recipe | low-cal apple & oat muffins

Inspired by reading low calorie muffins from various food blogs and the recent recipe from awesome fellow 12WBTer Ange on her blog From F**ked to Fab, I decided to create my own muffin recipe; specifically for brekkie on the run (because they’re not sweet) but you could eat these for morning or afternoon tea too!

Mel’s low-cal apple & oat muffins


Kitchen tools

  • 2 mixing bowls (1 of them large)
  • mixing spoon
  • knife
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • flour sifter
  • 12 capacity muffin tray
  • optional: 12 patty-cases
  • oven


  • 2 x medium sized apples, grated (reserving 1/4 of an apple for decoration)
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 cup quick oats (reserving 1 tbsp for decoration)
  • 1tbs caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g vanilla fat-free yogurt
  • 1 x 120g tub apple puree (I use SPC brand)
  • 2 egg whites


Preheat the oven to 180°C (roughly 350°F).

In a large mixing bowl sift the flour, then add the rest of the dry ingredients (oats, bicarb, soda, cinnamon, salt & sugar).

In another bowl, add all the wet ingredients (egg whites, milk, grated apple, apple puree, milk, oil, vanilla & yogurt) before mixing well to combine.

Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, then add the wet mixture, stirring only to combine (careful not to over-stir otherwise the mixture becomes tough & doesn’t rise as much).

In a greased 12-cup muffin tin, evenly distribute the mixture, top with reserved decoration ingredients (sliced apple & sprinkle of oats) & bake for 30-35 mins or until golden and when testing skewer comes out clean.

Makes 12 serves of 143 calories per serve.

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