If you have apples and have no idea what to do with them, this gluten free apple muffins recipe is for you.
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Our gluten free apple muffins recipe is moist, delicious, and easy to do.
Apples are universal and they are considered a healthy snack. They can add a bit of sweetness to any baked good like muffins.
Making this gluten-free apple muffins recipe will help take some apples off your hands and give your family a healthy, but delicious sweet treat.
My kids love to make this gluten-free apple muffin recipe with me because it deals with one of their favorite snacks, sweet apples, and applesauce.
All the ingredients in this recipe are pretty simple so you will have no problem trying to gather all of the ingredients to make these delicious muffins.
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The first time I made this great recipe I was trying to impress my husband who is one of my harshest critics.
When he told me to make a second batch because he loves them, I knew that this recipe was a keeper.
Incorporating some fruit into a baked dessert is healthy and easy to start baking. You can find more great healthy baking tips in our Ultimate Guide to Clean Eating Desserts.
Either a stainless steel muffin pan or a silicone muffin pan is an essential supply that is needed when making any muffin recipe.
I like to use stainless steel mixing bowls as a last for a long time and aren’t made of toxic chemicals that will leak into your batter.
Reusable Silicone Muffin cups (optional)
I love reusable silicone muffin cups because they are washable, and you can use them over and over.
Cooling rack (optional)
Placing your muffins on a cooling rack will prevent your muffins from getting a soggy bottom.
I’ve done plenty of apple muffins without a mixer but they can be helpful if you can afford one.
All Purpose Flour Gluten-Free Flour
I use organic gluten-free flour whenever I bake because it is a better quality flour.
A good gluten-free flour has a mix of gluten-free ingredients like almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, oat flour, xanthan gum, rice flour, etc.
The main reason why I use organic all-purpose flour is to limit the amount of glyphosate I consume. If you can’t afford organic flour (since it can be more pricey) by all means get what you can afford.
You can read all about how non-organic crops are sprayed with glyphosate ( the main ingredient in round-up) HERE.
You can use any type of apple if you’re selection is narrow and for best results buy apples during apple season,
Honeycrisp apples are one of the best to make any type of apple dessert but don’t stress about the type of apple, as long as you have apples you can make this recipe.
Applesauce provides more flavor and is a good replacement for eggs. Applesauce has pectin naturally and can act as a binding agent just like eggs can.
Melted Coconut oil
Coconut oil is a replacement for butter or any type of oil like olive oil in baking. This ingredient helps the muffins retain moisture and help make the muffins nice and soft,
Using eggs creates a great binding agent for all the other ingredients and provides more moisture in your muffins.
Organic Plain yogurt
Yogurt makes muffins moist, fluffy, and light when it reacts with baking soda.
Vanilla extract will give our muffins an amazing flavor.
Maple Syrup & Honey
I use these two sweeteners as the main source of sugar as I try to avoid proceed sugar as much as I can when baking.
Every month I buy my favorite maple syrup in bulk because I use it so much in baking and cooking.
Baking powder & Baking Soda
Himalayan pink salt
You cause any type of salt but I recommend Himalayan pink salt because it is not as processed as the typical table salt you get from the grocery store.
Preheat your oven to 350°F before mixing your ingredients.
Prep your apples by washing them, peeling them, coring them, and grating. Add the cinnamon sugar to the shredded apples.
I use this apple core cutter tool, it helps tremendously when coring all types of apples. Recommend getting one because it will save you so much time.
Add all your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
Add all your wet ingredients, including your applesauce to your dry ingredients.
Incorporate all ingredients until fully mixed and all your flour is dissolved leaving a smooth batter.
Add shredded apples to muffin batter
Add all your batter into the cupcake pan and bake at 350 F degrees for 25 minutes or until the middle is fully baked.
You can test it with a toothpick by placing it in the muffin and if it comes out clean it is done.
On the side add cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and melted butter in another bowl.
After the muffins have cooled, dip the tops of the muffins into the butter and sprinkle your cinnamon sugar on top.
The best way to store your gluten-free apple muffins is by freezing them.
After baking be sure your muffins are nice and cool before preserving them in the freezer.
Use an airtight container or freezer bag to place your muffins in your freezer.
Your muffins can be good for up to three months in the freezer.
When you’re ready to eat, thaw out for a couple of minutes at room temperature before enjoying it again.
FAQ: Gluten-free apple muffins recipe
How do you make gluten-free muffins less dense?
To make gluten-free muffins less dense you need not overdo the amount of baking powder or baking soda and be sure not to over-mix your batter.
What are good baking apples for muffins?
Granny Smith apples, pink ladies, Gala apples, Honey gold, and the most common apples Honey crisp are the best kind of apples to add to your muffins.
Can gluten-free muffins be frozen?
Yes, gluten-free muffins can be placed in the freeze to be frozen for later snacking.
Freezing muffins in general is a great way to preserve a lot of muffins to avoid them spilling quickly since homemade muffins do not have preservatives.
What are apple muffins made of?
Apple muffins are made of what other muffins are made of that do not have apples in them such as flour, eggs, oil, baking powder, etc.
I hope you enjoyed making these gluten-free apple cinnamon muffins! These healthy apple muffins can be a perfect fall breakfast or just a great go-to healthy apple muffin recipe.
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Healthy & Easy Gluten Free Apple Muffins Recipe
- 1 &1/2 cup all purpose gluten free flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp basking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup unsweetende applesause
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tsp vanilla exract
Shredded Apple mix
- 1/2 cup shredded apple
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp cane sugar
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 cup butter (in seperate bowl)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F before mixing your ingredients.
- Wash apples, peeling them, coring them, and grating. Add the cinnamon sugar mix to the shredded apples.
- Add all your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
- Add all your wet ingredients, including your applesauce to your dry ingredients.
- Incorporate all ingredients until fully mixed and all your flour is dissolved leaving a smooth batter.
- Add shredded apples to muffin batter
- Add all your batter into the cupcake pan and bake at 350 F degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the middle is fully baked.
- On the side add cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and melted butter in another bowl.
- After the muffins have cooled, dip the tops of the muffins into the butter and sprinkle your cinnamon sugar on top.
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