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Apple Spice Nut Muffins

One of my favorite things about fall is apples  — they just seem to taste so much better this time of year.  This is a great muffin recipe to have with breakfast, warm up with a cup of tea, or anytime you want a healthy little snack.  Give it a try and let me know if you like it!

Apple Spice Nut Muffins
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Ame
Author: Susan Taylor
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Serves: 12 muffins
Great fall muffin recipe especially for those who are egg – free and gluten-free.
Ingredients
  • 1 C fresh organic apples, cored and unseeded, small dice. I like honey crisp or granny smith but use whatever you prefer
  • Coconut oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, finely ground
  • 3 C almond flour
  • 1 tsp ground organic cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground organic ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground organic nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground organic cloves
  • 1 T ground flax seeds
  • 1/3 C water
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 1/4 C chopped organic nuts (I like walnuts)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Lightly oil muffin pan with coconut oil.
  3. Combine in a medium bowl, almond flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and apples, mixing well.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, combine flax seed, water, vanilla extract, and honey whisking together until well combined. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes. (This step is very important as this is the binder since there are no eggs in this recipe and needs to form a gel to hold the muffins together)
  5. Slowly transfer the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients. Stir until well combined.
  6. Distribute the muffin mixture evenly in the muffin cups
  7. Sprinkle the nuts evenly over muffin tops.
  8. Place the pan on the middle oven rack and bake for 22 minutes, rotating the pan about halfway through baking.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool before removing from muffin pan.
Serving size: 1

About the author

Susan Taylor, RDN LD is a registered dietitian / nutritionist with 20+ years experience in the nutrition field.  Susan has worked in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, longterm care, rehab, and private practice. She currently enjoys life in the Charleston, SC area and is always looking for ways to fit in a little more beach time.