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Apple Protein Muffins

These apple protein muffins are quick and easy to make in one bowl! Filled with sweet apples and plenty of cinnamon spice, these apple muffins are hearty, healthy, and satisfying. A delicious snack or breakfast option that’s freezable too!

2 muffins with chunks of apple stacked on top of each other

Muffins are always a hit in my house! They’re freezer-friendly, portable, and perfect for make ahead breakfasts and snacks. Some of our favorite muffins include pumpkin muffins and banana oatmeal muffin cups. And during the fall months, I make a ton of these apple protein muffins. They’re the perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors!

This is the kind of muffin that I would refer to as fuel food – it’s like a muffin on a mission. It’s purpose it to deliver protein and some carbs after a workout or first thing in the morning to get your day started off right! They just so happen to taste REALLY good too.

apple muffin topped with apple chunks

How Do You Make Muffins Healthier?

When I’m creating a healthy muffin recipe, there are three ingredients that I replace or reduce with more nutritious options: the white flour, the fat/oil, and the sugar. For these apple protein muffins:

How Do You Make Apple Protein Muffins?

This is a simple one-bowl muffin batter made with oats, protein powder, egg whites, Greek yogurt, a small amount of sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. A generous amount of chopped apple is stirred into the batter too!

Start this recipe by pre-heating your oven to 350ºF. Prepare a muffin pan by either brushing each cup with a little coconut oil or spraying with some cooking spray. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Once everything is combined, divide evenly amongst 12-muffins. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

Variations:

What To Serve With Muffins:

One of my favorite ways to eat these healthy apple muffins is to crumble one on top of some Greek yogurt or cottage cheese. I highly recommend giving it a try. So good! Another delicious option is to serve these apple protein muffins with almond butter or peanut butter spread over the top. For a complete breakfast, add a piece of fruit and yogurt or scrambled eggs.

Can You Freeze Apple Muffins?

Muffins are one of my favorite foods to freeze. It is so great to have a healthy muffin treat ready-to-go for busy mornings or straight after a workout. Some tips for freezing and thawing muffins:

To Freeze:

To Thaw:

apple protein muffins baked and in a muffin pan

You’re going to love these wholesome, fruit- and protein-packed muffins. They’re absolutely delicious, perfectly sweet and satisfying!

Keep these muffins on hand for a quick, on-the-go breakfast or snack. I love having a batch of these on-hand instead of having to buy super sugary and processed alternatives.

These muffins are high in protein and are perfect for a post-workout snack. What are some of your favorite post workout meals? Do you try to get some protein in after a workout? I would love to hear all about it down below. 😉

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apple muffin with a schemer of almond butter spread

apple muffin with a schemer of almond butter spread
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4.84 from 62 votes

Apple Protein Muffins

Course: BREAKFAST
Cuisine: American
Author: Dani Spies
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 76kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used whey)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. turbinado sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch kosher salt

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare a muffin pan by either brushing each cup with a little coconut oil or spraying with some cooking spray.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Once everything is combined, divide evenly amongst 12-muffins.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
  • Makes 12 muffins.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.7mg