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Easy Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

So warm and inviting, these quick and easy Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins are loaded with heart-healthy oats, chunks of moist apple and bursts of cinnamon sweetness.  I know Most people would say this muffin recipe screams Fall but they’re so yummy.  Why not enjoy the delicious flavors of cinnamon and apple all year ’round?  These delicious muffins are too good to only be made one season of the year.  They’re also an awesome grab-and-go breakfast for those busy mornings.

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I love the flavors of cinnamon and apples in pies, cookies, tarts–you name it, I probably like it.  Around Christmas, I made some Sugar Sprinkled Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins.  They were sooo yummy that I wanted more but with a cinnamon twist.  Why not the classic cinnamon apple flavors we all know and love in an oatmeal muffin?!  Ding, ding, ding… we have a winner!!!  That’s when this delicious Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Muffin recipe was created.  It is sweet, moist and perfect to make on a cold winter morning.

My two oldest (2 and 4) love these muffins, and when they love the products of the kitchen they love to help make them.  When they come out of the oven, these muffins are gobbled up before I know it.  I could swear I live in a house of teenagers.  Haha.  With little helpers or not, this recipe comes together quickly and with ease.  Here’s the ingredient lineup.  (I totally missed the coconut oil in the picture.  Sorry!)

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Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Muffins

The first thing I like to do is add half the sugar and cinnamon to the diced up apple pieces.  Toss the apples lightly until they are coated in the sweet cinnamon-y mixture. Then set it aside until it’s ready to be added into the muffin batter.

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Next, mix all the dry ingredients (dry pancake mix, oats, baking powder together).

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Add the eggs, milk, melted coconut oil and vanilla to the dry mix.  Stir it until the ingredients are combined.

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Last, add the cinnamon chips and spiced apple pieces.  Fold in until blended.  The muffin batter is done!  That was fast, right?

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For easy cleanup I like to use muffin liners.  It’s so awesome how many fun colors and designs muffin liners come in these days.

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Using a D20 sized scoop or with a spoon, fill the muffin liners about 3/4 the way full.   Depending on how full you fill the cups, you might end up with a little extra batter.

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After all the liners are all filled it’s cinnamon sugar time.  Sprinkle about a half teaspoon of cinnamon sugar onto each muffin.  This gives the muffins an added sweetness and creates a sort of crust on the top.  Yum!!!

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Into the oven they go.  Bake them in a 350 degree oven for about 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center.  Here they are all done.  Don’t they look so delicious?!

Easy Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins | KitchenCents.com

These muffins make a great grab-and-go breakfast for when you want something quick then can be hand held while walking out the door.

Easy Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins | KitchenCents.com

Whether you like your muffins plain or with a little pad of butter it’s a win-win.

Easy Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins | KitchenCents.com

They are moist.  The apple pieces add a tart sweetness while the little cinnamon chips offer a warm and inviting flavor.  When you take a bite, the chips are like little bursts of sweet cinnamon bombs.

Easy Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins | KitchenCents.com

How do you like to enjoy your cinnamon and apple flavors?

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Easy Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins | KitchenCents.com

Easy Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins | KitchenCents.com

Click here for the recipe | KitchenCents.com

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48 Responses

  1. karen says:

    I am with you about loving anything with apples and cinnamon! The fall season (apple picking) is one of my fave activities! Your DIY photos make this recipe look so simple to do! And they look yummy!

  2. Jessica Egbert says:

    These are so yummy you can eat them for a snack or breakfast or really anything. These are soooooo yummy.

  3. lydia says:

    Oooh yum yum yum! I want to make these right now!

  4. Jessi says:

    Oh yum! These look amazing! I might have to make these for my next Sunday breakfast with my family. I know my daughter would love to help me bake them

  5. Wow these oatmeal muffins look incredible give me some right now. They are so perfect as a sweet breakfast treat as well! Yum x

  6. CoCo says:

    Yum! I have all the ingredients for these! I might just have to whip these up tomorrow when I get a chance!

  7. These look yummy. I feel like I have smell a vision thats how good they look. I love your photography angles too.

  8. Oh yum! My favorite way to eat oatmeal is brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and chunks of apples. So this is a great idea! I’ve got to try it!

  9. Adrienne says:

    Ah! These look so yummy! I love anything with apples and cinnamon! I would try to make this gluten free but don’t think it would be hard! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Pinning this!


  10. I love a good muffin and these look delish! I saw that slab of butter and my mouth watered lol. Sign me up! Thanks for sharing!

