Apple Cinnamon Chia Muffins

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Apple cinnamon chia muffins are a scrumptious fall treat! Not sure what to do with all of those extra apples? Try this simple healthy muffin recipe! Autumn is the perfect time to make these apple cinnamon muffins.

I use spelt flour which is higher in protein, fiber and B complex vitamins than wheat. Spelt has nutty flavor and contains many nutritional benefits! If you like a lighter, fluffy muffin, than you could use whole wheat pastry flour. However, I really enjoy the firm, hearty consistency of these muffins. They taste more like apple cinnamon cakes!

This is also healthy muffin recipe because, unlike most muffins, there is no butter, eggs, or unhealthy oils. I use flax meal to replace eggs and coconut oil instead of canola oil. They also have chia seeds for added protein & fiber! They just taste so good, it's hard to believe they are this healthy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups spelt flour (or whole wheat pastry flour or other gluten-free all purpose flour, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder (alluminum-free)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda (alluminum-free)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. flax seed meal
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk (or coconut milk, etc.)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup agave nectar or coconut nectar (or other sweetener, such as raw sugar, coconut palm sugar etc.)
  • 3 apples (gala, fuji, etc.), peeled, cored, & chopped
  • 4 tbsp. chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix flax meal with about 4 tbsp. water and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients (1st 6 ingredients listed).
  4. Add wet ingredients (apple sauce, almond milk, coconut oil, agave, vanilla, & flax meal) and mix well (can use mixer or hand beater).
  5. Stir in chopped apples.
  6. Stir in chia seeds.
  7. Use non-stick spary or coconut oil to coat muffin pan (or use muffin cups). Fill each about 3/4 with muffin mixture.
  8. (Optional- top each muffin with raw or brown sugar, cinnamon & oats).
  9. Bake for about 25 min.
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Combine all dry ingredients. Mix well.

Peel apples. You could use Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith or any other variety that you have! The sweeter, the better in this recipe!

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Core and chop the apples into small pieces.

Add all wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix well with mixer or hand beater.

Add chopped apples and chia seeds and stir together.

You can sprinkle muffins with a mixture of cinnamon, (brown, raw or coconut sugar) and rolled oats.

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Muffins take about 25 min. You can insert a toothpick to check the center.

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I enjoy these apple cinnamon muffins served warm with Earth Balance buttery spread!

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You might also enjoy these Pumpkin Flax Muffins!

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