Apple Harvest Muffins

Apple Harvest Muffins

I love the aroma of crisp apples baking in the oven. They fill the kitchen with the scent of fall.

And if you want to get into the fall spirit — or you’re just missing the season — these healthy apple muffins will bring you there!

You can bake these light and airy apple muffins at any time of the year, but they’re really the best in fall, when apple season is at its peak.

Not sure of what type of apples to use? Here’s a handy guide to the most common apple varieties.

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Healthy Apple Muffins
3.8 from 5 votes

Apple Muffins

Take advantage of fall with these delicious apple muffins!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Servings 12 servings, 1 muffin each
Calories 98 kcal
Author Beachbody


  • Nonstick cooking spray (optional)
  • cups whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup wheat bran (or oat bran)
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ cup apple butter, no sugar added
  • ½ cup low-fat buttermilk (or low-fat plain yogurt)
  • 2 large egg whites (¼ cup)
  • 1 medium apple, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup prunes, chopped and pitted


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Prepare twelve muffin cups by lining with muffin papers or coating with spray.
  3. Combine flour, bran, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  4. Combine apple butter, buttermilk, and egg whites in a large bowl; mix well.
  5. Add flour mixture to apple butter mixture; mix until just blended.
  6. Add apples and prunes; mix until just blended.
  7. Evenly divide batter among twelve prepared muffin cups.

  8. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown and tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Transfer muffins to rack; cool.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 164mg7%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents
½ Purple
1 Yellow
½ tsp.

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