Monday, October 18

Apple Muffins

October is a birthday month! Both of the men in my life celebrate their special days in the first week of this wonderful month. Don't worry, one of them is my Dad.  Haha and he is the one that inspired this recipe!  A lover of the apple and all things that incorporate this tasty fruit, I wanted to find a recipe that used it in a simply delicious way.  My family was having a birthday breakfast for him, so I thought muffins might be a light but filling treat.  Since it's the closest thing to a cupcake, it fit the birthday atmosphere quite well.

The muffins turned out fantastic! I am not just saying that...they really did! Even as I am writing this my Dad is asking me when I am going to make more.

Again, my little backyard apple tree is producing up a storm, so the Michel family has more apples than they know what to do with! Solution?  My Dad says... more apple muffins!

The original recipe is from a wonderful blog called MAID in Alaska. As is typical, I changed a few things here and there, but check out her original recipe here to create your own version.

{Apple Muffins}

6 TBSP boiling Water
2 TBSP Chia Seeds
3 Cups Gluten-free Oats
1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Xanthan Gum
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 1/2 Cinnamon
2 TBSP Grapeseed Oil
2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup Agave
1/4 Cup unsweetened Applesauce
1 Apple shredded/grated
1 Apple chopped with skin on

To begin heat oven to 350 degrees and heat the water.  Grind the Chia seeds in your blender until they become more like meal.  Once your water is boiling, pour it in with the Chai seeds and set aside. Use the blender again to grind the Oats.  Neither the Oats nor the Chai has to be completely ground, just enough to keep texture while still creating some finer meal/flour.  Combine the Oat flour with the rest of the dry ingredients.

Next shred your first Apple with a cheese grater.  Place the shredded Apple in a large bowl with all the wet ingredients. Gradually add your dry mixture to this wet mixture.  Finally chop your second Apple, leaving the skin on, and fold into your batter.  Pour into greased muffin tins and bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on your oven!

Once they are golden brown, pull them out, let them cool and enjoy! They are delicious right out of the oven. They don't even need butter or honey, although these are always delightful compliments.


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Megan said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe as much as I do!
Megan ;)

Christy said...

i know that my parents would go crazy for these. i happen to be a big fan of has been helpful in lowering my cholesterol. thank you for reminding us on tuesday night supper club that healthy can also be delicious.

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMMM,..these tasty apple muffins look incrdibly tasty!!

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm,...!! Superb too!

Lisa said...

Yum, what delicious looking apple muffins, especially with all those chunks of apple peeking out.

{Livin' a sweet and salty life} said...

Thank you! You are all so sweet! These are probably my favorite recipe I have put on my blog so far! Megan, thank you for the inspiration! :)

Sweet and Savory said...

These are for my hubby, the gluten-free one, not that I won't steal some. These are incredible. I love that apple is big enough to take a bite out of.

Thanks for the link to MMM.

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