Easy Healthy Breakfast Muffin Recipe

Apple Granola Muffins--Healthy and Delicious


Who doesn’t love a muffin? And when you’re allowed to have one of these healthy muffins at breakfast then you’re sure to get your day off to a good start. Our apple and granola muffins are full of fibre, fruit, and milk–just like any breakfast should be. They are the perfect option if you are late for school, or maybe you can even sneak one into your lunchbox!

Is It Really OK to Eat Muffins at Brekkie?

Mix granola ingredients with your hands--it's not sticky!These muffins are fine to eat at breakfast, but of course not every day.

  • We’ve used less sugar than you would usually use in a muffin recipe as the natural sweetness of the apple means you don’t need to use as much sugar from the bag.
  • Granola has oats to make your tummy feel full, seeds to add healthy oils and fibre, and dried fruit to add even more fibre. Fibre is good for our bodies in lots of ways but mostly it helps to keep our insides clean and free of bad bacteria. (It makes going to the toilet easier too.)
  • Milk is used as one of our wet ingredients to add calcium. Calcium helps to keep our bones and teeth strong and healthy.
  • Apples contain fibre too, and also a good amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C is extremely good at protecting our bodies against infections.

Stuff You’ll Need

Granola muffin ingredientsMakes 15

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 125g light brown sugar
  • 250ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g butter
  • 2 apples
  • 70g granola

Let’s Get Going

Preheat the oven to 180c, 350f, gas 4

Sieve the flour1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar.

2. Melt the butter in an a microwave. Put it into a jug with the milk and egg and beat it all together.

3.Get your grown-up to peel and core the apples, and you can then grate them, or leave that to your grown-up to help you too.


Mix wet and dry ingredients together4. Pour the contents of the jug into the flour mix and stir–it doesn’t matter if it’s a bit lumpy.



Mix everything together--it should be lumpy5. Throw in the apples and 1/2 (35-40g) of the granola in, and mix those in too.




fill cases halfway6. Fill muffin cases about halfway, and sprinkle the rest of the granola over the top.

7. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.



And that’s how you make healthy muffins! They are at their best when served warm, but will keep for a few days in an airtight container.

Pile of healthy muffins--great for kids to make

Think this recipe is too easy? Try making homemade granola to use in this recipe next time–yummers!

Yummy Granola--Kids can make their own breakfast cerealMake These into Brain-Boosting Muffins!

Seeds are rich in healthy oils, and Omega-3 oil is the one that has been proven in tests to help you concentrate better in school. Yep, eating seeds and nuts can really boost your brain power. If you like the taste then why not add an extra small handful (20g) of seeds or chopped nuts to your muffin mix.

Try chopped walnuts and flax seeds if you want to give these muffins extra brain-boosting power, but all nuts and seeds are good.

What do you think? Can you think of anything else to add to these muffins to make them healthier and more yummers?

Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends!

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