It’s fall, which means everyone is going crazy for pumpkin. And while I like pumpkin… if we’re being honest, I’m team apple. I think we take them for granted because they’re available year round but this is their season. Let’s celebrate.
I could eat an apple every single day and be happy. With peanut butter. Or cinnamon. Or cheese. Or just a plain old apple. So while I was debating making pumpkin muffins, I decided to make apple muffins instead. It’s time for apple to get the spotlight. (Plus I’ll never figure out an easier pumpkin muffin recipe than these 3 ingredient pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, so let’s just call it a day.)
So back to these muffins.
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup milk (I used skim)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ small apple (I used Honeycrisp but fuji, gala, etc. would work)
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, applesauce, milk, egg, and vanilla.
- Make sure the coconut oil is melted, then add it to the bowl.
- Stir in the coconut sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- Dice the apple into tiny chunks. You don't want the pieces to be too big or it'll make the muffins a little soggy.
- Stir in the pieces.
- Spray your muffin tin with non-stick spray.
- Scoop the batter into the muffin tins.
- I made mine into 12 mini muffins but you could make larger muffins if you like, you'll just need to bake them longer.
- For the mini muffins, bake for 14-18 minutes, or until they're a little brown on the edges.
- Let cool for a few minutes before trying to remove them from the pan.
These smell like fall, thanks to all that cinnamon! Each mini muffins is only 80 calories each. I actually added a buttery crumb topping to half of them (for Alex) and left the other half plain. If you do want to add a fancy topping, just crumble a little butter, sugar, and cinnamon together and sprinkle it on top before you bake it.
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