Apple Cinnamon Crunch Muffins

November 19, 2013

in Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Gluten Free, Recipes, Snacks

Apple Cinnamon Crunch Muffins

Autumn has me thinking about apples!  Oh how I love apples.  I’ve recently been toying with the idea of trying new varieties.  I’m usually a tart apple kind of gal.  I used granny smith in this recipe, but you could use whatever kind of apple you want. You’ll love how these have all the apple crumble flavor, but it doesn’t affect the waistline like a regular high fat crumble would!

They’re great to make ahead for a grab-n-go snack…

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I enjoy having them with a cup of hot tea. They can also be made with or without the added protein. This recipe would be a great addition to your children’s lunchbox.

Apple Cinnamon Crunch Muffins
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Yield: 10
For the Muffins
  • 1½ cups oat flour
  • 2 x 30 g scoops (or ½ cup) whey protein powder vanilla **or sub for extra ½ cup oat flour
  • 10 packets stevia ** or sub ⅓ to ½ cup sugar substitute or coconut palm sugar or sucanat (nutrition will change)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites (I used ¼ cup carton egg whites)
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1¼ cups peeled & chopped apple (I used granny smith)
For the Crumble Topping:
  • 1 tsp granola (per muffin) * I used Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax Granola
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add in wet ingredients and mix.
  3. Lastly fold in apples.
  4. Fill oiled (or silicone) muffin tins about ⅔ full. Sprinkle about 1 tsp of crumble to each muffin. Bake for 12 minutes or until toothpick comes clean.
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 119 Fat: 3.7 g Carbs: 15.7 g Sugar: 2.7 g Sodium: 203 mg Fiber: 2.1 g Protein: 8.1 g

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  • Christina

    Really enjoyed these Kristine. So surprised how muffins without flour can still be so soft. I ground oats in a spice mill and used pumpkin seed protein powder for a change. Will surely experiment with this recipe! They freeze great!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Glad you enjoyed them! Pumpkin seed protein powder…sounds neat! Glad it worked in the recipe 🙂

  • Erin

    I really like this recipe for apple muffins:

    The roasting of the apples is an extra step, but I do a huge tray of them, and eat them on top of yoghurt, in porridge and everywhere so it’s so worth it. I like the idea of tossing granola on top!

  • Anastacia Mosher- Arnold

    I can’t wait to make these! I think they would be great for a pre or post workout snack. Easy to carry! Putting on my to do list for next week!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Yes! Great snack to have around workouts. Hope you enjoy them!

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