One of the things I miss most about have celiac disease is the ease of baked goods. These things have to be planned ahead. I can’t just run to the store for doughnuts or a baguette. It’s depressing sometimes. But I have been able to create some new recipes and today, I am sharing some applesauce muffins with you. It’s September and apple season so if you’ve been apple picking and need something to do with all those apples, make some applesauce and then whip up a batch of these bad boys.
What You Need:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup applesauce – homemade or unsweetened from the store
- 1 3/4 cups gluten free flour – I use the Pillsbury blend. It works well and is affordable
- 1 Tbs baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Making the Muffins:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine butter and sugar until smooth
- Beat in 1 egg at a time
- Add applesauce
- Slowly add flour, baking powder, and salt until blended smooth
- Add chopped walnuts and cinnamon and combine thoroughly
- Bake for 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center of the muffin
I have a 6 tin muffin tin and I filled each halfway. Be sure to shake the pan to level out the batter before cooking. I had to do 2 batches, 1 completely full of 6 muffins and 1 that just had 2 muffins. This tin is larger than a cupcake tin so if you’re using a cupcake tin, you’ll get more muffins.
Once they’re baked, allow them to cool slightly before eating. I ate mine with a little bit of butter but everyone else ate the plain and thought they were delicious.
If you don’t want to make them with gluten free flour, you can of course use wheat flour. You should be able to substitute one for one, since I used a blend. They really are delicious and made the whole house smell great!
What’s your favorite way to cook or bake with apples?