At the farmer’s market this weekend, a fruit vendor was selling this year’s first batch of golden delicious apples. We all know what this means. There will be a flood of apple recipes to come soon. So I guess I’ll be the first one for the apple season to post my newest apple muffin recipe.
If you leave the frosting off, these muffins provide 2 g. of fiber and have only 135 calories. Alternatively, for those of us who love frosting with their cake, I used my recipe for Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting and enjoyed this sweet, frosted muffin treat for dessert.
Homemade Applesauce Walnut Spice Muffins
Bare and healthy or a sweet treat, these spiced apple muffins hit the spot, morning, noon or night.
Recipe by: gourmetmarichef
- 1 c. apples of your choice, peeled and chopped finely
- 1 c. homemade applesauce* (quick and easy recipe below)
- 1 egg
- ½ c. brown sugar
- 4 tbsp. canola oil
- ½ c. all purpose flour
- 1 c. whole wheat flour
- ¼ c. chopped walnuts, a bit more for garnishing
- ½ tsp. salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice
*Homemade applesauce recipe: Place 2 peeled, cored, and sliced apples and ½ c. water in a small pot and simmer on low for 25 minutes. Pour the cooled off cooked apples in a bullet style blender and purée.
preheat oven to 400°
- Mix together the oil, brown sugar, and egg until creamy. Add in the chopped apples and applesauce.
- In a separate mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients, walnuts and spices together and gently mix.
- Add the dry mixture to the applesauce mixture and stir gently until moistened, but don’t over mix the batter.
- Line a cupcake tin with liners and fill them. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
- When a toothpick comes out clean, remove the muffins from the oven, leaving them in the pan to cool for 10 minutes.
- Continue cooling after removing from the pan. If you want to frost them, let them completely cool before frosting, garnish with dried apple slices and toasted chopped walnuts.