Delicious homemade apple muffins that are healthy to eat and easy on the budget

Apple Muffins

For less than the price of one muffin from Panera Bread, I can make this entire recipe and come out with a dozen healthy muffins, and in less time than it would take to get in the car, drive to the mall, find a parking space, stand in line, get the muffin and make my way back home.
Course Breakfast
Keyword muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute or 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup apple peeled, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and salt.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar, egg substitute, and oil until smooth. Add applesauce and diced apple, and stir to combine.
  • Add applesauce mixture to flour mixture, and stir just until combined, being careful not to over mix. Fold in chopped nuts if using.
  • Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Bake for 15 – 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Don’t over bake! Cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
  • Remove muffins from pan and cool completely on a wire cooling rack.
  • Enjoy!