I love Fall, one of my favourite seasons! You get to wear snugly, warm and oversized sweaters, grab a blanket and sit with a hot drink on the deck in the backyard while the sun shines on your face. Also a time where the leaves change colours which is one of nature’s most beautiful occurrences, and finally apple picking which is just a wonderful family activity. What’s one to do with all the apples? Make apple sauce, bake muffins, pies, apple crumble, etc. Here you’ll find a very simple apple spice muffin recipe which it both gluten and dairy free.
Apple spice muffin recipe (makes 12-15 muffins)
2 1/2 cups almond flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp pink salt or sea salt
1 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
4 pastured eggs
1/3 cup honey
1 cup unsweetened apple sauce (about 3 medium sized apples, peeled, steamed and mashed)
1/2 cup apple chunks or about 1 medium sized apple, peeled and cut into small piece
Optional: coconut sugar to sprinkle on top of muffins
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 325F. Place 12 muffin liners in a muffin tin. Melt the coconut oil. If making apple sauce, peel and cut apples into chunks, drop into steamer basket and steam until you can easily poke fork through the apples, then mash and set aside. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg together. Then add the eggs and honey and mix well to combine. Add the apple sauce and the apple pieces and combine. Add the coconut oil and blend well. Fill the muffin liners with the mixture to about 3/4. Bake in oven for about 25 minutes. Remove and let cool off before eating. Can be kept in the fridge up to one week or frozen for up to 3 months.
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