I wish you could smell our house right now. These muffins would be the ‘perfect come on over and enjoy delicious muffins’ kind of muffins. If I could invite y’all over to my house for an afternoon cup of coffee to eat these sweet apple muffins straight from the oven topped with melted butter and honey as we enjoy the cool fall breeze and watch the kids run around acting a fool, I would.
The only true way to eat a muffin is nice and warm with a pat of butter. Growing up, most Saturday mornings my dad would come home from working a 24-hour shift at the fire department with a box full of donuts and a bag of blueberry muffins from Dunkin’ Donuts. My mom would pop the muffin in the microwave, add a pat of butter, and it was insanely delicious. I always thought I hated donuts, but that was because I didn’t have a good one until adulthood. Like this little local place I was at last night with some friends. Magical donuts. Darn donut tangent… back to muffins.
Can you tell yet that I’ve caught the baking bug? Part of it is I’m trying to food prep some meals and snacks for after the baby comes. Things that are easy to grab to eat one-handed while I try to distract a 2-year-old while having a sweet little leech attached to me 24 hours a day. I want to make life as easy and the transition as smooth as possible after baby comes. Obviously, muffins will do just that for so many reasons.
These healthy apple muffins are a soft muffin naturally sweetened with honey and applesauce and spiced with the classic fall cinnamon spice. Really delicious. Did I mention your whole house will smell fabulous?
Gluten Free Apple Muffins
- 2 cups oats ground into flour
- 2 tbs coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1-1.5 tbs cinnamon
- 1 ripe banana
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 2 apples peeled and diced - split 3/4 for batter and 1/4 for topping
- extra honey
Preheat oven to 350 and grease muffin tin or place cupcake liners in tins.
In a blender or food processor, make oat flour by grinding oats into a fine flour and place into bowl.
Add coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to ground oats and stir.
In the blender, add banana, applesauce, oil, eggs, and maple syrup. Blend for 1-2 minutes until completely combined and smooth.
Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and fold in 3/4 of diced apples.
Place into muffin tins until about 3/4 of the way full.
Top each muffin with diced apples, a drizzle of honey, a small dollop of butter, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
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