Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe
Our amazing Ginger Sweet Potato Muffins called and said they were lonely! These Apple Cinnamon Muffins are the ultimate breakfast buddy – with warm spicy cinnamon and delicious crisp apple bits. Proof that you don’t have to give up the foods you love to go healthy, this recipe swaps out all purpose flour with brown rice flour. You can also try variations with coconut flour.
Yields: 12 muffins
Preparation Time: 25 min
Cooking Time: 35 min
Cooking Vessel Size: 12 cup muffin tin
1 ½ c. (250g.) rounded brown rice flour
½ c. (75g.) rounded tapioca starch
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder (egg-free: add 2 more tsp. baking powder)
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 ½ c. applesauce (egg-free: add ¼ c. extra apple sauce)
* Check out our Easy Applesauce Recipe
⅓ c. oil
⅓ c. honey or agave
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Measure and thoroughly blend all dry ingredients together.
In a separate bowl, mix together all of the wet ingredients and then blend wet and dry together. Mix until just combined, scoop into a prepared muffin tin and lay a slice of apple on top of each muffin (greased or paper muffin cups).
Bake at 350’F for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes away clean.
Photo credit & thanks to Nicole K., of Four Spoons, for this amazing morning kickstart!
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