Apple Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

Ingredients: 1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour 1 ¼ cups old-fashioned oats 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon cardamom ⅛ teaspoon ginger 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

½ cup light coconut milk with the juice of half a lemon (or low-fat buttermilk) ½ cup packed muscovado sugar (or brown sugar) 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil (or vegetable/canola oil) 1 large egg, lightly beaten ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 small Gala apples, chopped into small pieces Turbinado (raw) sugar and nutmeg, for sprinkling on top

Instructions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line a 12-cup muffin tin with muffin wrappers or spray with nonstick cooking spray. If your muffin tin is non-stick, you might not need to do either.

In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger.

In a medium bowl, combine applesauce, buttermilk, sugar, oil, egg, and vanilla extract.

Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the applesauce mixture. Stir until just moistened. Fold in the chopped apples. Fill muffin cups ⅔ to ¾ full.

Sprinkle raw sugar and a light dusting of nutmeg on top of the muffins.

Bake for 16-18 minutes. Since these muffins contain fresh fruit, they will spoil more quickly than regular muffins. 

Store them in the refrigerator if you don’t intend to finish them within a day or two, or store them in the freezer for longer-term storage.