Easy Applesauce Muffins with Crunchy Granola

Healthy Granola Muffins

Easy applesauce muffins have a crunchy granola topping that's mixed in the batter too. Enjoy these for breakfast or for a healthy, on-the-go snack.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 Muffins
Calories 132kcal
Author Marjory Pilley


  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour or unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar or stevia blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg lightly beaten or egg replacer
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup granola divided


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine flour, sugar,  salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Stir egg and applesauce into the dry mix just until everything is moistened and combined.
  • Fold in 1/4 cup granola.
  • Fill 6 muffins tins lined with paper liners or coated with cooking spray about 2/3 full. (Tip: If using paper liners, spritz them with cooking spray too!)
  • Spoon 1 Tablespoon of granola over each tin with muffin batter.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the muffins are firm and granola just begins to brown a little.
  • Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes in the tin and then remove to a wire rack to cool further.


Because no oil is used in the muffins, it is important to allow the muffins to cool completely before peeling off the paper liners. For best results cook in a muffin tin coated with cooking spray.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg