These Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins use whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and less sugar to make for a healthy, cozy fall treat!
2 Pink Lady or Royal Gala apples, quartered, cored
300g (2 cups) self-raising flour, sifted
110g (1/2 cup) demerara sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
35g (1/3 cup) walnut halves, finely chopped
250ml (1 cup) buttermilk
80ml (1/3 cup) grapeseed oil or canola oil
1 tablespoon demerara sugar, extra
Preheat oven to 180°C. line twelve 80ml (1/3-cup) capacity muffin pans with paper cases. thinly slice 2 apple quarters and reserve. Chop the remaining apple.
- Step 2
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a bowl. Stir in the walnut and make a well in the centre.
- Step 3
Combine buttermilk, oil and eggs in a bowl. add buttermilk mixture and chopped apple to the well. Stir until just combined. divide among pans. top with reserved apple.
- Step 4
Combine the remaining cinnamon and extra sugar and sprinkle over the muffins. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean. Set aside in pan for 5 minutes to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.