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Carrot Apple Cranberry Muffins

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen small muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: Oven

Description

Breakfast, snack, healthy dessert; these muffins are perfect for any time of day.


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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 flax eggs (1 tbsp flax meal to 2.5 tbsp water for each egg)
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup peeled, finely diced apples
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot

Cranberry Glaze (optional):

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 35 tbsp cranberry juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Muffins:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line muffin tin with paper or silicon liners.
  2. To make flax eggs, stir together flax meal and water and let sit to thicken for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Whisk together almond milk and apple cider vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients: oat flour, GF flour, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and hemp seeds.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to blend coconut oil, applesauce, maple syrup, orange juice and zest, coconut sugar and regular sugar. Add in flax eggs and almond milk and continue mixing.
  6. Slowly add dry ingredients until a smooth batter forms. Fold in pecans, apples, cranberries and grated carrot.
  7. Use a cookie scoop to easily portion mixture into muffin tins. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Glaze:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients, starting with 3 tbsp cranberry juice, and add more juice if needed to reach desired consistency. The thicker, the better! Spoon over cooled muffins and let set.

Keywords: quick and easy, on the go

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