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Recipe of the Month: Apple Walnut Spice Muffins

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December 29, 2009

Wendy Gabbe Day, NW VEG Coordinator

These apple muffins are hardy, satisfying, and moist. Feel free to add more spices for extra kick.


  • 3 cups oat flour or 3 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup evaporated cane juice
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt, nutmeg and cardamom
  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lightly oil a 12-muffin tin.
  3. Process the rolled oats in a blender or use pre-ground oat flour.
  4. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  5. In a blender, place the apples (remove cores and leave skins on) and blend with the water until smooth.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix until just combined.
  7. Bake 30-35 minutes until muffin tops are golden.
Yield: 12 muffins
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Note: If your gluten-free muffins are coming out very dense, try checking your baking powder freshness. Combine 1 teaspoon baking powder with 1/3 cup hot water. The mixture should bubble vigorously.

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