Why does it always happen when you are looking forward to the weekend that it flies by so quick?
This weekend was all that I could have asked for and more. The boyfriend came up for the Keith Urban concert “Fuse” on Friday night in Toronto. He was simply amazing, we could not have asked for a better show. We decided to make the most of our time in Toronto with a little bit of shopping at the Eaton Centre and then visiting the new “Ripley’s Aquarium,” which on a Saturday afternoon was mayhem. However, it is definitely a MUST see, I would recommend it to anyone, the perfect activity for a date. Plus you learn all about the fish living in our Great Lakes all the way to the oceans. Do you know how many teeth sharks have? Feel free to count.
You would have thought when we got home we would have been tired, however I found this recipe on Quest for Balance and I was too excited about it, so I began my quest for the perfect Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins.
Through personal preference I made a few changes to the recipe and gave it my own little twist. I chose to use granny smith apples because well they are one of my favourites and have a great sweet taste to them. I decided not to use milk so I included more eggs (not quite as many in the picture) and I added apple sauce (yet another great natural sweetener) instead. Lately I have been loving coconut oil, so I resorted to using that instead of olive oil. I also added more cinnamon because who doesn’t love a spoon full of cinnamon?
This recipe was simply divine and they turned out perfectly. They were small in size and perfect for a simple snack in the middle of the day. Plus who could resist a warm apple cinnamon muffin with a cup of tea on a cold winters day? NOT me that is for sure. The boyfriend loved them as well, so I was sure to send some with him for his drive back home.
This time I made sure to capture photos throughout the entire process so you could follow as I baked. I am always looking for new recipes so stay tuned to what I will come up with next. Happy Sunday my friends!
Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Adapted from: My Quest for Balance
2 cups oat flour (I used brown ride flour)
1.5 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 egg, beaten (I used 3 eggs & 2 tbsp. apple sauce)
3/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup melted raw honey (I did not add quite as much)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tbsp. olive oil (I used coconut oil)
1 apple, chopped (I shredded 2 apples)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: oat flour, cinnamon and baking powder. In a small mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients: almond milk, honey, vanilla, olive oil. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, do not over mix. Fold in the chopped apple. Fill lined muffin tins 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 minutes until a tooth pick comes out clean when inserted into the center.