Apple Chia Muffins [Gluten Free]

Do you wait until the weekend or until after you workout to eat a cheat meal or sweets?

Maybe it’s because after limiting your carbohydrate and sugar intake during the week, you lose a little self-control around gluten free muffins and cookies.

If that sounds familiar then, I have two great tips for you.

  • Try to make or bake sweet treats yourself so that you know exactly what’s in it and you can control how much or how little sugar you put in it. Plus, there are many grain-free baking flours and natural sweeteners to choose from that won’t cause inflammation or your sugar to spike. And, you can really increase the fiber and nutrient content of your baked goods and sweets using alternative flours and seeds.
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  • Eating one treat or sweet during the week won’t derail your good eating habits. It’s not realistic to think anyone eats 100% clean. I want to help you open your mind to the idea that you can change and not stay stuck in the “I’m good or bad” mentality that keeps you losing weight and then gaining it all back.

I made a special sweet treat that you can enjoy as a snack or as breakfast, guilt free, because it’s made with a natural sweetener and a low glycemic, gluten-free flour.

 

Apple Chia Muffins [ Gluten Free ]

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3.5 oz avocado oil
  • 2 flax eggs flax eggs: 2 tablespoons of ground flax plus 5 tablespoons of water. Add the ingredients to a small bowl and mix together. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Then add to your recipe when it calls for eggs.
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups apple chopped, about two small apples
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk or any milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder aluminum-free
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt ground

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a muffin pan with silicone cups, paper cups, or grease with coconut oil.
  • Blend the maple syrup and avocado oil in a large mixing bowl. Then add the flax eggs and mix or blend. Add the vanilla and mix.
  • Next, add the apples, cinnamon, and nut milk and mix well.
  • In another bowl mix the oat flour, chia seeds, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together.
  • Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until the flour is blended with the apple mixture.
  • Scoop the batter about 2 tablespoons each into each muffin cup.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool on a cooling rack for about 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

To make a 2 flax eggs: 2 tablespoons of ground flax plus 5 tablespoons of water. Add the ingredients to a small bowl and mix together. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Then add to your recipe when it calls for eggs.
Enjoy as-is, with ghee, or your favorite nut butter.

Hi, I'm Melissa

Hi, I'm Melissa

Holistic Health Coach

 I help women feel good about food and their bodies without the constant battle of dieting. Your body wants you to feel good and is your best health advocate. Let's hang out and discover how to be well without dieting ever again. Thanks for being here!

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