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Healthy Apple Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Healthy apple muffins with healthier cream cheese frosting are the perfect fall treat - make apple muffins healthy by reducing the sugar and using a yogurt based frosting

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Baked Goods, Kid friendly
Keyword healthy recipe, healthy snack, muffin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 147 kcal
Author Morgan



  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 TBS white sugar
  • 3 TBS brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of grated apples with juice


  • 1 8- oz brick of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup of thick Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 TBS of maple syrup to taste.
  • Optional: red dye red sprinkles


To make muffins:

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Combine dry ingredients and set aside. Combine wet ingredients before folding into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  2. Prepare your muffin tins by balling up a small amount of tin foil and adding to your muffin tin between the pan and paper liner. 

  3. Spray your muffin liners with non-stick spray to ensure they don't stick. Pour batter into the prepared cups and bake 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

To make frosting:

  1. Whip cream cheese until light before adding yogurt, vanilla, and sweetener to taste and whipping until totally combined. If using food dye, add now - start with 15 drops and go from there.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Apple Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1.18g7%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.78g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.7g
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 109mg5%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 5.7g6%
Protein 2.6g5%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.