a whole wheat muffin broken open in front of a tray of baked muffins with roasted apples

Whole Wheat Muffins with Cinnamon Roasted Apples

Healthy Whole Wheat Muffins with Cinnamon Roasted Apples! These muffins are super easy to make and are perfect for breakfast or a snack. A simple recipe with ingredients you probably already have at home.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Muffin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 186 kcal
Author Katie Trant


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup the good stuff, please!
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cinnamon roasted apples or other seasonal fruit
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350°F. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin, or line with parchment muffin liners.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, ricotta, eggs, vanilla, and maple syrup. 

  3. Add the flour, baking power, baking soda, and salt to the top of the wet ingredients, and give it a bit of a whisk, then stir the flour mixture into the wet mix until just barely combined. The muffin mix will be quite thick. Don't worry; it should be.

  4. Carefully fold in the cinnamon roasted apples. 

  5. Spoon equal amounts of the muffin mix into prepared 12 muffin cups.

  6. Place the tray into the oven, and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, rotating the pan once part way through. Muffins are done when they are puffed and golden, and a toothpick or small knife comes out clean.

  7. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat Muffins with Cinnamon Roasted Apples
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.