Try this healthy apple muffin with oats recipe that uses almond flour instead of all-purpose flour for a gluten-free rich treat. Look for gluten-free oats and use fresh apples for a delicious breakfast, dessert, or any time snack.
Ever since I made a healthy breakfast cookie with almond flour I have been trying to find more ways to use this non-wheat product. I remembered that the almond flour resulted in a dense cookie and one that was very moist. All-purpose flour tends to make lighter fluffier baked goods and I use it all the time however, the almond flour isn't bad at all. In fact, I've really enjoyed the results every time I've made something with it.
Making Healthy Apple Muffins with Oats
In addition to almond flour be sure to use oats that are labeled gluten-free. You'd think that all oats are naturally gluten-free however sometimes they get contaminated during processing.
This recipe also uses honey instead of processed sugar for an extra layer of goodness and richness.
As with any good muffin recipe you want to combine your dry ingredients separate from your wet ingredients.
Add the wet to the dry with minimal mixing and then simply fold in your fruit.
I didn't even bother with liners but I did lightly spray the tins with a little vegetable spray though I suspect it didn't need it.
As you can see these muffins don't rise as much as traditional flour muffins. However, they baked up into a beautiful golden brown and popped right out of the tins.
Can I just tell you that they were absolutely delicious. Super moist and rich, with chunks of fresh apples. Definitely, one I will make again.
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (gluten free)
- 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1.5 cup chopped apples
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon coarse sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Sift flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
- Mix eggs, honey, melted butter, and milk in a separate bowl.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Fold in apples.
- Divide evenly into greased muffins tins.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove and sprinkle with coarse sugar (optional)
Check the label on the oats you buy and make sure that they are labeled "gluten-free."
You can use paper liners for the muffins but they don't need it.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 5g
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