These healthy apple sauce muffins are amazing. The applesauce makes them moist and delicious, infusing a tiny bit of sweetness without a bunch of added sugar. I absolutely love the texture of these!
This is my first time to participate in #MuffinMonday, and I’m excited to be part of this baking group. This week’s Muffin Monday is all about apples, which is perfect for this time of the year when apples are the freshest and so scrumptious.
Walnuts are a great addition to this recipe. They’re high in Omega-3 and the good kind of fats, so they’ll help keep you full all morning long. Don’t be afraid of the good fats!
I opted for whole wheat pastry flour as it’s a lot lighter than regular whole wheat flour. It helps keep the muffins from turning dense but still delivers that whole wheat goodness.
One of my favorite baking ingredients is coconut oil. I like this oil for its health benefits, but if you don’t like coconut oil or you don’t have any on hand, you can substitute butter or canola oil in this recipe.
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- I cup whole wheat pastry flour or (all-purpose flour)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ⅔ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup apple, peeled and diced
- ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners, or use silicone muffins mold. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg with the brown sugar until light and pale in color. Reduce the speed and beat in the coconut oil, yogurt, and apple sauce.
- Mix the dry ingredients into the apple sauce mixture using a spatula. Add the chopped apples and walnuts, and mix gently.
- Divide the batter among the muffin holes, place in the oven, and bake for 20–25 minutes, until the blade of a short knife inserted in the middle of the muffins comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let cool briefly, then invert onto a cooking rack to cool completely.