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Oat, Cheddar & Apple Breakfast Muffins W/Bacon Streusel Topping|Craving Something Healthy

Oat, Cheddar & Apple Breakfast Muffins with Bacon Streusel Topping

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 large muffins
Author Craving Something Healthy


  • 2 cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 3/4 cup low fat 1% milk
  • 1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces shredded lite sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium sweet apple peeled and diced

For the Streusel Topping

  • 6 slices natural uncured bacon, cooked and drained well (be careful not to overcook the bacon because it will continue to cook in the oven)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Quaker Old Fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and set the oven rack to middle position. Spray a muffin tin with baking spray with flour and set aside.
  • Place the oats in a large sauté pan over high heat and toast until light golden in color.
  • Remove from heat and place oats in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the chopping blade. Process oats for about 30 seconds, or until finely ground.
  • In a lage mixing bowl, combine ground oats, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  • In another large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and oil, and stir to break up sugar and dissolve well.
  • Whisk milk, yogurt, and eggs into the oil/sugar mixture.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in two additions, and whisk together until just combined.
  • Fold shredded cheese and diced apple into the batter
  • Let the batter sit for about 20 minutes to thicken up.
  • While the batter is resting, combine remaining streusel ingredient in the bowl of the food processor, and pulse about 10 times until mixture is crumbly.
  • When batter has thickened, pour about 1 cup into each well of the muffin tin, and spoon about 1 tablespoon of streusel on top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.


Serving: 1g