Apple-Almond Oat Bran Muffins

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Try saying that name 10 times fast!

These powerhouse muffins are FIBER-PACKED and DAIRY-FREE  Perfect for little tummies that need help staying regular.  While I love bran muffins, I often find them to be a bit dry – not these babies!  These muffins are moist and filling.  They also successfully withstand freezing and reheating (although they don’t usually last long enough to freeze them!)  This recipe will yield 12 standard-sized muffins.  Enjoy!

Recipe:

Prep time: 15 mins

Bake Time: 22 mins

Total Time: 37 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
    • If you prefer a smoother texture, chop almond slice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 1/2 (1.5) teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup shredded apple (with skin)
    • I typically use honey crisp apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 muffin liners

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F
  2. Place all dry ingredients in medium mixing bowl and mix well
  3. Use a medium/large grater (like this one) to shred your apple, leaving the skin on for extra fiber
  4. Use a paper towel to blot out extra moisture in shredded apples
  5. Add apples to dry mixture
  6. In a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs, then add to dry mixture
  7. Add maple syrup, applesauce, and coconut oil to mixture
  8. Stir until all ingredients are well-combined
  9. Place muffin liners in your muffin trays (12 total)
  10. Evenly distribute batter amongst muffin cups (about 2 heaping tablespoons per cup)
  11. Place on middle rack of oven and bake at 350F for 22 minutes or until a toothpick can be cleanly removed from the center
  12. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from muffin tin

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Note: All recipes on this site are ones that have worked for our family now or in the past. I recommend that you always follow the feeding, nutrition, and safety advice provided by your doctors in addition to your own judgement regarding what is safe and appropriate for your child(ren). Our children are unique individuals and may have different needs depending upon their age, development, medical status, etc.

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