Apple Flax Seed Muffins
Apple muffins are such a great snack or a good light breakfast option. I have been experimenting with my old recipes and changed this recipe to add more fiber. I also cut back on the butter and substituted applesauce. My children love homemade muffins, and I am always trying to give them great food and at the same time I am trying to keep them healthy. By adding just one cup of flax seed you can improve the fiber content of this recipe by 46 grams of fiber. Flaxseed is so good for you rich in antioxidants and omega 3 essential fatty acids. This powerful little seed helps combat heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. I add flaxseed to all my muffin recipes now. I would love to hear from you so please post a comment below or send me a message on Facebook! Bon Appétit, Cecelia
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup golden ground flax
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup water or milk
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 4 ounces melted butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup chopped apples
- Directions: preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large mixing bowl add sugar, eggs, vanilla, melted butter beat on medium for about 30 seconds. Add water or milk. Mix again for 30 more seconds until blended. In separate mixing bowl add flour, ground flax seed, cinnamon, apple sauce and chopped apples. Mix until combined. Add the wet mixture to dry mixture. With an electric mixer, mix on medium for two minutes or until all ingredients are fully blended. Prepare muffin pan with cooking spray and pour batter into pan and bake for 18 - 22 minutes.
- TIP: To make this recipe dairy free use water instead of milk.
- Gluten Free: To make gluten free substitute (gluten free flour blend).
- Tip: Test with tooth pick, poke in center if it come out clean it is fully cooked. When using dark baking dishes you may have to reduce cooking time by one or two minutes (18 – 20 minutes).
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