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Almond Flour Apple Muffins with Pumpkin

Almond flour, shredded apple, and pumpkin make these muffins moist, tender, and delicious!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18
Author Elizabeth Ward

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, optional
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coarsely grated unpeeled apple (avoid Macintosh apples, if possible)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F. Generously coat 18 standard muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, using a whisk.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin, honey, oil, and vanilla until well combined.  
  • Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and combine, using a wooden spoon, until thoroughly blended. Gently fold in the apples.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the 18 muffin cups. 
  • Bake for 13 to 16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove muffins from pan and cool on a wire rack. 

Notes

Grind 1 cup of whole almonds for about 1 1/3 cups almond flour. 
Per muffin: 159 calories, 8 grams fat (1 gram saturated fat), 31 milligrams cholesterol, 168 milligrams sodium, 20 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 8 grams added sugar, 4 grams protein.