Warm Apple & Oat Muffins

Updated: Jul 31, 2020


Warm apple and oat muffins cooling on a wire tray

Who doesn’t love a house that’s filled with the smell of baked muffins - especially when they’re apple and oat ones! These muffins taste as good as they smell,  and are guilt free because they’re refined sugar free and use healthy, real food. 


Oats are such a wonderfully versatile ingredient and work well as a sweet or savoury dish.  Does anyone else love their porridge with salt on it?  This reminds me of my Irish nan who used to make the most creamiest porridge with salt.  It was always so delicious.  


I love that oats can be whizzed up in to a flour and I tend to use it often as a glisten free flour replacement  (using GF oats of course!)


Warm apple and oat muffins cooling on a wire tray

Aside from being such a versatile staple, oats have an abundance of health benefits - they’re highly nutritious with a host of vitamins and minerals including calcium, silica, magnesium and iron.


They are also wonderfully nourishing for the nervous system and can help depression, anxiety, insomnia and nervous exhaustion.  Oats are especially high in fibre and are great for digestive health and for removing toxins from the body.  


Banana, oats, dates and eggs

Here’s how you can make these delicious beauties too.


INGREDIENTS

1.5 cuts oats

1 cup buckwheat flour

2.5 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp sea salt

1.5 tbsp cinnamon 

1/2 tsp ground/grated nutmeg

2 eggs

1/3 cup melted butter / melted coconut oil

1/3 milk 

2 ripe bananas (mashed)

1 grated apple

1 tsp vanilla

6 dates

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.

2. Soak the dates in boiling water and cover over for 15 mins.

3. Add oats, baking powder, buckwheat, salt, nutmeg & cinnamon to a mixing bowl and mix together.

4. Remove dates from the water and roughly chop and add them to a processor along with the eggs & butter/oil and whizz together.