These muffins are delicious and reasonably healthy! Filled with wholemeal flour, oats and apples, they give a great energy boost to help kids stay focused at school.

Apple muffins are my kid’s favourite, so I make all kinds of apple muffin recipes, but one thing I really like about this recipe is the amount of batter the recipe makes. You get 12 regular muffins plus 12 mini muffins out of this recipe, which is so handy for school lunchboxes and after-school snacks. It makes enough for the kids to have some for afternoon tea and freeze for school and work lunch boxes. 

Want to mix it up? Add in some sultanas or dates for extra fibre and flavour.

This is my lunch for work today: chicken salad, berries and 2 mini apple and oat muffins.


apple and oat muffins

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Total Time: 38 mins
  • Yield: 12 regular + 12 mini muffins 1x
  • Category: Muffins


  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 2 cups apples, diced into small pieces


  • Preheat oven to 180°C, line a 12 hole regular muffin tin with patty cases and grease a 12 hole mini muffin tin.
  • Combine oats and milk into a bowl, stand to soak for 10 minutes.
  • Add maple syrup, egg, butter, sugar and vanilla extract to oat mixture, stir to combine.
  • Add flour and apples, gently stir through.
  • Spoon mixture evenly into prepared muffin tins.
  • Cook mini muffins for 8-10 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cook regular muffins for a further 5-8 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  • Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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