Apples n’ Nut Butter. Is there a better snack? Enjoy the taste of crisp apple and creamy nut butter in one, delicious muffin. As an added bonus, these muffins are flourless. I basically baked my mix of apples n’ nut butter in a muffin tin. A tablespoon of Ground Flax serves as the binder and egg replacer. It’s an easy, healthy snack.

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I love to eat this before a run. It gives me a little boost without filling me up. This week I had some gorgeous runs, on my beach, of course!

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We actually had a bit of weather (ha!) And I saw a mini funnel cloud that the news dubbed a “Tornado.” Maybe because it eventually hit the water? Lol, I have no idea. We don’t have tornadoes in San Diego. Anyway, back to muffins….

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Apples n’ Nut Butter Muffins

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For this recipe, you can use any Nut Butter you desire. As usual, I used Sunflower Seed Butter. Sunflower Seeds are on the 100 healthiest foods list. I love them for the fact they are nut free and an excellent anti-inflammatory source of nutrition. You can either buy Sunbutter or make your own like I did here:

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There is no fancy recipe. I basically throw about a cup of Sunflower Seeds and a 1/4 cup olive oil in the food processor and push start. Scrape down the sides and and add more liquid as needed. I like my sunbutter on the chunky side, so I tend to not add too much liquid.

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Apples are also one the World’s Healthiest Foods with benefits like antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-asthma, as well as cardiovascular. However it’s important to buy only organic as they are also on the Dirty Dozen list. This list includes: apples, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, grapes, celery, spinach, sweet bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas and potatoes.

I also made my own apple sauce like I did in this recipe. It’s so easy! Just throw everything in the crockpot. But, again, you can buy and use any applesauce. When everything was mixed, I spooned it into my mini muffin tin and baked!

 

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Apples n' Nut Butter Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

12 mini Muffins

Apples n' Nut Butter Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C Nut Butter
  • 1/2 C Apple Sauce
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP Flax Meal
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
  2. Blend all ingredients in a bowl
  3. Spoon into a well oiled mini muffin tin
  4. Bake approximately 18 minutes*

You can see here, these muffins are bit on the the crispy side. Start checking your muffins with a toothpick at about 15 minutes and bake to desired doneness.

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Enjoy!

“I do not fix problems, I fix my thinking. And then problems fix themselves.”

-Louise Hay

Keep Well,

Marla