I have been posting a few recipes for muffins in the past, like these autumn inspired muffins, macadamia and cashew nut muffins, or these blueberry muffins and pumpkin muffins. Muffins are an easy breakfast when you have kids and also a good snack to give kids along, when they need to have extra energy before their sports activities.
One of the reasons my kids are waiting for winter is because of gingerbread cookies. So I thought I'll bring them the taste of gingerbread into autumn and baked some apple sauce and gingerbread muffins. These are gluten and sugar free, getting the sweetness from the apple sauce, a little bit of honey and maple syrup.
Apple gingerbread muffins
3/4 cup of millet flour
3/4 cup gluten free oats flour (I buy these and mill them in the coffee grinder)
1/4 cup sunflower seed flour (I grind sunflower seeds in the coffee grinder)
1tsp of baking soda
1tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of cardamon
1tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of ground ginger
1/2 tsp of freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp of ground glove
1 tbsp of ground flax seeds
Pinch of salt
4 tbsp of almond flakes
1 cup of apple sauce (I gut 6 apples up, removed the core, gut the apple pieces into smaller pieces, put them in a pot, with a little bit of water- and boiled for 10 minutes until apples were soft. Then I blended with a high-speed blender into smooth apple sauce).
2 tbsp of maple syrup
1tbsp of honey
1/4 cup of blackstrap molasses (I did not add it this time, but you can add if you want your muffins sweeter and darker in colour).
1tbsp of apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup of coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 180C (350F).
Grease the muffin pan with coconut oil or butter. Put the muffin liners in the holes.
First start with making the apple sauce as per instructions above. I do not peel the apples if they are local and organic as peels contain several important vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, C and K, calcium, potassium.
Mix together all the dry ingredients.
Whip the eggs and add in maple syrup, honey, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil and also the apple sauce. Mix well.
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Scoop the mixture into the muffin liners and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
You can scoop some greek yoghurt or spread some soft goat's cheese on muffins.
Enjoy the taste of winter!