Friday, December 16, 2011

Vegan Apple-Almond "Bite" Muffins

With all the sweets around the holidays, I was searching for some sugar-free inspiration. Below is my sugar-free yummy Apple-Almond Muffin "Bite" recipe. They're a little bigger than a bite, but a little smaller than a hearty muffin - which makes them light and perfect for the holidays. With a quick scan of the ingredients, I believe they fall just about 100 calories each, depending on the amount of almonds you use of course! I hope you enjoy it!  

1 Cup Cortland Apple (About 1 Large apple - You can add more if you want!)
1 1/2 Tablespoons Ground Flax seed
2 1/2 Tablespoons Warm Water
1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
1 1/4 Cups Original soy milk
2 Cups  Flour
1/2 Cup Truvia (Or Stevia, Sugar-free Sweetener)
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon 
1 Teaspoon Baking soda
2 Teaspoon Baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Enough sliced almonds to sprinkle on the muffins! (About 2-3 Tablespoons)

Makes 12 Muffins to enjoy. 


STEP 1: Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl whisk the milled flax seed and warm water. Once completely combined mix in the almond extract and soy milk. In a separate bowl add the peeled, chopped apple with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and mix until all of the apples are covered - place to the side.
STEP 2: In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, Truvia, remaining cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix thoroughly. Add the liquid ingredients when ready and stir until combined. 
STEP 3: Stir in apples and place mixture into a fully oiled muffin tin (you can also use silicone muffin liners - paper not recommended because the batter is fairly thick). Sprinkle with sliced muffins and place in the oven.
STEP 4: Bake for 12-17 minutes and let cool completely before serving. 


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