Kids are already heading back to school, and the scent of fall is in the air in the early mornings (lol, plus, we’re getting up earlier since those kiddos are going back to school). It’s the perfect time for Trim Healthy Mamas to embrace the flavors of fall with these apple pie muffins with crave-worthy crumble.
Even better– for those busy mornings, these easy apple pie muffins can be made ahead of time!
And the crave-worthy crumble topping is SO good that you’ll find yourself wanting to sneak it onto all your baked goods. It takes these muffins from yummy-but-this-might-be-healthy to YUMMY-bakery-worthy muffins.
For my Trim Healthy Mamas, this is a delicious E recipe with lots of healthy carbs. It’s a nice way to get in cholesterol-busting oats without eating oatmeal for the 17th time this week.
And, for THM, the Crave-Worthy Crumble turns these muffins into an elusive, amazing THM E dessert. THM E desserts are harder to find for me, but this one fits the bill perfectly!
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Apple Pie Muffin Healthy Stuff
As an integrative medicine physician assistant, I gotta sneak that in so you know all the amazing things that healthy, slow-burning carbs can do for your body!
Oats are also known for their ability to improve cholesterol levels and are recommended as a heart-healthy food.
Related Post: Why Your Body Needs Healthy Carbs
Add Some Protein to Your Apple Pie Muffins
Also, if you’re following THM (which you should, because it’s amazing) please be sure to add some extra protein to this easy E breakfast.
You could also have them on the side with an egg white omelet for extra protein.
The added protein will help to keep your blood sugar levels steady for hours to come.
The Crave-Worthy Crumble
I should probably apologize… I created this crave-worthy crumble recipe over a year ago and have been slow to get it up on the blog.
And your poor taste buds have been deprived of the goodness. But no longer! Grab your apron and whip these up right away!
To stick to THM E guidelines, we need to keep the serving size to just 1-2 muffins. The crumble adds 2.2 grams of fat to each muffin, and the hardest part about making these apple pie muffins is sticking to the serving guidelines. 🙂
Also, in my opinion, the crumble tastes the very best fresh out the oven. It can also be made ahead, though, and it stays “crumbly” best if stored in the fridge (it gets a little mushy when stored in the pantry and of course it’ll go bad faster).
THM “Brown Sugar” Options
You can probably make these muffins without sugar-free brown sugar if you want to, but my whole family really loves this recipe with “brown sugar” in it.
Whatever sugar-free “brown sugar” option you use, please be sure that it’s a 1:1 exchange for sugar. You need the bulk of the sweetener in this recipe for the delicious topping.
Using “brown sugar” adds such a delicious, caramel-tasting component to this recipe (especially the crumble topping), and here’s some fast and easy options for your own sugar-free “brown sugar.”
Make your own with either of these two yummy recipes:
If you’re looking for a quick and convenient option (shout out to my THM Drive Thru Sues!), check out these options:
Swerve makes a brown sugar replacement that is considered on plan.
Sukrin Gold is considered a personal choice item with THM.
To save money (because I love saving money and staying on plan), I sometimes make this recipe with coconut sugar for my family. I use coconut sugar for feeding my kiddos or my husband who runs marathons. When at goal weight (not in weight loss mode), occasionally I’ll have one muffin made with coconut sugar.
Be warned– Coconut sugar, while it is on plan in small amounts, is NOT a sugar-free option and WILL increase the carb count for these apple pie muffins.
Looking for more yummy, make-ahead breakfast recipes? These are two of our family favorites:
Do you struggle with THM E meals (healthy carbs)? I’ve gotchya covered, friend!
- Easiest E Meals Ever for Busy Trim Healthy Mamas
- Giant List of the Most Delicious E Meals from THM Bloggers
So good, so good for you… these amazing muffins double as a favorite THM E dessert! Recipe makes 15 muffins, stick to 1-2 for a Trim Healthy Mama E recipe.
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats, ground into a fine flour
- 3/4 cup sugar free "brown sugar"
- 3 egg whites
- 1/2 cup sugar-free applesauce
- 3/4 tsp apple pie spice
- 2.25 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup sugar-free "brown sugar"
- 1/4 cup sprouted whole wheat flour
- 3 Tbl butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Ground oats into fine powder (I use my blender).
Add other ingredients to oats in blender. Blender well until all ingredients are well combined and smooth.
Spoon muffins into greased muffin tins. Should make 15 muffins.
Spoon Crave-Worthy Crumble onto muffins.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and have it come out clean.
Add "brown sugar" and flour. Combine well with a small spoon.
Spoon on top of muffins before cooking.
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