These Cinnamon Apple Muffins are not only gluten free but they are also dairy free, high in fiber and low in calories. Full of warm, spicy cinnamon and crispy apples they make the perfect breakfast or treat for the whole family.
Lately, Adrian has become a little bit of a picker eater. He used to like everything we gave him and lately no matter what we give him he will shake his head and say “no, no”. So I have to test different things until he likes something. I use to prepare these Cinnamon Apple Muffins a lot a few years ago but we got a little tired of them and just stop making them as much. I remember I use applesauce as the sweetener and since I know Adrian loves it and is one of the two only things he will for sure eat (the other one is yogurt) I decided to give it a try.
Let me tell you they were a hit. I gave half a muffin to him to see if he will take a bit and he finish it right away. I was so happy since they are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They ease with constipation, reduce inflammation and good for immunity. So as long as he is eating this for breakfast and as a mid-day snack I am more than happy!
Cinnamon Apple Muffins Substitutes
Apples- You can use bananas, sweet potatoes or pumpkin instead of apples.
Oatmeal- If you are not a fan of oatmeal you can also use other grains such as buckwheat and amaranth. They are also high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Applesauce- You can change the applesauce for greek yogurt for added protein.
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
This recipe for healthy apple cinnamon muffins is so easy and delicious. It makes a great breakfast or brunch treat.
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ½ cup almond butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil, room temperature
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 tbsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 ½ cups peeled and diced apples
- Step 1 Preheat oven to 400F degrees and line standard muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
- Step 2 In a large bowl, add the brown sugar, applesauce, eggs, and melted coconut oil. Whisk until smooth. Add the milk, almond butter, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
- Step 3 Add the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt to the wet ingredients. Stir until well combined. Add the diced apples. Stir to combine.
- Step 4 Fill the muffin cups. Bake for 15 minutes.