- 1 1/4 c. flax seed meal OR whole flax seeds
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbs. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/3 c. sugar or sucanat
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 c. melted unrefined coconut oil (use the code STEWARDSHIP for 10% off at that site!) (or butter)
- 1/2 c. applesauce (yogurt works as a substitute)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 large apple, chopped
- 1/2 c. , chopped
- If using ground flax (meal):
- Mix dry ingredients. Beat the eggs and add to dry mixture along with oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Add apple and nuts and stir to combine.
- If using whole flax seeds; you’ll need a decent blender for this one:
- Blend eggs, oil, flax seeds, applesauce and vanilla about a minute, or as long as it takes to grind up the seeds completely. (This just about killed my blender, so I decided “good enough” when my blender just didn’t want to move anymore.) The mixture will get very gummy and thick quite quickly.
- Combine dry ingredients separately.
- If you have a high-powered blender, add dry ingredients to the mixture in the blender and blend to combine, then stir in apples and walnuts.
- If you have a regular blender, pour wet mixture from blender into a bowl, where you can combine with dry ingredients, apples and nuts.
- To finish either method:
- Allow fully incorporated mixture to stand 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line or grease muffin tins. Spoon into tins (the batter will be very thick) and bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (12-14 for mini muffins)