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Apple & Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cups

35 min






10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

Oatmeal is generally a go-to for breakfast, but every once in a while, things need to be shaken up. These cups are fibre-packed and incredibly versatile, perfect for a busy morning, or simply enjoy as a snack.



35 min


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190° C).
  2. Line or lightly grease a muffin tin.
  3. To a large bowl, mix the ground flaxseed with the water. Let sit for 3 minutes to gel.
  4. Add the banana to the bowl and mash until pureed.
  5. Then add the applesauce, plant milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix until well combined.
  6. Then add the oats and stir to fully combine.
  7. Lastly, fold in the chopped apple and chocolate (reserve some for toppings).
  8. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin tins. Gently press any desired toppings into the top of the muffins before baking.
  9. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 20 - 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean, and the top is lightly golden.
  10. Let cool for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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Grains 51%

old-fashioned rolled oats

Proteins 10%

ground flaxseeds

unsweetened soy milk

peanut butter

Fruits & Veggies 39%

ripe banana

unsweetened applesauce



unsweetened soy milk


ground flaxseeds

peanut butter

chopped dairy-free dark chocolate

Nutrition info

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Mari - July 14, 2021, 4:26 p.m.

These were yummy! I forgot the minced apple, but these were still delicious. Thanks for the lovely recipe :)

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 1:20 a.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing, Mari, we're super glad to hear!

Clare - June 27, 2021, 8:21 p.m.

These muffins are just not my jam. They are a bit flavourless.

PUL Team - June 29, 2021, 2:20 a.m.

Hi Clare, thank you for the honest review. We're disappointed to hear the muffins weren't enjoyed and have noted down the feedback to help us improve. Do you know if the ingredients used were all fresh? This may be a possible area to check if you give the recipe another try! For example, the ripe banana, maple syrup and apple help to add a sweet flavour whereas the cinnamon adds some warm compliments which may be lessened if they've gone bad. In any case, we hope if you give a PUL recipe another chance it's enjoyed more ✨🙂

Sarena - June 21, 2021, 9:23 a.m.

Made for super delicious and quick breakfast snacks - thank you!

PUL Team - June 21, 2021, 9:24 a.m.

So glad you enjoyed it Sarena! 😊

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 5:12 p.m.

These are lovely! I always enjoy these light-dessert type muffins and the ones with apple and banana are the best! 😊

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 11:31 p.m.

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the breakfast cups, Cris!

Louise Magnusson 🇸🇪 - March 22, 2021, 9:17 a.m.

Really nice and moist muffins for breakfast! I used grated apple instead of minced, which worked well. I had to bake the muffins at 200 degrees Celsius for 25 min (due to moist from the grated apple I guess), but it was worth it😋 They got a nice caramelised flavour, and the combination with cinnamon is a winner. I’ll consider however to add cardamom as a “flavour buddy”.
The sole disadvantage with this recipe is that a muffin isn’t sufficient for breakfast😂. Blueberries are good complement!

PUL Team - April 1, 2021, 4:55 p.m.

Thank you for sharing, Louise! Indeed grating the apple would add some moisture. We love the idea of adding cardamom and serving the breakfast cups with blueberries 😍