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Healthy Apple-Walnut Muffins

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Healthy Apple-Walnut Muffins

Today’s recipe is from Great American Home Baking Card #6. Easy, healthy, moist. Easy muffins to make with 15 minutes prep time and quick to bake in just 25 minutes. Healthy with no added fat or sugar. Apples, apple juice, and buttermilk make these muffins moist. This healthy recipe is a keeper! Great for breakfast on the go!

Yields: 12 muffins

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 rounded teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons frozen, thawed apple juice concentrate
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons oat bran
  • 2 small Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (about 1 1/3 ounces)
  • Garnish
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 12 thin slices
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 12 standard size muffin- pan cups or line with paper liners.
  2. Mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and salt; set aside.
  3. Mix together eggs, apple juice, and buttermilk. Stir flour mixture and oat bran into egg mixture until dry ingredients are just moistened. Do not overmix.
  4. Gently stir in chopped apples and nuts. Spoon batter into prepared pan, filling cups two-thirds full. Garnish each muffin with an apple slice.
  5. Bake muffins until lightly golden and tops spring back when pressed, 25 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool slightly. Turn muffins out onto rack to cool completely.
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes


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The author enjoys baking, cooking, and entertaining friends. From Spring luncheons to Sunday dinners, she celebrates loved ones with healthy and nourishing food. And, yes, always ends with a cup of coffee and dessert!


  1. Cynthia

    I’ve had their recipe page for years and finally tried this one. While tasty, these muffins do not come away from their papers. I recommend using greased muffin tins or adding coconut oil to the mix.

    • Sarah

      Dear Cynthia,
      Thank you for your suggestions! I highly recommend using IF YOU CARE Large Baking Cups. They are unbleached and chlorine-free, and I’ve never had any muffins stick to them! We buy them at either Earth Fare or Whole Foods. Amazon may carry them as well.


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