An apple a day keeps the doctor away- right?! Whether that’s true or not, you need to use your apples to make these muffins. The apples keep the muffins moist and the cinnamon adds the perfect flavor. Both of those – apples and cinnamon – have amazing health benefits as well. 

Apples are packed with fiber and they promote healthy digestion. According to research from NIH, they also contain antioxidants that help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease and certain cancers. The high levels of vitamin C in apples boost immune function and collagen production for healthy skin. The natural compounds in apples have been linked to improved lung function and a reduced risk of asthma. Additionally, their low calorie and fat content make them a nutritious snack option. 

According to Cleveland Clinic, Cinnamon’s active compounds possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may help reduce inflammation and combat oxidative stress in the body. Cinnamon has been associated with improved blood sugar control by increasing insulin sensitivity, making it beneficial for individuals with diabetes or insulin resistance. It may also help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, reducing the risk of heart disease. Incorporating cinnamon into your diet can be a flavorful way to boost your overall health.

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Three reasons why you need to try these Apple Cinnamon Muffins 

They are portable. 

Whether it’s a breakfast on the go or a healthy snack that you need, muffins are the answer. You don’t need a microwave, you don’t need a fork, and you barely even need a napkin. It’s the perfect – non-processed – portable food. 

They are under 100 calories. 

Coffee shop muffins always look fantastic in the display case, but they can be over 300 calories. These apple cinnamon muffins are under 100 calories each. That means you can have two and still not use as many calories as a typical bakery muffin.  

They are low in sodium.

By reducing sodium intake, blood pressure can be better regulated, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Lower sodium intake also helps prevent fluid retention and decreases the strain on the kidneys. By focusing on whole foods (like these muffins) and limiting processed and packaged foods, you can achieve a low-sodium diet, which contributes to a healthier lifestyle and reduces the risk of various health complications.

Ingredients you need to make Apple Cinnamon Muffins: 

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large apple, peeled and diced
  • *Optional topping: ½ tsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon 

How to make Apple Cinnamon Muffins: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a regular-size muffin tin. 
  2. In a bowl whisk together your eggs and sugar, and stir in applesauce, yogurt, and vanilla.
  3. Mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and diced apples. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mixing the apples with the flour first will help prevent them from falling to the bottom of the muffins. 
  4. Divide batter into 10 regular muffin cups. Make sure they are sprayed and do not use liners because they will stick. Sprinkle with the optional topping if desired. (Mix together the cinnamon and sugar to create the topping). 
  5. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Let cool. Enjoy! 

Makes 10 muffins. Nutrition info per muffin: Calories 93,  Fat 1.9g, Saturated fat 0.4g,  Carbs 16g,  Fiber 1g, Sugars 6g, Sodium 74 mg, Protein 4g.

WW Points 

  • Eggs 0 points
  • Brown sugar 5 points
  • Nonfat plain Greek yogurt 0 points 
  • Unsweetened apple sauce 0 points
  • All-purpose flour 13 points 
  • Baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla 0 points
  • Apple 0 points

2 points per muffin based on the WW app recipe creator.  

If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 

Personal Points- 2 using WW recipe builder 

Smart points freestyle- (blue & purple) 2 using WW recipe builder

Smart points- (green) 2 using SP calculator

Points plus- 2 using PP calculator

Different ways to change up this recipe: 

  • Warm two of these up, spray with spray butter and drizzle on some sugar-free syrup, and you’ve got a delicious comforting breakfast. 
  • You can make a gluten-free version by using a gluten-free flour blend instead. Almond flour would add points and would also create too soft of a muffin. 
  • Create an “apple pie sundae” by crumbling up one of these muffins and toasting it in the oven until the crumbs are slightly dry. Put the crumbs into a bowl as the base of your sundae. Top with ½ cup Halo Top vanilla bean ice cream and ¼ cup sugar-free apple pie filling. 
  • You can make this into an Apple Cinnamon Loaf by baking it in a loaf pan. Top the loaf with a drizzle of sugar-free caramel. 
  • During the spring, peaches would be a fantastic substitute for the apples. 
  • You can use pumpkin puree instead of the applesauce, or even a mashed banana. Either one will provide the same moisture to the muffins, but with a slightly different flavor and different nutrients. The points will stay the same. 

Tips and Tricks for Apple Cinnamon Muffins. 

  • Store these in the fridge for 2-3 days. 
  • If you know you’re not going to eat them in 3 days, store some in the freezer. 
  • Use self-rising flour instead of all-purpose and baking powder for a quicker recipe prep. 
  • Do not make the batter ahead of time. Baking powder can lose its potency as it sits. So the batter needs to be baked right away. 
  • Around the holidays, add some nutmeg along with the cinnamon for a classic holiday spice. 
  • Use raw sugar instead of white sugar for the topping. You’ll get that classic bakery crunch. 
  • Don’t overmix the batter! Gently fold in the dry ingredients when you’re mixing everything at the end. Once you can barely see that all the flour is mixed in, stop stirring. Continuing to mix it will toughen the batter. 

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4.03 from 42 votes

Apple cinnamon greek yogurt muffins

By: Drizzle
Servings: 10
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
2P, 2 SP blue, green & purple/2PP

Ingredients 

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup non fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large apple, peeled and diced
  • *Optional to top with cinnamon sugar, I mixed 1/2 tsp of sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon and sprinkled on top before baking

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a regular size muffin tin *note- this recipe makes 10 muffins
  • In a bowl whisk together your eggs and sugar, stir in applesauce, yogurt and vanilla.
  • Mix in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon, fold in diced apples.
  • Divide batter into 10 regular muffin cups, make sure they are sprayed, do not use liners they will stick. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, optional
  • Bake in oven for 25 minutes, let cool, makes 10 muffins, best stored in fridge and after 2-3 days best to freeze.

Notes

Points- 2
Personal Points- 2 using WW recipe builder 
Smart points freestyle- (blue & purple) 2 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- (green) 2 using SP calculator
Points plus- 2 using PP calculator
 

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 4gFat: 1.9gSaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 74mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 6.1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Muffins
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  1. Made these today, I did not have a large apple, used a medium sized Granny Smith and added two stalks of diced rhubarb. Also, I used a silicone muffin pan. I used raw sugar for the cinnamon topping and divided between the bottom of the muffin pan and the top of the muffins. I like bigger muffins because I will usually each only one instead of two or three of the smaller ones. I got six nice muffins from your recipe and figured each muffin was still only 3 points. and they were delicious! thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi Steven, I’m so glad you enjoyed them and made them work for you 🙂 3 points for a big muffin is a win in my books!!

    1. All the nutritional info is at the bottom of the recipe, I only made this recipe as it is shown so I am not sure how much using banana would change it but check my other muffin recipes, there are several with banana

  2. Can I make this without the whole apple in it? Would I have to add any additional applesauce? Thanks

  3. I used 1 tbsp. splenda brown sugar to bring it down to 1 SP per muffin. These are amazing !!! taste like homemade apple strudel.

  4. I just made these for breakfast. These were great. Great flavor and very satisfying. I used ff vanilla Greek yogurt and only one tablespoon of brown sugar. I also cooked them 5 minutes longer so they wouldn’t be mushy inside. The only thing I would change is add a pinch of salt. But a great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    1. So glad you enjoyed them Toni, I usually don’t bake with salt just a personal preference but yes definitely if you are used to it 🙂

  5. These are really good! The only change I would personally make is add more apple. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi Karen, I am not experienced too much baking with almond flour/meal but I know it bakes different, all I can suggest is to try it