Hi there! I hope your Tuesday is going well.
When I shared my day of meals and snacks last Wednesday as part of the WIAW link up I got a request to share the recipe for the almond flour muffin I had consumed that day. Below is my best resouce for all things baked and gluten-free!
The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cook Book has become an amazing resource to me for recipes. It was authored by Elana Amsterdam who is also the creator behind the blog Elana’s Pantry. The cake and brownie recipes are simply awesome. I must caution that these foods are still treats and should be enjoyed as such. However, they are much better than a commercial cupcake and certainly taste better too. These muffins are perfect when you need a snack or a small meal on the go. I often put them in the freezer so that they stay fresh and take them out to defrost as I need. Almond flour is on the pricier side so I make sure not to waste any of it! I like them with almond butter or grass-fed butter as a topping.
Cinnamon Apple Muffins
Makes 10 muffins
- 2 cups blanched almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and diced into 1/4 inch cubes
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line 10 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, salt, baking soda, arrowroot powder, and cinnamon.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, maple syrup, egg and vanilla extract.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the almond flour mixture until thoroughly combined, then fold in the apples.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the muffin tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- Let the muffins cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then serve.
In some others news…
I was featured yesterday on the blog, Loving on the Run, with a little info about me and why I started writing. Check it out here if you get a chance. I actually did a guest post on Sara’s blog last month about healthy food shopping on a budget.
Question of the day: Do you bake with almond flour? If so, what’s your favorite recipe?