• Shannon Crocker, RD PHEc

Apple Pie Muffin Top Cookies


Apple Pie Muffin Top Cookies

For those of you who think that the best part of a muffin is the TOP, these Muffin Top Cookies are for you!


Better-For-You Baking

Part muffin, part cookie, this “Muffin Top Cookie” is made with nourishing ingredients like apples, oats and ground flax so they are a delicious better-for-you baked good that's super for snacking.


Bonus: with some simple swaps, this one cookie recipe can be easily switched up to make three different versions!

The Apple Pie Muffin Top Cookie

The Apple Carrot Cake Muffin Top Cookie

The Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookie

An Energizing Snack

Try adding a good schmear of almond butter to one of these cookies – the combo of fibre, healthy fats and protein from the cookies and almonds is super tasty and provides a sustained energizing boost.



Snack on This Cookie


Apple Pie Muffin Top Cookies


Makes: 24 cookies


1 cup grated apples, packed

1 cup finely chopped apple

1/2 cup canola oil

1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed

2 eggs

2 tsp lemon juice

1 ½ cups large flake rolled oats

1 cup barley flour (or whole wheat)

1/4 cup ground flaxseed

2 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt


Preheat oven to 350ᵒF (180ᵒC). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, stir together the apples, canola oil, brown sugar, eggs, and lemon juice until well combined.


In another bowl, stir together the oats, flour, ground flax, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.


Add the dry ingredients to the apple mixture and stir until just combined.

Scoop heaping tablespoons onto the baking sheets about 1 inch (2.5cm) apart. Bake for 14 to 15 minutes, rotating pans halfway through.


Store uncovered at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge (covered) for up to 1 week. Freeze for up to 3 months.



Switch it Up!


Carrot Cake Muffin Top Cookie

Replace the chopped apple with 1 cup of grated carrot. Replace the lemon juice with 1 tsp vanilla. Add in 1/2 cup of finely chopped roasted almonds and 1/2 cup raisins (optional).

Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookie

Simply add a handful of chocolate chips to either batter!

Disclaimer: This website is designed to provide basic nutrition inspiration only and is not meant as a substitute for personal health or nutrition advice from your registered dietitian. 

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