Welcome to the first Monday of the Autumn Produce Challenge! I am so happy you have come to join in on the Fall produce fun! Let the Fall yumminess begin!
Today’s theme is apples! Sweet, crisp, delicious apples.
Health Benefits of Apples
- Apples are rich in fiber, aiding with digestion and helping you feel full.
- There’s evidence apples may play a role in cancer prevention.
- Apples are a rich source of iron.
- Pectin in apples lowers LDL – aka the bad cholesterol.
- Apples lower the body’s need for insulin and may help in the management of diabetes.
- There is a flavonoid called phloridzin that is found only in apples that may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density
- And last but not least…an apple a day keeps the doctor away! So make these muffins and you’ll be good!
These muffins are the perfect Fall breakfast, snack, or after-dinner treat. They are gluten-free, using oat flour for the base. Applesauce and apple chunks make these puppies burst with apple flavor!
Some fun add-ins would be walnuts, pecans, peanut butter, or maybe even peanut butter chips! That’d be fun to try!
You can make a batch, freeze them, and then just pull them out and heat them up in the microwave whenever you’re craving some soft, moist apple goodness.
They make for an easy breakfast. Just serve with some eggs or egg whites to add some protein. Add a smear of nut butter to the muffin, and you’ve got your three macronutrients of Carbohydrates, Fat, and Protein covered.
Last, let’s talk calories. These babies come in just under 140 calories. So go ahead and help yourself to two while you’re at it!
- 1 1/3 cup oat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 c. diced apple, peeled
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 T. honey
- 1 tsp brown sugar stevia mix (or 1 add an extra T. Honey)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
- 1/3 cup egg whites or two egg whites
- 2 1/2 T. coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp. cinnamon + an extra sprinkle to top each muffin
- Preheat oven to 375 and spray 9 muffin tins with a nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk egg whites, coconut oil, milk, honey, and brown sugar stevia mix. Add in cinnamon and apple sauce.
- In a smaller bowl, combine oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until just combined.
- Stir in the apple.
- Fill each muffin tin about 3/4 of the way.
- Sprinkle some rolled oats and extra cinnamon on top of each muffin before baking.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.
- STUFF YO FACE.
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