Our sweet and tart apple muffin recipe is all natural with ingredients guaranteed to make this a very healthy dessert option. Or serve them for breakfast or brunch. Learn the how to make them here.
Apples, as we know, are one of the most nutritious fruits there is. “An apple a day” is not just an old wives’ tale. Apple nutrition, especially with skins (best when organic) includes high levels of anti-oxidants that fight free radical damage, fiber (good for cleaning us out) and good carbs, as well as a multitude of vitamins like C, and minerals.
pectin is also known to lower cholesterol levels, help maintain good
blood pressure, and is a good source of natural sugar. And of course
they’re low in fats and sodium.
We tend to use as many natural
and organic ingredients in our recipes as possible. (And be sure to see our "recipe central" page at Easy Healthy Recipes). As you may know,
fruits can be heavily sprayed, retaining the toxins on their skins.
These toxins can also penetrate the skins. Washing may remove some, but
they should be peeled to remove the majority. Good organic apples need
only be washed well, and skins can remain, maintaining more nutrition.
With all that said, here’s our recipe!
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Natural Sweet-Tart Apple Muffin Recipe
1 -- Mix together:
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 -- Then mix these together:
1 cup of chopped Granny Smith apples
1 Tablespoon lemon juice (adds to tart flavor)
3 -- Then mix these together:
1 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cups walnuts or pecans (optional)Optional: 1/2 cup of oat bran
Mix the groups together separately. Then add them all together, mixing well. Place in muffin cups. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F degrees, for about 25 minutes, depending on your oven. Serve them warm or cool.
P.S. -- My Dad was a firm believer in the benefits of oat bran for keeping cholesterol levels in balance. He put it in just about everything. This, by the way, is also recommended by the Mayo Clinic, as oat bran is high in fiber. It doesn't seem to change a recipe at all. When we use it, we just add a little bit more liquid (i.e. oil or maple syrup).
These are delicious served with a natural apple butter or jam. Enjoy these apple muffins anytime!