Photo: Jan Smith
12 servings (serving size: 1 muffin)

Oat bran, the outer casing of an oat, is high in fiber. Apples and applesauce make these healthful muffins sweet and moist. If making ahead, individually wrap cooled muffins, and freeze for up to one week.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Place 12 paper muffin cup liners in muffin cups; set aside. Combine brown sugar and butter in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add egg; beat 1 minute or until well blended. Beat in egg white until well blended. Add milk, applesauce, molasses, and vanilla extract; beat on low speed until well blended.

Step 3

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, bran, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Gently stir in apples.

Step 4

Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle evenly with turbinado sugar, if desired. Bake at 400° for 18 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center.

Ratings & Reviews

seaside725's Review

November 04, 2014
Not sure why we thought these had very little taste when everyone else raved about them. Maybe I did something wrong, but my family did not like these at all.

RhondaJ's Review

May 13, 2014

beccalynn's Review

April 01, 2014
They were really tasty with a nice texture, although not quite sweet enough for me. Next time I might add a touch more brown sugar. I used soy milk because of my daughter's allergy and it worked well, plus I added walnuts. My 3 year old gobbled it up and asked for more. Definitely a keeper.

Xtylynn's Review

October 22, 2012
These are my go-to muffins...moist and not overly sweet. Be sure to dice up the apples pretty small. Tastes like a solid bowl of apple cinnamon oatmeal...and I mean that in the best way. I use half AP flour and half whole wheat. I have also used almond milk because I don't always have skim on hand. They are yummy and satisfying!

Sakkasie's Review

April 03, 2012
I love, love, love these muffins! The chopped apple adds just a hint of sweetness. Very hearty and filling - not your usual bakery muffins. I'll be making these on a regular basis.

uncelon's Review

February 24, 2012

darvflash2862's Review

December 19, 2011
I used wheat bran instead of oat bran and omitted the molasses using 1/2 packet of a sugar substitute instead. Very YuMmY!!! will make again.

jessmw123's Review

May 04, 2010
so good and filling!

bakinglight's Review

May 03, 2010
These were really great muffins! I didn't have any applesauce on hand and didnt feel like going out to get any so i just left that part out. It turned out great without it as the apple chunks gave it a lot of moisture already. I also added more cinnmon and some nutmeg because of some reviews saying it was bland. All in all, very good and i will definitly make it again.

Steeno's Review

November 30, 2009
One of my husband's favorite snacks! I reduce the salt, but other than that, I make them as written. So good!!