You might not think of apples as being superior to other super fruits such as goji berries, but apples are actually quite high in antioxidants. In fact, apples are ranked second among popular consumed fruits in highest antioxidant activity. These antioxidants are what provide the majority of health benefits such as protecting against cancers, protecting brain health, decreasing the risk of diabetes and protecting the heart.
As with sweet potatoes, most of the nutrition in apples comes from the skin of the fruit. The skin is where most of the fiber can be found, roughly 4 grams of it. The apple found in these apple streusel muffins comes from two sources – a fresh green apple and applesauce.
Apple Streusel Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup tapioca flour
½ cup coconut sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ tablespoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 green apple, peeled and diced
⅓ cup natural applesauce
2 tablespoons coconut oil, soft
¼ cup almond milk
3 eggs, whisked
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup almond flour
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, applesauce, coconut oil, almond milk and vanilla extract until smooth.
Add the coconut flour, tapioca flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt. Mix until no lumps remain.
Fold in the apple. Set batter aside.
In a small bowl, mix together the streusel ingredients until its crumbly and comes together.
Fill each muffin tin ¾ way full with batter. Sprinkle with streusel topping.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.