Recipe by Cookie and Kate
Prep & Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 12 muffins
*Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market
● 2 cups packed almond meal or almond flour (10 ounces)
● 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
● 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
● 1 teaspoon baking soda
● ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
● Optional mix-ins: ½ cup chopped walnuts, raisins, chocolate chips
● ½ cup honey* or maple syrup*
● 3 eggs*
● 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
● 1 cup grated apple* (about 1 ½ apples)
● 1 cup peeled and grated carrots* (about 3 carrots)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper muffin cups.
2. In a large bowl, combine the almond meal, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and optional mix-ins, if using.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey, eggs and butter. Whisk in the grated apple and carrots. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
4. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling each to the brim. Bake until the muffins are nicely browned on top and a knife inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Allow muffins to cool completely before storing.
5. Store leftover muffins in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. If you like them warm, reheat them on low power in the microwave.
MAKE THEM NUT FREE: (The muffins will no longer be gluten free with this variation) 2 cups whole wheat flour can be used as an alternative to the almond meal. Increase the butter to 8 tablespoons (1 stick) and reduce the oats to 1 cup.