One Bowl Applesauce Oatmeal muffins.

One-bowl muffins just like Grandma made them with applesauce, oatmeal, walnuts, and raisins. Extra moist and flavorful...make up a batch for a quick weekday breakfast!

Love muffins? Try my Pistachio Muffins...they are Levi's favorite!

I hesitated to put out this recipe because it isn't flashy or world-changing, it isn't AH-MAZING…it's just a good and yummy muffin recipe that feeds your family in a quick hurry.

But I've been making them for years. This recipe comes from an old church cookbook marked up with somebody's notes and stains.

applesauce muffins with raisins and walnuts

Applesauce takes the place of a majority of the oil in these muffins helping the muffins be a bit healthier and reducing the fat content.

I usually use homemade applesauce that has already been sweetened. If using unsweetened applesauce you may want to increase the sugar by a tablespoon or two.

yogurt, applesauce, sugar, and egg being mixed for applesauce muffins

This recipe I found years ago in an old church cookbook and have used it for years in various versions. This recipe brings simple flavor in an easy recipe with easy ingredients. I appreciate that!

My muffins are a bit heavy?

These muffins are a bit on the heavy side and always have been because of the high amount of applesauce to flour ratio. If you like yours lighter and more cakey remove the oats and increase the flour to 2 cups.

Oatmeal, raisins, and flour for oatmeal applesauce muffins

I like the added nutrients of oatmeal and although the muffins are a bit dense, they are chock full of flavor and moisture.

My son cleans up 3 of these before I even turn around. In my book, that's a winner!

Muffin batter going into the oven.

These muffins will take a good 30 minutes to bake up. If you decide to forgo the oats in favor of more flour you will want to decrease that cooking time to about 20-25 minutes.

A counter full of applesauce muffins

Can I skip the raisins and nuts?

Of course! Those are included to add nutrition to these. You could sub out other dried fruits, chocolate chips, or nuts...if you prefer.

Can I freeze these muffins?

Absolutely. In fact, I often make up an extra batch simply to freeze them. You can even take them out of the freezer one at a time and set them on the counter. They will thaw to room temperature in a couple of hours. Perfect for packing in lunches or using for afternoon snacks!

Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins

Full of flavor and nutrition, these applesauce muffins are full of delicious nutrition!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 159 kcal


  • cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup oil any oil will do.
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 T oatmeal add more as needed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup golden raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together egg and sugar. Beat well.
  • Add applesauce, yogurt, and vanilla. Beat well.
  • Add flour, baking powder, spices, oatmeal, and raisins. Stir gently just until mixed
  • Divide batter amongst 12 lined muffin tins.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top.


Calories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 31IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple, muffin, oatmeal
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8 thoughts on “One Bowl Applesauce Oatmeal muffins.”

  1. These look yummy! I don't see the nuts listed in the recipe.
    Did you use quick oats or old fashioned oats?

    1. I use old-fashioned oats most often but quick oats work fine, as well. I use either, depending on what I have on hand. I should get those nuts in the recipe! Usually I use about 1/4-1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans but it is totally up to you as to how many you like in yours!

  2. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    You don't need all the steps in pictures -- you know TMI -- and usually I like the pretty pictures. I even like the tomatoes in the photo, makes a person wonder? Hmmmmm! What are they going to do with that? Is it a snack? Could it be for a fantastic salad? The possibilities are endless. I wish I had a helper in my kitchen -- oh wait! I do! My Honey! But he doesn't giggle -- I guess I just have to take what I've got :-) And I am lucky and so are you two. Love the blog.

    1. Thanks, Marisa! And maybe we'll have to start putting random objects in all our photos...just to see who notices.

  3. Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly

    Yum! Those sound really yummy! If I was more organized I'd make those the night before for my kids' breakfast. ;)

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