When the leaves start to change colors, you know it’s time for all the apple cider kinds of foods.  These apple cider muffins are everything you have ever imagined using unsweetened applesauce instead of oil to make them deliciously moist.  They are stuffed with apples, oats and contain apple cider and are just 125 calories each.

Stuffed Apple Cider Muffins on a cooling rack.

I absolutely love apples and any recipe that has apples in it, which is why this stuffed apple cider muffin recipe is SO good.  

I mean, look at these apples stuffed into these muffins.  Holy moly – they are SO good.

6 Apple Cider Muffins in the background with 1 in the foreground cut in half.

What I love about these muffins is how many apples they have in them – and the apple cider really gives them a moist, delicious flavor.  

Did you know that these muffins don’t use any butter?  You wouldn’t know that if you tasted them….they are that good! These are great muffins to eat for breakfast (or at any time of day).

Close-up view of muffins on cooling rack.

If you are interested in additional breakfast recipes, you might like this  Apple Cider Pancakes recipe.

Apple Cider Muffins

Dash of Herbs
Low fat and just 125 calories each
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Breakfast
Servings 12 servings
Calories 125 kcal


  • 2 apples diced. Any sweet apples would work.
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small skillet, cook the apples with the 1/2 cup apple cider and a pinch of cinnamon at medium-low heat. Cook until it gets nice and carmelized.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg and the brown sugar. You don't want to have any lumps. Add in the apple sauce and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
  • Add in the dry ingredients to the wet ones, mixing until combined. Fold in the apples and mix together.
  • Pour the mixture into a prepared muffin pan and cook for about 15-18 minutes.


Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 197mgPotassium: 158mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 46IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Hi Susan, thanks for pointing out the discrepancy, the recipe is quite old so I made two batches yesterday to test again. The half cup of cider is used to cook the apples only. I’ve just updated the recipe to remove the cider from step 5.

  2. A question: Step 4 adds apple cider, but the 1/2 cup in the ingredients is already used to cook the apples. Do we add additional cider? Because the apples in Step 5, I assume include the cider they were cooked in.

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