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Breakfast, Dessert, Fall, Apples
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 12 muffins
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian


  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup EVOO – choose fruity
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 4 apples peeled, and cut into ¼" dice such as honey crisp, pink lady, or fuji


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a muffin tin with olive oil cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine the eggs and sugar in a bowl. Mix using a hand or electric mixer on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until pale yellow color. Add the oil and mix until well incorporated.  
  • Whisk the flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder together in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add the flour mixture to the batter and mix on low.  
  • Add the vanilla, applesauce and diced apples and continue to mix on low until just combined. 
  • Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffins cups and bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.  
  • Allow the muffins to rest for 10 minutes in pan, then remove and let cool fully on rack. 
  • Muffins may be frozen for up to 1 month. 


Inspired by Dr Weil’s Better-than-an-apple-a-day cake
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