Apple Spice Muffins

Full of warm spices and sweet apple, these wholesome muffins make a healthy start to the day. They can also serve as a delightful afternoon snack or dessert.

Makes 12


2 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds

¼ cup water

1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour (gluten-free flour can be substituted)

½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

2 tsps. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

¾ tsp. baking powder

¾ tsp. baking soda

¾ tsp. fine sea salt

½ tsp. powdered stevia

1-1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce

½ cup apricot fruit spread (fruit-sweetened only)

1 cup grated apple (about 1 medium apple)

2 tsps. vanilla extract

½ cup raisins


1. In a small bowl, mix ground flax with water. Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes. The flax will absorb the water and create a thick gel.

2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a nonstick muffin pan with paper liners, or spray the pan lightly with cooking spray. If using spray, gently wipe with a paper towel to remove excel oil.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and powdered stevia until well mixed.

4. In a large bowl, stir together the applesauce, apricot fruit spread, grated apple, flax mixture and vanilla extract. Stir in half the dry ingredients, then add the remaining half and stir gently until combined. Add raisins and stir lightly to mix.

5. Spoon one third of a cup of batter into each muffin cup. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of a muffin, about 25 minutes. Be careful not to over bake.

6. Remove muffins from the oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes, then remove from the pan and let them cool on a cooling rack. These muffins are best served shortly after baking, but will keep in a sealed container for several days.

Nutritional Information

Serving size 1 muffin, Calories 132, Total Fat 1g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 248mg, Total Carbohydrate 29g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 5g, Protein 5g

Thank you to eBrightHealth ACO partner Beebe Healthcare for this recipe. To find more, visit Beebe’s recipe page.