Vegan Apple Muffins, Our Healthy Twist on a Classic

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Here at the Go Green Collective every day is a good day for a healthy treat!  Hope you enjoy our Vegan Apple Muffin recipe!

Well hello Tuesday!  And election day!  I am not a politico-spewer so all I will say is this: do your Country a favor and GO VOTE!  Okay.  That’s all I will say on that matter.

Let’s chat about something much more exciting: MUFFINS!

This weekend was a crazy whirlwind of birthday celebrations, and a few too many dinners out, which made meal prep even that much more necessary this Sunday.  Therefore, after a much needed nap, I whipped up some yummy recipes for the week.

To kind of give you all a run down on what we eat on a vegan menu, here it goes:

Breakfast: Shakeology and Ezekiel toast with raw almond butter
Snack: Energy bites (find my bomb-diggity recipe HERE) or these Apple Muffins <3
Lunch: Chili
Snack: Apple and Kombucha
Dinner: Homemade Pizza or Burrito Bowls

Eric and I both love food and love experimenting with new vegan recipes, so we switch it up, but have found quite a few that we come back to a lot, like chili and homemade pizza, because we are always up for those!

But that menu is above is what we are doing this week.  Meal planning and prepping is one of my favorite things to do, I get such energy from KNOWING what my meals will look like.  I don’t like guesswork during the week, I like grab and go.  This was I can eat super healthy all week without having to think twice about it.

Sure, it takes a little time on Sundays to get it all prepped, but is saves SO much time during the week, it is totally worth it!

Anyway.  Enough about meal planning, we are here for a damn recipe, Jackie!

I think even more than cooking I love to bake.  I rarely do it, because well its hard to get all my veggies in with strictly baked goods, but I still love making healthier versions of our favorites.

This weekend we got some amazing local apples from the Farmer’s Market, so what better way to enjoy them than in healthy, vegan muffins!

Here is what you’ll need: 

1 Cup Brown Rice Flour
1/2 Coconut Flour or Almond Flour
1/2 Gluten Free Oats
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (or other sweetener)
2 T Ground Flax Seed
1 t Sea Salt
1.5 t Baking Powder
1.25 Cups Almond Milk
1 Medium Ripe Banana, mashed
2 t Vanilla
1 Medium Organic Apple, peeled, cored, diced

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together dry ingredients: flours, oats, sugar, flax, salt and baking powder.

Then mix in diced apple.  Make sure to coat them in the flour mixture.  This will keep them from sinking to the bottom of the muffin tins.

Then add in almond milk, banana and vanilla.

Mix until well combined.  Pour into greased muffin tin.  I made 6 large muffins, but you can obviously use a smaller pan instead.

Bake for about 30-35 minutes, until tops turn golden.  Sprinkle with sugar and let cool.

These are good for about 5 days.  I like to put them in a sealed container on the counter, the fridge dries them out faster.

But the will keep a little longer in the fridge.  You could also freeze some for later!

Like I mentioned, these are the perfect snack to pack for lunch or to make for a healthy treat for school.

If you give them a try, please let me know what you think!  Tag me on IG: @jackielutze

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