 2 cups of certified gluten-free oats into oat flour. Depending on the size of your grinder, you may have to do this in batches.

  3. Place oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Whisk to blend.

  4. Lightly beat eggs in a separate small bowl. Add yogurt, apple juice, oil, and vanilla. Whisk to blend and pour into bowl with dry ingredients. Stir to combine thoroughly.

  5. Fold in shredded apple and walnuts. Stir just until blended.

  6. Line muffin pan with paper liners, or lightly grease pan and fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full.

  7. Bake for 16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

  8. Sprinkle hot muffins with cinnamon-sugar mixture and allow muffins to cool for about 10 to 15 minutes before serving.