It is apple season and thanks to the generosity of our neighbors, we are loaded down with apples right now. We've been eating them and eating them and yesterday I decided we needed to get serious about using them up. So I decided to bake.
Always a good thing, in my book.
I was going to make a regular old apple cake. The same flour-and-sugar filled cake that I've made several times in the past. It is a favorite around here. But it is also -- as I mentioned -- filled with flour and sugar.
I don't eat those anymore and I am trying to get my boys to eat way less of them, too.
So, I figured I would try some paleo apple muffins.
I searched the good ol' Internet and came up with plenty of recipes. The only problem was that they all called for almond flour and, honestly, I wasn't feeling the almond flour yesterday. I wanted something different. Something nut-free.
The time was right to put on my creative baker hat and I fiddled around with a few recipes and came up with one that I love.
|Mmmm . . . yummy . . .|
My boys have gobbled these muffins up. Gobbled!
If you like apples and you like muffins, you need these in your life. Trust me.
Appley goodness. Let's get to it!
Paleo Apple Muffins
(makes one dozen)
1/2 cup melted coconut oil (I use Trader Joe's organic)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut flour (I use Bob's Red Mill organic)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbs cinnamon (don't be stingy!)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 medium/large apples, peeled and chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a standard muffin tin.
Whisk together the wet ingredients.
Sift in dry ingredients all together. Whisk or mix until well combined. Mix in apples.
Fill muffin tin with batter and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
You'll end up with a dozen delicious muffins that look a little something like this:
|Same picture! Two times!|
Gobble them up!
OK, sure. These muffins have maple syrup in them. I know that isn't ideal but, really, you need to have a little sweetness in your life every now and then. Seriously. So, splurge on the maple syrup and treat yourself.