Apple and cinnamon is such a delicious combination and served warm these are the perfect sweet breakfast, dessert or snack treat on a cold day. They are easy to whip up and you can keep them in the fridge to whip out when you are craving something sweet. I used gluten free flour and baking powder so they are great for celiacs and people who simply feel a bit bloated after eating wheat flour.
Ingredients (makes 12 large muffins) -
- 2 eggs
- 100g butter or coconut oil
- 1 cup milk (any type - almond, soy, cows)
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup rice malt syrup + 1 heaped tbs
- 2 cups roughly diced apple
- 2 cups gluten free flour
- 1 1/2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
- Lightly whisk eggs in a mixing bowl.
- Add milk, 1/4 cup rice malt syrup and butter/oil and whisk.
- In a small saucepan over low/medium heat combine apple, 1 tbs rice malt syrup and cinnamon. Keep stirring and cook for approximately 5 minutes or until the apple starts to soften.
- Whisk the flour and baking powder into the wet mixture until it forms a thick batter.
- Fold in the apple mixture.
- Divide into 12 muffin tins and bake in a 180 degree Celsius oven for approximately 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out of the middle clean.
Apple and cinnamon is a great winter combination because of cinnamon's warming qualities and apples are in season. Cinnamon has also been shown to be beneficial for regulating blood sugar and reducing 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels. Apples are sweet and delicious as well as being a great source of antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fibre.