Applesauce Chia Muffins

Applesauce Chia Muffins – a better way to start your day! Packed with protein from Greek yogurt and chia seeds, and deliciously apple spiced. These muffins are not too sweet, but can be adapted to your sweet tooth as necessary.
Applesauce Chia Muffins in a muffin tray.
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5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 214kcal
Author Liren Baker


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar to taste (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil olive oil or unsalted butter
  • 1 cup applesauce see notes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 400°Line a muffin pan with liners, parchment paper, or lightly grease with coconut oil, olive oil or flour.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cloves.
  • In another small bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, melted coconut oil, applesauce, and vanilla until smooth. Mix in the Greek yogurt and chia seeds until blended. Stir in the egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until just combined. Do not overmix the batter, you want it to be lumpy.
  • Distribute the batter into the prepared muffin pan and sprinkle with the demerara sugar and cinnamon. Place in the oven and bake for about 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place the muffins on a wire rack to cool before enjoying.


I used sweetened applesauce in this recipe and used less brown sugar than I normally would use in a muffin, but found the muffins sweet enough for our liking. If you use unsweetened applesauce, be sure to adjust your sugar accordingly. And if you prefer a sweeter muffin overall, then you may want to add an extra 1/4 cup of brown sugar to what I list here.
Adapted heavily from Applesauce Spice Muffins, Gourmet (November, 2003) via Epicurious.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg
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