Apple-Cranberry Oatmeal Mini Muffins
Serves: 2 dozen mini-muffins
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup coconut palm sugar
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs (to make these vegan - instead of the eggs mix 2 tablespoons flax meal with 4 tablespoons warm water and let stand for 5 minutes)
  • 1 ½ whole-wheat pastry flour (unbleached AP or gluten-free AP flour work well too)
  • ½ cup whole oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 red apple, shredded
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease a mini-muffin pan.
  2. In a large bowl mix together applesauce through vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and soda, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix well. Fold in the shredded apple and cranberries.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool muffins in pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe by Red Kitchenette at http://www.redkitchenette.com/2016/09/08/apple-cranberry-mini-muffins/