Apple Toddler Muffins
Loaded with oats and no refined sugar these apple toddler muffins are perfect for hungry little ones. This is a vegan recipe, egg and dairy free which means it can be perfect for kids with allergies as well.
Why This Recipe Works
- Toddlers love them!
- Loaded with oats it means they fuel little bodies with sustained energy
- Free from refined sugar, egg and dairy
Ingredients you will need
To make these apple toddler muffins you will need unsweetened apple sauce, oats, flour, baking powder, oil, and cinnamon.
Rolled oats: I have not tested this recipe with an ingredient other than oats, although I do typically use quick oats as these result in a softer muffin texture.
Mild olive oil: My preferred oil for baking is a mild olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil will be too strongly flavoured in this recipe. Any mild oil will be fine in this recipe.
I am an ambassador for Countdown supermarket, they support my blog by providing ingredients for recipe creation and testing. I used unsweetened apple sauce, plain flour, mellow olive oil, and cinnamon from their range in these apple toddler muffins.
Step by step instructions
Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my apple toddler muffins, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.
Step one: Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line or grease a muffin tin (I have used silicone reusable muffin tin when testing this recipe
Step two: In a medium sized bowl mix the applesauce and oil together (I use a whisk for this)
Step three: Add the remaining ingredients, I sprinkle the baking powder around as I'm too lazy to sift!
Step four: Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined
Step five: Portion into prepared muffin tin
Step six: Bake at 180 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes
Here is how you can make this apple toddler muffin perfectly every time!
If you find these muffins too dense or chewy for your little one, try making them with quick-cook oats rather than traditional rolled oats.
Yes, these muffins will freeze, they defrost well if packed in a lunch or snack box in the morning to eat later in the day.
These muffins will last for 2-3 days in an airtight container, but as stated above do freeze well.
Other recipes you might like
These apple toddler muffins are designed for young children. They do not have the light cake-like texture of traditional muffins, but toddlers and young children still love them
If your child is older their palates may have developed and they may not be as inclined to love this sugar-free muffin recipe.
A more traditional healthy apple muffin for school-aged children may be more to their liking, my other traditional lunchbox muffins include blueberry muffins, pear muffins, savoury muffins, spinach muffins and oatmeal muffins.
If your toddler loved these apple toddler muffins they may also love my spinach toddler muffins.
For the youngest muffin lovers, my applesauce muffins baby muffins, and baby-led weaning muffins are all perfect baby snacks for babies from 6 months of age who are accustomed to finger foods.
Apple Toddler Muffins
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- 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 83 ml oil One third of a cup, 83ml
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup plain flour
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and line or grease a muffin tin (I have used a silicone reusable muffin tin when testing this recipe)
- In a medium sized bowl mix the applesauce and oil together (I use a whisk for this)
- Add the remaining ingredients, I sprinkle the baking powder around as I'm too lazy to sift!
- Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined
- Portion into prepared muffin tin
- Bake at 180 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes
- If you find these muffins too dense or chewy for your little one, try making them with quick-cook oats rather than traditional rolled oats.
- These muffins will freeze, they defrost well if packed in a lunch or snack box in the morning to eat later in the day.
- These muffins will last for 2-3 days in an airtight container, but as stated above do freeze well.
Love this recipe! So simple and super fast and so easy to modify. I add peas, corn and spinach for savoury and berries and banana for sweet. A huge win for my highly allergic babe. Thanks Stacey!
These muffins are a go-to recipe for our 15 month old twins. I usually add one chopped apple and they're delicious! Today I made them with wholemeal flour (because that's what I had left), a mixture or apple and pear purees and frozen raspberries. They turned out great.