Tender apple spice muffins are an instant fall favorite. Perfectly balanced for sweetness and spice, breakfast has never been easier.
Perfect in the morning with a hot cup of ginger tea, these are the muffins I can’t stop eating. Grated apples fall into a batter laced with cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg. Can you imagine how your kitchen will smell while baking these beauties? Topped with candied ginger and hazelnuts, this is a recipe that I’ve baked not once, but three times (because they are that good).
Made with almond meal, oats and gluten-free flour, these apple spice muffins are also free of oil, butter or margarine. Applesauce makes a fine stand-in for oil of any kind in this recipe, making these muffins lighter, healthier and practically guilt-free!
Nutrient-packed hazelnuts top these muffins for an extra boost of protein, fiber, calcium and vitamin E. It’s nuttiness also compliments the sweetness of fresh, grated apple oh so well. Don’t forget about the candied ginger atop too. Candied ginger offers a sweet-spicy pick-me-up that also delivers anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory properties.
Best of all, these muffins can be whipped up in just one bowl. They are:
Simple + sweet
Soft + tender
Hearty + comforting
I can’t seem to imagine anything nicer than a bite of these apple spice muffins on a cool fall morning. Enjoy!