I Love You Cinnamon Apple Muffins from The Tasty Alternative
Author: Amber Husten
Ingredients
Wet
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup filtered water*
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peeled and small chopped apple*
  • ½ teaspoon plain (or vanilla) stevia
Dry
  • 100 grams sorghum flour (3/4 cup)
  • 100 grams brown rice flour (3/4 cup)
  • 60 grams tapioca starch/flour (1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum*
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To make the cute little heart shapes, slice an apple and use a little heart cookie cutter.
  3. In a bowl, add together your dry ingredients. I use a scale to weigh out my gluten-free flours, but friends have told me they just scoop out the flours and the recipe comes out great.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, add the 2 eggs, coconut sugar, applesauce, water (or dairy free milk), vanilla, and stevia and mix with a hand held mixer on med/high for 45 seconds. Add in melted coconut oil and mix another 30 seconds.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix by hand until the dry ingredients are mixed in with the wet, then mix everything again with the hand mixer for 20 seconds or so.
  6. Add in the chopped apples and mix by hand until incorporated.
  7. Fill your muffin tin to the top for nice big muffins, or fill just about ¾ of the way for smaller ones. Bake for 18 minutes on the middle rack. Makes 12 - 15 muffins (depending on how full the tin).
Notes
*In place of water, you can use a dairy-free milk.

*Sorry, but I do not have a vegan-tested version of this recipe, but will soon!

*If you can't have xanthan gum, use 1 tsp of psyllium husk---or just leave out the xanthan.

*Any apple variety will do, but I love the tart of a Granny Smith.
Recipe by gfe--gluten free easily at http://glutenfreeeasily.com/i-love-you-cinnamon-apple-muffins-the-tasty-alternative/