Sometimes I have a bunch of apples hanging around that desperately need help. Especially in the fall. These muffins are a delicious way to use them up before they rot!
3 tbsp of ground flax mixed with 9 tbsp water
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt, baking soda and baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup of honey
1/3 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups of shredded apples
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
two handfuls of raisins
- Mix the ground flax with water; set aside for 5-10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare your muffin tin* (makes 12).
- Throw your oats in a high speed blender until it forms a fine flour.
- Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Mix all wet ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Fold in apples, walnuts and raisins.
- Mix until just combined.
- Separate evenly throughout the 12 cups.
- Stick it in the oven for 40-45 minutes.**
- Voilà! If you used silicone cups, take the muffins out of the cups to cool down to prevent an accumulation of moisture.
- Stuff your face with healthy muffins.
* I use reusable silicone muffin cups, which is a great way to reduce the consumption of our precious resources!
**I’m not good at putting a timer on to bake things, since I just smell it when it’s ready so be weary of this cooking time. After 30 minutes in the oven, just do a tooth-pick check every 5-10 minutes. When the tooth-pick comes out clean (without any muffin batter sticking to it) you know those goodies are ready!