With just two apples and some pantry staples, you can prepare a batch of these wholesome apple muffins, setting you up for easy grab-and-go breakfasts, packable snacks, and healthy treats for any time of day. They’re simple, delicious, and not too sweet. Adding some raisins and walnuts gives additional texture, nutritional value and flavour but they’re also great without the add-ons, letting the apples steal the show.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups grated apples (about 2 medium-sized apples)
1/2 cup chopped nuts or raisins (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a muffin tin or line it with paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
In another bowl, mix together the applesauce, melted coconut oil or olive oil, maple syrup or honey, eggs, and vanilla extract.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Fold in the grated apples and nuts or raisins if you're using them.
Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.