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!
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!
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.
Muffins take about 25 min. You can insert a toothpick to check the center.
I enjoy these apple cinnamon muffins served warm with Earth Balance buttery spread!
You might also enjoy these Pumpkin Flax Muffins!