Healthy Apple Muffins - Conscious Cooking

Healthy Apple Muffins

These apple muffins will please your family. They are light and fluffy, slightly spiced and full of yummy apples. Children usually like apples and should enjoy these muffins. They are perfect for a morning or afternoon snack – or even breakfast – or to pack for the lunchbox.

They are made with spelt flour, spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. The sweetener I used is maple syrup and the fat is coconut oil. There are also two pastured eggs in the recipe and the muffins are topped with sucanat (or coconut sugar!).  If you rather skip the sugar part, please feel free to do so. I also used local apples.

My 3 year old loved them and wanted to eat two in a row! He was very happy to bring his muffins for snack at school and he even wanted to share with his whole class. In fact, since I provide snack for the whole class every month, I may do this batch of muffins for the class. I think they will enjoy them.

Recently, I also made chocolate chip muffins if you’re interested in trying them. I personally prefer apple muffins but I know many children prefer chocolate chips so just go to the recipe if you rather try that one.

These apple muffins are dairy-free. Enjoy!

Healthy Apple Muffins

Dairy-free apple muffins made with spelt flour, maple syrup, coconut oil, eggs and local apples. They are light, fluffy and very tasty.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon unrefined salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 pastured eggs
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 cups finely diced apples
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or sucanat, to spread on muffins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line a muffin pan with 12 muffins cups.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt and baking soda, and stir to combine.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk eggs then whisk in maple syrup, almond milk and vanilla.
  • Quickly whisk in coconut oil.
  • Add in apples.
  • Pour wet mixture into dry and stir to combine.
  • Divide batter evenly between muffin cups.
  • Sprinkle sugar on top.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
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