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Apple & Macadamia Muffins

Updated: May 2, 2023

I would run to the local cafe and grab a muffin and a coffee before work because I was too rushed to make breakfast. They would have been full of sugar even though they were delicious I wouldn’t have called them a healthy breakfast. But I think having a homemade healthy muffin as you rush out the door is an ok in my book.

I love this recipe and even had my work colleagues give it the big thumbs up with their morning tea. The sweetness of the apples means I don’t need to use refined sugars to make them pleasurable on the tongue.

These babies also make a great pick-me-up at 3 pm on a workday when you need that sugar. You can thank me later.

You will need:

1 tbsp coconut oil for greasing 1 1/2 cups (240g) wholemeal self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarb soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tbsp coconut sugar 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup macadamia nuts crushed 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup of nut milk (of your choice) 1 tsp chia seeds 5 apples cored and grated

How to make:

Preheat the oven to 180°c fan forced 200°c conventional and grease the 12-hole muffin tray with coconut oil.

Sift the dry ingredients flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, cinnamon and coconut sugar in a large bowl mixing bowl. Add oats and macadamias and toss to combine.

In another bowl stir together the vanilla extract, olive oil, nut milk, chia seeds and apples. Set aside for 5 minutes (to let the chia to soak).

Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry mixture and stir till well combined; transfer the mixture into the muffin tray holes and spoon them evenly. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until skewer the middle of the muffin and if it comes out clean.

Take out of the oven and rest for 20 minutes; take them out of the muffin tray with a knife by going about the edges and they should pop right out. rest for another 10 minutes on a cooling rack

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