Apple Pie Muffins

My friend Ella is visiting me in Boston, and we made a delicious brunch today! I’m trying to use up a lot of my baking supplies and food before I move out in two weeks (which I’m SO sad about- I’m going to miss my view and lovely apartment!) So today we used some of my apples and the last of a bag of coconut flour to make apple pie muffins!! These are a hybrid between muffins and pie crust with an apple pie filling, and super tasty!



Here’s the instructions (makes about 6 full sized muffins):

Ingredients

Dry:

¾ cup almond flour

⅛ cup coconut flour (you could also use 1 cup almond flour and then adjust the liquid ingredients for consistency)

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp salt

Dash of: nutmeg, cardamom, and allspice


Wet:

1 egg

1 tbsp melted and cooled coconut oil

About 3 tbsp applesauce

Drizzle of honey


Filling:

2 apples

Coconut oil

Cinnamon

Vanilla extract

Honey

Crushed pecans or walnuts (optional)


Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a muffin tin with papers. Spray the papers with oil lightly. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix well.

  2. If the dough is still very clumpy, you can add more applesauce until it is evenly mixed and mostly smooth. It will be slightly crumbly but you should be able to mold it fairly well.

  3. Press the dough into the muffin tins, forming them into cup-like shapes. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges get golden brown.

  4. While the crust is baking, dice the apples. Add them to a warm pan on the stovetop and sauté with the cinnamon, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla. Cover for about 5 minutes and then remove the cover. Once the apple pieces are soft, add in crushed pecans or walnuts if desired, and set aside.

  5. When the crusts are ready, spoon the apple filling into the pie crusts. Drizzle with nut butter (we used RX bar honey cinnamon butter), let cool, and enjoy!


Me enjoying these muffins while dressed in my most brunch-y outfit!

We also made an egg dish with chopped celery, tomatoes, mixed veggies, and tomato basil chicken sausage. We mixed this all together with salt, pepper, turmeric, and basil and then poured half into an oiled baking dish. Then we spread out sweet potato chips for a middle layer, and added the rest of the egg mixture. I covered it with tinfoil so it would bake evenly, then baked it at 375 F for 25-30 minutes or until cooked fully.

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