Apple-Granola Muffins (Gluten Free)

After the routine fall apple picking with the fam, I was inspired to make a healthy-enough-to-eat-for-breakfast, lunch and dinner muffin. This recipe was a first for me, but came out sooo good! Hope you love them!
apple granola gluten free muffin recipe by Anna, registered dietitian

SERVES: 12 MUFFINS | ACTIVE TIME: 10 MIN

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup melted, grass-fed butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2-3 red apples, grated (about 1 cup total, after lightly packed down and excess juice poured off)
  • 2 pastured eggs
  • 1 cup walnut pieces 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

PREPARATION

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F;
  • Use a food processor to quickly grate the apple (no need to peel);
  • Transfer grated apple to measuring cup, lightly pack down the apple to measure ~1 cup, then pour off excess juice (drink that fresh juice!)
  • Using the same food processor (or a blender) add all ingredients except the apples and walnuts. Blend until a chunky batter comes together;
  • Add in the walnut pieces and grated apple, give it all a quick pulse to mix, but keep chunky;
  • Spoon the batter into a lined muffin tin;
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the tops are golden brown;
  • Let cool, then enjoy!

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