Breakfast, Eggless Baking, Muffins

Sugarfree Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins topped with Oats Streusel | #ImprovCookingChallenge

This year, I am excited to join another group – Improv Cooking Challenge, and we post on the second Thursday of the month with two ingredients chosen for that month. This Jan, we have two exciting ingredients- Oatmeal and Honey. Normally, this would be a simple challenge for those who eat sweetened Oatmeal for breakfast, unfortunately as a family we prefer something savoury. 

I have turned the combo ingredients into another breakfast-on-the-go dish with this Sugarfree Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins. Cinnamon is a great pair with Apples and it made perfect sense to make these cute pick-me-ups. Thanks Nichole for adding me on, this is my recipe for this Month’s challenge.


Let’s get to the recipe. 

Sugarfree Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins

Cuisine : American, Course : Snack / Breakfast

Prep time – 15 mins; Bake time – 20~22 mins. Makes – 10~12 medium muffins.

Loosely adapted from here 

(1 cup = 240 ml)

Dry Ingredients:

Wholewheat flour – 1 1/3 cup

Homemade Oatmeal flour – 1 cup ( I just blitzed Quick Cooking Oats into a fine powder)

Baking powder – 1.5 tsp

Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp

Baking Soda – 0.5 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp


Wet Ingredients:

Honey – 1/4 cup

Milk – 2/3 cup

Finely chopped apples – 2/3 cup

Neutral oil – 1/4 cup

Vanilla – 1 tsp

Ripe Bananas – 2 medium

Streusel Topping (all mixed together)**

Oatmeal – 2 TBSP

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp

Palm jaggery – 1 TBSP

**2 tsp of all purpose flour + 1 tsp Melted butter may also be added to the Streusel but I have skipped both. 



Preheat oven to 180C. Line / grease muffin moulds. 

Into a large bowl, sieve all dry ingredients twice over . 

In another bowl (I used a blender), blend all wet ingredients except finely chopped apples. Add this fruit puree to the dry ingredients and fold in the apple pieces and mix till no dry streaks are seen.

Using an ice-cream scoop, fill the muffin moulds upto 2/3. Top with the streusel mixture. 

Bake for 20~22 or till a skewer comes clean. Cool on wire rack, serve warm. 

Keeps upto 1 week under refrigeration and perhaps more if frozen. Warm for a few seconds before serving. 



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Oatmeal and Honey Recipes 



  1. I love that these use honey for the sweetener! Can't wait to give them a try.

  2. Yeah for honey! Totally going to make these, since I have so much honey in my pantry! – Colleen – Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck

  3. Cookaholic Wife

    I love that these are sweetened with honey and the sugars in the apples. They look delicious!

  4. I have a friend who has given up sugar and has been looking for treats. I can't wait to make these for her!

  5. A Day in the Life on the Farm

    Nothing better than a fresh muffin to grab as you run out the door in the morning.

  6. I'll slather mine with butter and have it with coffee please!

  7. cookwithrenu

    Love this that they are sweetened with honey and not sugar. Awesome combination, bookmarked your recipe as I am on the lookout of such healthy treats.

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