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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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25 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

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Lucia - Oct. 24, 2021, 11:43 p.m.

I need some advice. I tried the recipe. The interior remained wet despite baking it for 25min + 10min+ 10min- The last 10 min I raised the temperature to 400F. They are still not as expected. What could have gone wrong? One banana was very-very ripe, the other two just right. The apple was a good size one so I am thinking the batter was too wet. All other ingredients were as listed. Any thoughts?

PUL Team - Oct. 26, 2021, 4:51 a.m.

Hey Lucia, sorry to hear the recipe didn't work out as you'd have hoped. Everything you adjusted sounds perfectly fine, so I'm not entirely sure what could have gone wrong. Perhaps the oven setting itself, whether it was set to "conventional heating" (this is what we used) vs only "bottom element heating" vs "hot air" - these can all affect cooking time and therefore the final texture. The placement of the muffins on the rack can also make a difference - we always aim to place it on the centre rack for even heating throughout. Lastly, these muffins are a bit on the moist side naturally, so I wouldn't worry about a bit of moisture in the centre. If you'd prefer it dryer though, you can always decrease the amount of milk added next time by a bit. I hope this helps for now :)

Sam - Oct. 1, 2021, 3:57 p.m.

These are the best muffins ever! I've made them SO many time. I've made them according to the recipe and they are amazing! One time I made these I subbed a little bit of the dry ingredients for cocoa powder, flax, and chia seeds and then I subbed apples for blood oranges (wasn't apple season) and it tasted fantastic as well. You can't go wrong with this recipe.

PUL Team - Oct. 1, 2021, 6:53 p.m.

Oooh thank you for the insight, Sam, it's so appreciated! The substitutions sound delicious 😍

Anna - Aug. 7, 2021, 7:05 p.m.

This recipe is now one of our staples. These muffins were among the first solid foods we introduced to our infant and a year plus later we’re still using the recipe for the whole family. We alternate nut butters and sunflower seed butter, and we make double batches to freeze. Thanks for creating a simple, tasty, and nutritious recipe.

PUL Team - Aug. 8, 2021, 10:04 p.m.

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with this one, Anna, it's so appreciated :D

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 😍