Apple cinnamon muffins

Dietician's Tip

You can buy whole oats and whole flaxseed and mill them at home in a food processor.


  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup milled oats
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium peeled and chopped Granny Smith apples


Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly coat 2 muffin tins with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, eggs, oil and vanilla. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, oats, flaxseed, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Turn the mixer to low speed. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Batter should be lumpy. Fold in the apples with a spatula.

Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into each muffin well. In a small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over the batter in each muffin well. Bake for about 22 minutes or until tops are golden brown and toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

Serving Information

Serves 16

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 152
Total carbohydrate: 29 g
Cholesterol: 24 mg
Dietary fiber: 1 g
Monounsaturated fat: 1 g
Protein: 4 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Serving size: 1 muffin
Sodium: 122 mg
Total fat: 2 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Grains and grain products: 2

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Starches: 2

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Carbohydrates: 2

Last Updated May 21, 2016

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