Sunday, July 8, 2012

Wheat-Free Oatmeal Apple Muffins

Adapted from a recipe at

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
  • 3 cups freshly ground oatmeal (rolled oats)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sugar free applesauce
  • 3 lightly beaten large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons light olive oil OR canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded apple (about one large apple - do not peel the apple)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°
  1. Use a stick blender to pulverize oatmeal to a flour-like consistency
  2. Place oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Whisk to blend.
  3. Lightly beat eggs in a small bowl. Add yogurt, apple juice, oil and vanilla. Whisk to blend and pour into bowl with dry ingredients. Stir to thoroughly blend.
  4. Fold in shredded apple and walnuts. Stir just until blended.
  5. Line muffin pan with paper liners, or lightly grease pan and fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.
  7. Sprinkle hot muffins with cinnamon sugar mixture and allow muffins to cool for about 10-15 minutes before serving.

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