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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 186kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350°F. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin, or line with parchment muffin liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, ricotta, eggs, vanilla, and maple syrup. 
  • 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.
  • Carefully fold in the cinnamon roasted apples. 
  • Spoon equal amounts of the muffin mix into prepared 12 muffin cups.
  • 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.
  • Cool on a wire rack.


  • Nutrition values are an estimate only.
  • I don't have / can't find white whole wheat flour. Bummer, man. But don't sweat it! You can substitute half regular whole wheat with half all-purpose flour, or use whole wheat pastry flour in place of white whole wheat. 
  • What can I use in place of cinnamon roasted apples? Soooooo many options. These whole wheat muffins are delicious with summer berries (esp blueberries and blackberries) diced peaches, or even raisins. 
  • You seem like a lazy baker. Can I sift / mix in more than one bowl? I am, and you may. 
  • I don't have parchment paper / can't find muffin liners. No problem, just give the muffin tins a good old greasing with some butter (my preference) or oil. 
  • Can I freeze these muffins? Please do! Most muffins freeze like a charm, and these are no exception. 


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 0.8mg