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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Apple Spice Muffins


It's the holidays and I have yet to make a single batch of Christmas cookies. I've been so strapped for time lately that the girls have had nothing but boxed cereal for breakfast for days upon days. In this house, that's just not popular. The girls have been begging for muffins and I could not ignore their plaintive pleas any longer. Late last night I finally made a batch. These are good and whip up in a flash which is very helpful for busy days. You could, if you wanted to, call them a holiday muffin...the cinnamon makes the house smell like Christmas. That's what I tell the girls, anyway.

Dry Ingredients
1 3/4 cup GF flour blend
1/4 cup flax meal
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt

Wet Ingredients
1 cup applesauce
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 small apple, peeled, cored and diced (if desired)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with baking cups, set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together the applesauce through the vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combine. Fold in the diced apple, if desired.

Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake about 20 minutes or until they smell really good and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the tin to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 12 muffins.

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