  11. These would make an easy and fast breakfast for me. If I don’t make it quick, I don’t get to eat!

  12. Debra says:

    We have muffin Monday’s at our house and these look like they would be a great addition to our list of delicious muffins.


  13. This looks like the perfect breakfast (or snack option for my always hungry boy) to make. I bet they smell and taste wonderful. Can’t wait to try your recipe. Off to pin it now 😀

  14. Heather L. says:

    I love apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins. They’re so good no matter what the time of year. I haven’t made them with chocolate chips, but I bet that would be good.

  15. Alyssa Ruane says:

    Oh, these sound and look amazing. If only they were a tad healthier, I’d suggest them to the BF–he’s trying a new health kick lately, lol!

  16. Yummy, these look great! I have been looking for a great oatmeal muffin recipe, the last ones i tried were so dense and didn’t store well. These look perfect! I will be trying them this weekend!

  17. Catherine says:

    Wow, these look amazing and healthy! I feel like I can smell the cinnamon just from looking at your pictures. I need to add this to my rotation for breakfast, yum!


  18. Oh gosh! Your Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins has everything I love…apples, oatmeal, and cinnamon! thanks for sharing your faboulous recipe! Going to give it a try this weekend!

  19. Nicola says:

    These look so yummy and perfect for a snack or breakfast on the go! Cinnamon is my favourite and team it with apples and oats and you can’t go wrong!!

  20. michelle mink says:

    I wish I could smell the muffins right now! I am sure they they smell as good as they look. Muffins are one of my favorite breakfast items so I’ll be adding this to my to bake list.

  21. Becky Kendall says:

    These muffins are fantastic. What a great recipe!

  22. Becky Kendall says:

    I’ve had them with cranberries and also a lemon version and they are wonderful!

  23. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    Yum! I love these flavors together. This must be a delicious snack for your family to enjoy!

  24. Charlotte says:

    Wow these looks delicious! I love any breakfast ideas that save us time and energy! These look perfect

  25. Jalisa Harris says:

    these look so good and easy to whip up. Something like this would go quick in my house lol.


  26. This looks really good and easy to make. Also loving that it’s pretty healthy. I’m going to have to save this and try it one day.

  27. Amber Nelson says:

    Those look so good. I can’t wait to make these to see what my kids would think. They need a new breakfast option.

  28. Tara Holland says:

    These look and sound yummy. My daughter wants oatmeal every morning, so this would be a good way to mix it up and still give her the great taste and filling quality of the oatmeal!

  29. This is a delicious and creative recipe! Cinnamon and apple are delicious paired. I love muffin as breakfast.

  30. These look so yummy! I’ve never tried breakfast muffins before so I might try and make them x

  31. Kecia says:

    Ohh, these muffins look super yummy. They would be so easy to make at the beginning of the week for a quick and healthy breakfast.

  32. Rachel says:

    These look delicious! I have to try these. My kids would gobble them up and I think I would too.

  33. Amanda Love says:

    Apple and Cinnamon are two of my most favorite combinations! It would be awesome to have those for breakfast in muffin form! Thanks for this lovely recipe! There’s nothing like waking the kids up to the smell of cinnamon in the morning.

  34. HilLesha says:

    I love muffins, but I have never tried cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins before. Thank you for sharing the recipe!


  35. These muffins look scrumptious! And I adore all of your photos showing every step. It’s like food for the eyes and food for your belly, all together.

  36. Krystle Cook says:

    This is one of my favorite kinds of oatmeal and so I would love these. I am going to have to give them a try.

  37. Krystle Cook says:

    I love muffins because they are a great breakfast on the go. These look like they would be so good for you too.

  38. Robin Rue says:

    I love muffins because they are a great breakfast on the go. These look like they would be so good for you too.


  39. Love these! Gotta love a healthy treat in the morning that won’t leave you hungry an hour later!

  40. This looks so yummy! I love apple cinnamon anything and these seem pretty easy to make too which I love!

  41. Brittany says:

    Oh these look delicious! I love making muffins to start our mornings off with. My kids will love it when they get to help me whip up a batch of these!

  42. Tasha says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! I need to go to the grocery store and pick up these ingredients. I now the kids will live them!

  43. Katriza says:

    Oatmeal & Muffins! You won me over! I could make these so easily and my kids would love it since they love their oatmeal and muffins! This sounds delicious and something my husband would love to me too!

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