Cinnamon Apple Oat Muffins

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There’s muffin wrong with an oaty, warm apple muffin topped with a brown sugar cinnamon crumble for breakfast. Or second breakfast, or lunch, or after school snack, or post-dinner-pre-dessert palate cleanser. Fresh apples, rolled oats, whole wheat flour, and coconut oil make this fall treat a little healthy, very tasty, and perfect fuel for a day of leaf-peeping.

Makes 12 Cinnamon Apple Muffins


Crumble Topping:

  • 3 Tbs Imperfect Foods Rolled Oats
  • 1 Tbs butter, melted
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp Imperfect Foods Ground Cinnamon


  • 1 c Imperfect Foods Rolled Oats
  • 1 c whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Imperfect Foods Ground Cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 c honey
  • 1⁄3 c melted refined coconut oil (or any neutral oil like grapeseed oil or vegetable oil)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1⁄3 c brown sugar
  • 2 c shredded, unpeeled apples (about two large)


  1. Make the crumble topping by combining oats, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with muffin cups.
  3. Put oats in a food processor and pulse into a flour-like consistency. Combine oat flour, wheat flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Mix together honey, oil, eggs and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add sugar and stir until combined. Add apples; stir until well combined. Add in flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  5. Divide batter into 12 muffin cups and sprinkle tops with crumble. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes and enjoy it!

Recipe Notes and Variations

six baked cinnamon apple muffins


  • Valerie Hanson
    October 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Just confirming… 305 degrees not 350? That seems a bit unusual.

  • McKenzie
    October 14, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    When do you add the apples?

  • Kristin
    October 14, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    The recipe does not specify when to add the shredded apples. I presume with the wet ingredients? Also, this says to bake at 305 degrees. Shouldn’t that be 350?

    • Imperfect Foods
      October 14, 2020 at 11:37 pm

      Thanks for pointing that out so we could correct this post! The apples are added with the wet ingredients and the oven should be set to 350!

  • Mikaela
    October 14, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Is the heat setting a typo? It says 305 degrees but should it be 350?

    • Imperfect Foods
      October 14, 2020 at 11:31 pm

      Oops! Yes that was a typo! We got that corrected to 350, thanks for letting us know!

  • Melissa
    October 15, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Is there a print-friendly version? I might’ve just missed the button, but I think I looked pretty thoroughly. I was trying to print from my phone so I could make these immediately, if not sooner. 🤤

    • Sandi
      March 26, 2022 at 8:03 am

      the PRINT button is located in the right hand corner above the Ingredients list…

  • Kim
    October 15, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Salt is not listed on ingredients. How much salt is needed?

  • Jacque Lethbridge
    October 15, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    I would like to print the Cinammon Apple Oat Muffin recipe, but there is nowhere to do so?????

    • Janice Haegele
      January 17, 2021 at 12:57 pm

      The easy way to print when there is no print friendly version is to hold ctrl down, then click on p. It may not produce the clean copy you would obtain with the print friendly version, but simply use a pen to clean it up a bit.

    • Sandi
      March 26, 2022 at 8:04 am

      the PRINT button is at the right top corner above the ingredients list

  • Kaylin
    October 15, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Do you know how long they last at room temperature? Should I kept them in the fridge instead?

  • Natalie L
    October 16, 2020 at 12:48 am

    This recipe is super yummy and easy! I doubled the crumb topping to fill all 12 muffins and used AP Flour since I didn’t have wheat, it turned out good. I definitely recommend making if you have apples on hand.

  • Macie
    October 16, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    So yummy! I made these last night and they were delicious! I used what I already had at home, so I swapped honey for maple syrup and melted butter in place of the coconut oil. I definitely recommend doubling the crumble topping! Saving this to make again!

  • Linz
    October 16, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    This recipe says to add salt to dry ingredients, but not listed. Also, it does not say when to add brown sugar to muffin.

  • Heather
    October 18, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    How much salt?

  • H Ohlrich
    October 19, 2020 at 1:04 am

    It the instructions it says to add salt but it’s not in the ingredient list. How much salt?

  • Larry Hill
    October 19, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Where is the “print” button?

    • Sandi
      March 26, 2022 at 8:04 am

      the PRINT button is at the right top corner above the ingredients list

  • Melissa
    October 20, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    I just made these and YUM!!! The house smelled amazing, and the finished result is the yummiest, most moist muffins ever! The crumbly topping has the perfect crispness, and all the flavors come through nicely. I might add more cinnamon next time for just a bit more kick.

    Also, the ingredients list doesn’t mention salt, but the instructions do. I guessed and used 1/2 tsp. I also don’t have a food processor, so I just threw the oats in whole (I only had quick-cooking on hand). They turned out well! 😀

  • Steph
    October 21, 2020 at 5:43 am

    Would oat flour be OK to use instead of rolled oats? If so, what measurement do you recommend?

  • Kathleen C. May
    October 23, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Recipe doesn’t specify how much salt is to be added

  • Taylor
    October 25, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    The instructions mention adding salt to the dry ingredients, but I didn’t see an amount. I just did a dash!

  • Katherine KD
    December 2, 2020 at 3:34 am

    I’m so excited to find a recipe for something that not only looks delicious, but has an ingredient list I can fill without going to the store! Do you happen to have nutritional info for this? I’d love if that became part of the recipe posts. 🙂

    • Imperfect
      December 3, 2020 at 9:40 pm

      We love being your go to for yummy foods! You can calculate the nutritional information for this recipe, and all recipes here:

  • Trudy Weber
    December 24, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    I made these as gifts for the holidays and they look and smell amazing!
    I made a few alterations: didn’t food process the oats, kept them whole, doubled the crumb topping and peeled the apples. Besides that followed the recipe and they came out exactly as I hoped!
    Also, they cooked in just under 20 mins

    • Imperfect
      January 14, 2021 at 11:22 pm

      Such a great holiday gift! 💚

    • Linda Pomeroy-Hull
      January 16, 2021 at 6:43 pm

      Did you add salt and if so, so how much?

      • Imperfect
        January 20, 2021 at 10:52 pm

        Yep! As mentioned in the recipe, 1 tsp is needed 💚

      • Sandi
        March 26, 2022 at 8:09 am

        List of ingredients says 1 tsp

  • Mary
    January 7, 2021 at 3:27 am

    Can I substitute applesauce in place of the oil? Normally it can be done in other baked goods. Coconut products are very high in fat & not allowed in my cardiac diet.

    • Imperfect
      January 14, 2021 at 11:38 pm

      Yes, definitely!

  • Kimberly McDonald
    January 28, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Is there a place to find the nutrition facts on this recipe?

    • Imperfect
      January 28, 2021 at 7:15 pm

      You can get nutrition facts about this recipe, and every recipe by using this link here: 💚

  • Jackie
    July 5, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Could you use steel cut quick oats instead of rolled? Would you still need to process them or could they go in whole?

    • Imperfect
      September 29, 2021 at 9:20 pm

      Sure thing!

  • Caroline Santiago
    September 14, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I just made a double recipe of these muffins and they’re fabulous! (I ate 3 already.) I didn’t read through the recipe and mixed the dry ingredients without processing the oats. I loved the texture and would make them with straight rolled oats every time. I cut the honey in half, and used coconut oil which added a lovely delicate flavor. I also added a bit of nutmeg.

    • Imperfect Foods
      September 29, 2021 at 2:23 am

      Oooh your additions sound completely delish!


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