oatmeal blueberry applesauce muffins

I for one sometimes need a little lightening up especially after making two different kinds of cake in the past month. So when the guilt is running a little high, I turn to a muffin like this for breakfast.  These oatmeal blueberry applesauce muffins are light, moist, and packed with flavor…things one wouldn’t necessarily expect from a muffin containing whole wheat flour and applesauce.  But these muffins will surprise you.  They certainly surprised both of us and we fell in love with them.  I know I’ve said before here that I’ve found my go-to blueberry muffin recipe but now there’s some competition.

Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins

  • Prep Time: 10min
  • Cook Time: 16-18min
  • Yield: 12-15 muffins


1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
1 ¼ cups old-fashioned oats
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¾ tsp cinnamon
¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup low-fat buttermilk
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tbsp canola oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and patted dry


  • 01

    Preheat oven to 375° F.  Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper cases or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  • 02

    In a large bowl whisk the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together.  In a medium bowl stir the applesauce, buttermilk, sugar, oil, and egg together.  Make a well in dry ingredients and pour in applesauce mixture.  Stir until just moist.  Fold in blueberries.  Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

  • 03

    Bake for 16-18 minutes.  Cool the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes then remove the muffins and allow them to cool completely before serving.

adapted from Joy the Baker

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  • October 10, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    How funny!! I just made these but I found them on a different website and chose to sub blueberries for the raisins the recipe called for! Here I thought I was so crafty lol! I am posting them next week… they were so tasty!

  • Annie
    October 10, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    I love these things! I’ve been thinking of making them again soon.

  • October 14, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    Thanks for the recommendation. If you don’t mind, I will share a link to this post on my school blog. I’m always looking for recipes to share so kids won’t be eating so much junk….they come with bags of potato chips and their venti Starbucks frapuccinos:( I host a weekly blog event called Crock Pot Wednesday and would love for you to join me.

  • October 15, 2009 at 7:32 AM

    These look delicious and healthy 🙂 Thanks for posting this recipe – I hope to make it for breakfast sometime

  • October 17, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    I made these muffins just now and ate the first one. Oh my, they are good! I did add about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and I didn’t use the whole wheat flour cause I didn’t have any. My husband is now on his third one!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  • October 20, 2009 at 12:14 AM

    omg, my mouth literally started watering when I saw the pictures of these. I love homemade muffins, and these look soft and just so tasty. I work with Del Monte and if you’re looking to expand on your desserts, we have a lot of recipes out that are made from our Fruit Chillers, frozen treats made from natural fruits. We have different flavors, and the Fruit Chillers are great on their own as well :). If you’re interested, check out our website and browse through the recipes yourself!


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  • Manda
    August 18, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    This was a very good basic recipe! This was the first recipe i tried and made modifications to the recipe as to suit my taste! But overall a great basic recipe to build on!!

  • Vickie
    April 18, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Do you have the nutritional information for these muffins? I would really like to have that if you can provide it. By the way these are very yummy. Thanks. Vickie

    • April 18, 2012 at 8:29 PM

      Vickie: No, I’m sorry but I don’t. Try Sparkpeople.com – you can enter the ingredients and the website gives you validated nutritional information.

  • Melissa Marley
    July 9, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Would you share the calories for this please?

    • Tara
      July 10, 2019 at 1:26 PM

      Hi Melissa, I’m sorry but I don’t calculate the calories for my recipes on the site. I believe Google has a calorie calculator available and all you’ll need to do is plug in the ingredients and servings. Hope this helps!