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I am ecstatic that these apple muffins turned out as well as they did! They are healthier than most muffins and are vegan!!
Even my husband couldn’t get enough of them! And that’s really says something, he usually passes on anything I make, especially if I tell him it’s healthy! So, gather up your little baking helpers (or your children old enough to help), and you may want to double the recipe!!
I created this recipe about a year ago, when I was in the beginning stages of just playing with the idea of making my own recipes. So, at first, I wasn’t betting too much on these muffins even tasting edible.
So, I, along with my husband and two little girls, were pleasantly surprised; which is why these are called Surprisingly Delicious Apple Muffins!!!
They were absolutely delicious! If I remember right, my husband probably took about 6 of them after he tried his first, and it was a miracle he even tried them at all! He doesn’t like it when I use healthy ingredients when I bake, he just assumes anything that’s supposed to be healthy won’t taste good. So, I told him that I used normal baking ingredients, and I did; normal for me. But, I bet he’s glad he tried them, these tasty little muffins didn’t make it past two days in our home!!
And the fact that these muffins turned out so good somewhat inspired me to want to take up baking. So, the reason that there are any other recipes on this site, were seeded from the success of this recipe!!
Now that I currently get to be a stay at home mommy, I’ve been able to start baking and cooking more. I’ve been able to enjoy being home with my girls and watch them grow. It doesn’t matter how much I tell them to stop, they keep growing up and becoming more beautiful and clever. They grow up so fast, you could probably relate. But, as you probably know, being a stay at home mom isn’t always easy. Go to my ‘Tips for Moms’ section on this site if you need help with that!!
But, to get back to what you came here for, my surprisingly delicious apple muffins recipe. Which are also a part of the A to Z healthy snack series that you can check out here.
For the muffins, the easiest way to get started is to gather all of the ingredients and the utensils you will need. Such as measuring cups/spoons, mixing bowl, spoon, and something to cook the muffins in. If you want to bake muffins like I do, then use silicone baking cups on a cookie tray. They are so much easier to use than a muffin tin, and you can bake however many muffins you want without having to put water in the empty spaces. I literally threw my muffin tin out when I bought my silicone baking cups, that’s how much I love and trust these. Plus, they come in fun colors and shapes. I have regular round ones and heart shaped ones.
I don’t know about you, but I hate it when I see a recipe that says to mix half the ingredients in one mixing bowl and a few more ingredients in another mixing bowl, and that everything has to be added in a specific order. It’s tedious and causes more dishes to have to be washed. And, I don’t like washing dishes! In this recipe, the only thing you have to worry about as far as the order of ingredients goes, is to mix dry ingredients together first, then add in all of the wet ingredients. Simple as that!
Let’s Start Baking
After you gathered all the ingredients, mix together the dry ingredients. The coconut sugar, oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. If you don’t know how to make oat flour, it’s easy. Just grind oats with a milling blade (I use my nutri bullet), or just use coffee grinder.
Then add in the flax egg, vanilla, and melted coconut oil. If you’ve never made a flax egg before, don’t worry, it’s almost as easy as making the oat flour. All you have to do is add 1 tablespoon of flax seed meal(ground flax seeds- you can grind them the same way you did for the oat flour) with 2 and a half tablespoons of water. Then let it sit for a few minutes to become more of an egg like texture. Don’t add the flax egg in until the flax seed meal and water have combined. After mixing in the wet ingredients it would be a good idea to turn the oven on to 350 degrees F.
The next step is to peel and cut up the apples. You’ll want to make sure you cut them quite small. I found it easiest to use the apple corer/slicer in the picture below and then cut up the apple slices.
Then add these in to the other ingredients and mix well.
Once everything is mixed, scoop it into the silicone baking cups, or your muffin tin. If you’re using muffin tins, make sure you don’t just place the mix into it without muffin tin liners, they may stick. That’s another plus with the silicone baking cups, nothing sticks to them!! You don’t even need to grease them, just fill them and when they’re done baking they pop right out when cool. These muffins crumble a little too, so it’ll be less messy with the silicone baking cups.
Like I said at the beginning, I wasn’t too sure of how these were going to turn out, so I did mix together some brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkled it on top of about two thirds of the muffins. All of the muffins turned out amazing though. So, up to you if you want to add that on top or not.
Surprisingly Delicious Healthy Apple Muffin Recipe!!!
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 2 cups oat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax seed meal mixed with 2 1/2 tbsp water)
- (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 cups chopped apples (or about 3 apples)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix together all dry ingredients. Grind oats and flax seeds if you don’t already have oat flour and flax seed meal prepped. Then make the flax egg by combining the flax seed meal and water and let sit for about 5 minutes. Next, add in all wet ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Then, chop up the apples into small pieces and add those in. Scoop mixture into muffin tin or baking cups. Optional: mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the muffins. Bake for 20 minutes. These muffins are crumbly and may not look done after the 20 minutes, but they are! Just let cool and enjoy!
*This recipe makes about 18 muffins
Don’t forget to leave a comment below to let me know what you think of them. And, share with any of your apple loving friends!!