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Maple-Pecan Oat Muffins With Brown Sugar Crunch

Course Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine American, canadian
Keyword baked, baked good, healthy snack, muffin, oats, protein
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup unsweet almond milk (or any milk you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees and spray a 12-muffin tin with non-stick spray.

  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to thoroughly combine.

  3. Distribute the muffin batter between the cups. Tap the tin on the counter a few times to get any air bubbles out of the batter. Top each muffin with 1 tsp brown sugar, if desired (this is what forms the brown sugar crunch on top!)

  4. Bake for 27 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, typically between 25 and 30 minutes. Serve hot with butter or desired topping!