Applesauce Cinnamon Muffins
What You'll Need
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground allspice
½ cup brown sugar or date paste (see Tips)
1½ cups applesauce
½ cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
½ cup raisins
½ cup apple, diced
How to Make It
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2 In large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients: whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, brown sugar.
3 In medium bowl, whisk together apple sauce, water, vanilla, vinegar, and date paste (if using).
4 Pour well-blended wet mixture into large bowl with dry ingredients.
5 Peel and dice ½ cup apples, add to bowl, along with raisins, and mix well.
6 Spoon batter into a silicon muffin baking non-stick pan or paper muffin cups. I recommend the silicon pan because these seem to stick to paper cups after baking. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes.
7 Remove from oven, allow to cool, and serve.
Date Paste Recipe. Soak ½ cup of dates in ½ cup of water overnight or approximately 8 hours. Remove dates from water and set the water aside.Purée dates in food processor or blender. Add a few tablespoons of soaking water to the date puree and continue to blend. Blend until the date paste is creamy.Add more soaking water if needed.
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