Gluten-free Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Clean Plate Mama
by Clean Plate Mama
12 muffins
25 min

Hearty, delicious, and whole grains! These healthy oat flour muffins are bursting with apple and cinnamon flavor. Easy and ready in under 30 minutes.

I use both oat flour and rolled oats in these apple cinnamon muffins. I definitely recommend making your own oat flour. It's way cheaper than buying it and it only takes 5 minutes to make. These are also naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup. Not only are these 100% whole grains, they are also free of refined sugar! So if you are looking for a clean eating muffin, these are for you!

My family and I loved baked goods! There is always a healthy baked good on my food prep list for the week! If you are looking for more baked goods, check out my favorite Gluten-free Banana Muffins and Healthy Breakfast Cookies.

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Gluten-free Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Recipe details
  • 12  muffins
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • ▢ 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ▢ 1 ½ cups gluten-free oat flour
  • ▢ 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ▢ ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ▢ ¼ tsp. salt
  • ▢ 1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ▢ ½ cup milk (dairy or non-dairy works)
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • ▢ ½ cup apple sauce
  • ▢ 2 eggs
  • ▢ 1 cup shredded apples (about 2 apples)
  • ▢ 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 12 piece muffin pan or line with paper liners and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, maple syrup, apple sauce, eggs, apples, and vanilla.
Pour the wet mixture into the flour mixture and mix until combined. Do not overmix.
Evenly scoop batter into the prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle tops of muffins with oats if desired.
Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until toothpick entered in center of muffin comes out clean.
Let cool and remove from pan.
  • Overmixing can result in a dense/tough texture. Mix just until all ingredients are incorporated. A few small remaining clumps are okay!
  • When adding the muffin mix to the muffin pan, use a spring loaded cookie scoop - helps to form those perfectly shaped muffins.
  • Stir your oat flour before measuring. Oat flour tends to settle as it sits and you want to fluff it up a bit. Then scoop your oat flour and level it off. Don’t pack the oat flour into the measuring cup.
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  • Ida9464 Ida9464 on Jul 27, 2021

    I can’t prep this in ten minutes, but these look wonderful and healthy! Tfs

    • Clean Plate Mama Clean Plate Mama on Jul 31, 2021

      I hope you get a chance to try them. And maybe I'm just extra speedy when making food...ha :) Thanks for the note!