My 7 year old daughter and I made applesauce the other day with a bunch of apples that were starting to lose their crispness. It was such a fun project; we passed the apples back and forth, as we each had specific jobs (I did the slicing in half, she sliced in quarters, I cored the quarters, then she sliced them up into small pieces and put them in a pot).
When we woke up yesterday to the first frost of the season, I decided to bake and warm up the house with amazing aromas before the kids awoke. Using a cup of fresh applesauce and a recipe from Pinterest as a guide, I created this these muffins, which include more fiber and less starch and sugar. They turned out so beautifully - flavorful, warming, and sweet. We all enjoyed starting our day with their nourishment.
These are a great food for postpartum moms, as they are packed with nutrients, fiber, protein, and can be eaten with one hand!
1/3 c coconut flour
1/3 c rolled oats
1/3 c ground flax seeds
1 c almond meal
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
2 pinches salt
2 large eggs
1/2 c butter melted
1 c applesauce
optional: 1/3 c dried fruit and/or nuts
Preheat oven to 400F
Grease a muffin tin or line with paper or silicone liners (this makes 12 regular sized muffins)
Mix dry ingredients in medium bowl with whisk.
Mix wet ingredients in large bowl with fork.
Add dry ingredients to wet. Stir only enough to combine (15-20 strokes)
Use a greased 1/4c measuring cup to scoop into muffin tin.
Bake for 10 mins, then reduce heat to 350F for 15 mins.
Allow to cool 10 mins before removing muffins from tin.
Place muffins on a cooling rack, then quickly....
Put one or two muffins on a beautiful plate, put some butter or coconut cream on top, grab a cup of tea and enjoy!
Store in the fridge for up to a week, but make sure to eat them warmed.
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