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Autumn Applesauce Muffins

Autumn Applesauce Muffins

Tracy Nawara
Autumn Applesauce Muffins are moist, tender, and light treats with a modest apple flavor, warming cinnamon, and gluten-free oats. So easy to make and perfect for the beginning of Fall!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened oat milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted, or vegan butter for plant-based
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups 1:1 gluten-free baking flour (with xanthan gum)
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup silvered almonds, for topping (or your favorite nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners, or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, add the applesauce, oats, oat milk, egg, vanilla, butter, and brown sugar. Whisk to combine.
  • Once combined, add the flour, ground flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt to the wet ingredients. Using a spatula, fold the ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix!
  • Using a measuring spoon or cookie scoop, evenly distribute the batter between the cupcake liners. Top each muffin with about 1 teaspoon of almonds each.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and place the muffins on a cooling rack.
  • Allow them to cool at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • To store, allow the muffins to cool completely before placing in a gallon-sized ziptop bag or airtight container. Store in the fridge. Warm in the microwave for 8 seconds to reheat.

Notes

For vegan muffins, omit the egg and replace it with 1/4 cup more applesauce. Also, replace the butter with equal amounts of vegan butter or coconut oil.
 
Keyword Autumn Applesauce Muffins, Gluten-free
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