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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

These Apple Cinnamon Muffins are a simple one-bowl breakfast recipe made with no oil and loaded with fresh apples - perfect treat for fall!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 148kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups peeled diced apple

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 12 cup muffin pan with parchment paper liners.
  • Combine all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices, salt) in a large bowl. Whisk to evenly distribute everything.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add eggs and yogurt to well. Whisk eggs into yogurt incorporating as little of flour as possible.
  • Add applesauce and lemon juice to yogurt and eggs. Whisk to mix, slowly incorporating in the flour.
  • Mix only until everything is incorporated, some lumps may remain. Over mixing will result in tough muffins. Gently fold in apple pieces.
  • Scoop batter into paper liners, filling to the top or slightly heaping.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean and the muffins are lightly browned.

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Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container with a paper towel under them to absorb any moisture for up to 3 days. They are best served warm and the same day.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Substitute the Greek yogurt with milk
  • Substitute the egg for a flax egg to make it vegan.
  • Substitute the coconut sugar with any other granulated sugar.
  • Substitute the applesauce with butter, coconut oil or any neutral oil.
  • To make this gluten-free, use an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix. Do not substitute only almond flour or only coconut flour.
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg