Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Apples are something I eat year round, but when fall comes around I get inspired to bake with them. Earlier this week I created these simple, yet delicious Apple Cinnamon Muffins. I already have an Apple Crisp recipe on the blog, my favourite way to bake with apples, so I knew I had to make something different. Muffins were an easy choice, as I love portable snacks and easy recipes!
You can use any type of apple and some of my favourites include Macintosh, Pink Lady, Ambrosia and Granny Smith. For these guys I used Ambrosia. I also used both coconut flour and almond flour to create these fluffy, moist muffins. This is a pretty quick and easy recipe to whip up, if you have all the ingredients on hand. In my house they’re staples and luckily I’d just picked up more maple syrup!
I always go with organic, Canada No. 3 dark maple syrup, as it’s the least processed and contains the most nutrients. The flavour is also amazingly deep and rich! Trust me, you don’t want to cheap out on the light stuff.
It’s always fun and a bit stressful trying to create new recipes, especially baking, as I never know if it will turn out. I don’t consider myself to be a good baker, so whenever I attempt to bake something it’s always 50/50 if it will turn out. Thankfully I haven’t had anything too disastrous that I’ve had to throw the end result out. It’s always ended up still being fit for human consumption even if I’d never share it on the blog, let alone feed it to others! I’ll still eat it as I don’t want to waste the ingredients!
Thankfully these Apple Cinnamon Muffins turned out great! I’ve been eating them with a smear of Rainforest Nut Butter from Nuts To You. It’s basically a mix of brazil nuts, cashews and coconut. I think any nut butter would taste delicious on these muffins, but some butter when they’re hot right out of the oven is still my favourite.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon himalayan rock salt
- 6 large eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 cup water or almond milk
- 1 cup apple, diced (about 2 small)
- 1 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a muffin pan with baking cups.
- Mix almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl.
- In a small bowl beat eggs then add melted coconut oil, maple syrup and water admix to combine.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry bowl and mix well.
- Add apples, stirring to combine.
- Distribute batter evenly between 12 cups and then top with sunflower seeds,
- Bake for about 30 minutes, until toothpick inserted into muffin comes out clean.