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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Author: Anniina Haka Recipe Type: Breakfast | Cuisine: American Serves: 12
Total Time: 35 | Prep Time: 10 | Cook Time: 25


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup 1% milk
  • ¹/³ cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 small thinly diced apples (substitute with any fruit of choice)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease muffin tin.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. In a larger bowl, combine egg, brown sugar, milk, applesauce, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Mix in apples and oats.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin. Place in a preheated oven.
  7. Bake for 23-25 minutes until lightly browned and center cooked.


This recipe is very flexible. You can substitute apples for any type of fruit for your liking (ie. bananas, strawberries, or blueberries). Additionally, you can substitute brown sugar with honey or maple syrup.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 12 Calories: 108 kcal
Fat: 1.04 g
Saturated Fat: 0.3g
Carbohydrates: 23.51 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.19 g
Protein: 2.64 g
Sodium: 256

Diarrhea is a common side effect during cancer treatment. From a nutritional standpoint, fiber can be a great way to normalize bowel function. It is essential to consume the right type and combination of fiber. Specifically, for diarrhea, you want to get more soluble fiber, such as oats, barley, and fruits (citrus, apple). For today’s recipe, I made healthy apple cinnamon muffins. These apple muffins can be made as a lite breakfast or mid-morning snack. They are ideal for cancer patients who have symptoms of diarrhea. Both the apples and oats in this recipe provide soluble fiber, which can help with diarrhea relief. Additionally, you can serve one muffin with a serving of fat-free Greek yogurt for added protein.