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My muffin of the week is a Banana Applesauce Muffin. I chose not to use oil in my recipe once again. The muffins were just as moist as they would be with oil. Substitutes for oil include applesauce, bananas, prune puree and greek yogurt.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup spelt light flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 organic large eggs

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup water

3 – 4 mashed bananas

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line and spray a 12 cup muffin tray or use silicone cups. In a bowl mix flours, baking powder, sea salt and cinnamon. In a separate bowl beat together honey and unsweetened applesauce. Add one eggs at a time and beat until combined. Now add 1/2 the flour mixture and then add 1/2 the water. Repeat process until completely mixed together. Mix mashed bananas into the batter. Scoop mixture into muffin cups and bake for 25 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack for another 10 minutes. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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This week I made the muffins as a dessert, so i decided  to go for the chocolate!! I used semisweet chocolate for this recipe but you can also use any type of chocolate you desire.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup spelt light flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup cane sugar

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

1/2 cup oil – coconut melted, safflower

2 large organic eggs

1 1/2 cups unsweetened apple sauce

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips melted

1/2 cup chocolate chips add to batter

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line and spray a 12 cup muffin tray. In a bowl mix sugar, maple syrup, oil and eggs together. In a small glass bowl place 1 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave on high to melt for about 1 minute depending on the microwave. Add melted chocolate to the batter and mix once again. Now stir in flours, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, unsweetened applesauce and vanilla. Mix until fully blended. Add remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter and mix with a wooden spoon. Scoop batter into muffin cups and bake for 25 minutes. Let stand for a few minutes and the transfer to a cooling rack for another 10 minutes. Enjoy!

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My family can never get enough of chocolate, so my healthy muffin this week is a chocolate muffin with chocolate chips.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

1/2  cup spelt light flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

4 tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 cup cane sugar

1 cup milk – soy, unsweetened almond, rice, organic

1/3 cup safflower oil or coconut oil -melted

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup agave nectar

2 tsp coffee

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line and spray a 12 cup muffin tray or use silicone liners. In a bowl mix flours, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and cane sugar together. In a separate bowl mix milk, oil, applesauce, agave nectar, coffee and vanilla. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Gently mix in chocolate chips into batter. Scoop batter into muffin cups and bake for 25 minutes. Let cool in muffin tray for 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack for another 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!

 

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My muffin of the week is an Applesauce Muffin. I added some dried blueberries into the batter but you can add any dried fruit you would like. I also garnished each muffin with a slice of fresh mango.

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup spelt light flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 tbsp ground flax seeds

1/3 cup oil – safflower oil or coconut oil melted

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup kiju grape apple juice

2 large organic eggs

1/2 cup dried fruits

1/2 mango cut in small slices

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line and spray a 12 cup muffin tray or use silicone liners. In a bowl mix both flours, baking powder, cinnamon, sea salt and ground flax seeds. In a separate bowl mix oil, sugar and eggs together. Mix 1/2 the dry mixture to the wet mixture and then add half the unsweetened apple sauce and grape apple juice and blend once again. Blend the remaining dry ingredients to wet ingredients and then once again mix remaining unsweetened applesauce and grape apple juice into batter. Add dried fruits and scoop batter into muffin cups. Garnish each muffin with a slice of mango. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Take muffin tray out of oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Transfer muffins to cooling rack and cool for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

 

This past weekend my family and I went up to a farm to go apple picking. It was a beautiful warm fall day. We went on a hay ride to get to the apple trees. There were three types of apples to pick at the farm. They had McIntosh, Cortland and Spartan. I used the McIntosh apples to make applesauce because they are my personal favourites but you can use any type of apple. The recipe is so simple and I didn’t need to add sugar to sweeten it.

INGREDIENTS

12 apples cut into pieces without the core

1-2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

water

DIRECTIONS

Slice apples with skin on and remove the core. Place apples into a large pot. Add water to the bottom of the pot and then add the cinnamon and vanilla. Cook covered on medium to low temperature. Keep stirring the apples until they are soft. This will take approximately 30-45 minutes. Once the apples are cooked place apples in a strainer with a bowl underneath to remove any liquid. Start to pick out the peels from the apples with a fork and then place into another bowl to blend. Use a hand blender to make the applesauce as smooth as you would like. Enjoy!

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My muffin recipe this week uses no oil or butter. Instead the recipe calls for applesauce. You would never know that there is no fat added to this recipe. Please let me know what you think if you make them!

INGREDIENTS 

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup buttermilk or sour milk (milk with 1 tbsp lemon juice)

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 

1 large egg

3/4 cup cubed apples

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 cup muffin tray or use re-usable muffin cups. Place oats in a bowl with milk. Let stand for approximately 1 hour at room temperature. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and brown sugar. Stir in oat mixture, applesauce and egg. Mix in cubed apples with a wooden spoon. Scoop batter into muffin cups. Bake for 30 minutes or until done. Let cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

  

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