Apple Pecan Muffins With Streusel Topping

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 18


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup oat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup greek yogurt
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 small apples, diced
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon butter, diced apples and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a warm skillet and sauté until apples just begin to soften.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Melt remaining butter in a small bowl.
  5. For streusel, add oats, 1 tablespoon pecans and brown sugar to melted butter and mix until well blended. Set aside.
  6. In small bowl, combine flours, baking soda, baking powder, remaining cinnamon and salt.
  7. In large bowl, combine egg, greek yogurt, honey, oil, applesauce, water and vanilla and mix until well combined
  8. (should be creamy).
  9. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients until well blended.
  10. With a spoon, stir in apples and pecans.
  11. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-quarters full.
  12. Sprinkle streusel on each muffin top.
  13. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  14. Cool for 5-10 minutes.
  15. Enjoy!

Nutritional data

Serving size: 1 muffin
Calories: 141
Fat: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 19 grams
Protein: 3 grams

Nutritional data is approximate.


Guess what tomorrow is? It's the first day of school for my ever-growing second grader. Woo hoo!!! After a summer of not-so-great eating, I informed the princess that I would no longer be buying cereal. Period. She didn't take the news that well until I told her I planned to make muffins for her for breakfast. That immediately perked her up. My poor kids. I haven't baked in months so the thought of muffins made their day. I asked my daughter what type of muffin she wanted to which she replied "I don't care. All of your muffins are good." Such a good daughter. I probed her a little more and she decided that she wanted apple muffins. I made apple muffins once a really long time ago and never wrote the recipe down. I hopped on to the website and pulled up my Morning Glory Muffins since it's a pretty good base. I tweaked a few things here and there, through in some pecans, topped it with some streusel and called it a day. The results? The kids downed 2 in a matter of minutes. They wanted more but I told them no. These aren't overly sweet because we used Gala apples. If you like your apples a little sweeter, opt for Granny Smith or the like. For us, we don't like super sweet so this was a nice muffin to start the day.