Healthy applesauce muffins are made with coconut flour. They are sugar-free, gluten-free, low carb and delicious!
I was set on baking healthy applesauce muffins, and after several attempts, I have finally succeeded! These tasty and healthy muffins are made with coconut flour. They are low carb, gluten-free and sugar-free.
What ingredients are used in this recipe?
You’ll only need a few ingredients to make this recipe (exact amounts are listed in the recipe card below):
- Unsweetened applesauce
- Unsalted butter, melted
- Sweetener (I use stevia)
- Vanilla extract
- Sea salt
- Coconut flour
- Baking soda
How to make healthy applesauce muffins
It’s so easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:
- Whisk together the eggs, applesauce, butter, stevia, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon.
- Whisk in the coconut flour and baking powder.
- Divide the batter between lined and greased muffin cups.
- bake at 350°F until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.
How to sweeten them?
I sweeten these muffins with a small amount of stevia, which I believe is safe. I like stevia glycerite because it lacks the bitter aftertaste typical to stevia.
You could probably replace the stevia with 1/2 cup of a granulated sweetener such as coconut sugar or a low carb sweetener. Although I haven’t actually tried that.
Can I skip the butter?
The fat – melted butter or oil – is indeed optional. I made these muffins both ways – in fact, the video shows me making them with no fat in the batter.
However, I do like these applesauce muffins much better with the fat. It improves their flavor and texture. The nutritional info below does include 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
Are they as good as wheat flour muffins?
No. Don’t expect the texture of wheat flour muffins. Like most coconut flour baked goods (these gluten-free pumpkin muffins are a good example), the texture of these healthy applesauce muffins is a little spongy.
Nevertheless, they are delicious. I like to spread them with a little sweet butter and enjoy them for breakfast with a cup of coffee. Bliss!
What makes them healthy?
I believe that these muffins are a better choice than regular wheat muffins for several reasons:
How long can I keep these healthy applesauce muffins?
You can keep them in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them in freezer bags for up to 3 months.
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Healthy Applesauce Muffins
- Avocado oil spray for pan
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 teaspoon stevia glycerite (equals 1/2 cup sugar)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Pinch sea salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup coconut flour (56 grams)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 6 muffin cups with liners and spray the liners with oil.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, applesauce, butter, stevia, vanilla, salt and cinnamon.
- Whisk in the coconut flour and baking powder. Batter will be thick.
- Using a 4-tablespoon scoop, divide the batter between the muffin cups.
- bake until set and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.
- Cool 15 minutes on a wire rack before enjoying.