Apple & Honey Oat Muffins

Apples & Honey are symbols of the Jewish New Year.  Apple season here in New England also marks the beginning of the new school year; all symbols of new beginnings, setting intentions, goals and wishes for a sweet and fruitful future ~ I’ll bake to that!!

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook Time 20-25mins
  • Difficulty Low
  • Servingmakes 12 muffins
  • High Fibre

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  • Heart Healthy

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  • Gluten-free

    Recipes are gluten-free. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye products. People with autoimmune Celiac disease are allergic to gluten.

  • Protein

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Ingredients

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WET

  • 1½ cups grated apple = 2 med apples
  • ¼ cup coconut oil | butter - melted
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 eggs - from your local farmer
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

DRY

  • 2 cups Oat Flour - DIY**
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup rice | tapioca flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2-3 tsp gnd cinnamon
  • ½ tsp gnd allspice | ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds - optional

Method

Apple & Honey Oat Muffins

 

PREHEAT OVEN 375F | 190C 

 

LINE muffin tin with muffin papers or grease tray.

 

GENTLE heat coconut oil | butter + honey together to melt.  WHISK in a bowl with eggs, vanilla, + vinegar.

 

GRATE apple on a plate and measure out 1½ cups – it is about 2 medium apples, but it depends on the size of the apples you have.   

 

STIR in measured grated apple mixing well.

 

ADD DRY ingredients, stir until combined into a batter.  FOLD in seeds | nuts if using.

 

SPOON batter into lined muffin tin filling ¾ full.  GARNISH tops with 2tbsp oats, seeds, nuts – optional.

 

BAKE 20-25 mins until cooked = when top springs back or inserted skewer comes out clean.

 

COOL on a wire cooling rack; STORE in an airtight container.

Tips + Suggestions

**DIY HOMEMADE OAT FLOUR; blitz 2 cups rolled oats until it forms a fine flour in a blender or food processor 45 sec-1 min.  Test by rubbing between your fingers to make sure you have created a fine flour; if not, blend some more.

 

? RICE FLOUR | TAPIOCA FLOUR help give the apple & oats in this heart-healthy gluten-free recipe a lift.  I haven’t tested it, but I imagine you could swap for all-purpose wheat flour too.

 

? VINEGAR is acidic = used here to help activate the baking powder, making a lighter textured muffin.

 

? CHIA SEEDS = adds a tiny texture that I like + good digestive cleansing fibre – you can skip the chia.

 

ADD NUTS & SEEDS –  I like pumpkin or sunflower seeds, flaked almonds or walnuts in this recipe.

 

ADD dried fruit – currants, cranberries, raisins roughly chopped.