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October 12, 2017

by Alyssa Rimmer

Healthy Honey Applesauce Blender Muffins

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These healthy Honey Applesauce Blender Muffins are gluten-free, dairy-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free and ready in just 5 minutes using your blender!

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Before I left for Italy, I went up to my parent's house in Vermont to take in a bit of fall foliage and breathe that fresh Vermont air. Getting out of the city is always a treat this time of year (of course it didn't hurt that my mom and I were on our way to Italy!), and Vermont is the perfect getaway.

It's only about 4 hours from the city by car, Trevi absolutely loves it, and we get to back up a storm with all the fresh Vermont apples and pumpkin.

I was on a recipe testing tear before our trip and these Honey Applesauce Blender Muffins were the crowd favorite.

Facebook logoTwitter logoPinterest logoA HEALTHY Applesauce Muffin that’s gluten-free, sweetened with honey, dairy-free, oil-free and whipped up in the blender in under 5 minutes flat!

Not only are they healthy, but they're also gluten-free, sweetened with honey, dairy-free, oil-free and whipped up in the blender in under 5 minutes flat!

Muffins made entire in a blender. I don't think it gets any easier than that!

Facebook logoTwitter logoPinterest logoA HEALTHY Applesauce Muffin that’s gluten-free, sweetened with honey, dairy-free, oil-free and whipped up in the blender in under 5 minutes flat!

Facebook logoTwitter logoPinterest logoA HEALTHY Applesauce Muffin that’s gluten-free, sweetened with honey, dairy-free, oil-free and whipped up in the blender in under 5 minutes flat!

The base of these applesauce blender muffins is oats. The oats get ground into a flour-like consistency in the blender and add the most amazing texture to the muffins.

Even though they don't have that classic puffy top you see from some bakery-style muffins, I promise, these nuggets will not disappoint. The texture is soft, fluffy and surprisingly light. The combo of oats and almond flour makes them springy and a bit spongy, but not dense and gummy like some gluten-free muffins.

And they keep really well, so they're also great for meal prep!

Facebook logoTwitter logoPinterest logoMade in a blender in just 5 minutes, these Healthy Honey Applesauce Muffins make a deliciously healthy breakfast or sweet snack!

Facebook logoTwitter logoPinterest logoMade in a blender in just 5 minutes, these Healthy Honey Applesauce Muffins make a deliciously healthy breakfast or sweet snack!

I went with the apple-honey combo because it just felt like the perfect way to celebrate fall in a muffin. And if you recognize some of the base ingredients it's because this uses my standard oatmeal blender muffin base with flavor tweaks.

You guys really seem to be liking these flavor adaptations that I'm making with some of my more classic recipes (like quinoa breakfast cookies and quinoa pancakes). What I personally love about using a “formula” like this is that you pretty much know what to expect on the end result without having to test over and over again.

Instead, we make small tweaks to the recipe that amount in huge flavor adjustments making them feel (and taste) like a brand new recipe.

Facebook logoTwitter logoPinterest logoMade in a blender in just 5 minutes, these Healthy Honey Applesauce Muffins make a deliciously healthy breakfast or sweet snack!

Honestly, when you're craving some in the chillier days of October, you can't beat these applesauce blender muffins.

The honey flavor comes through ever so slightly and the applesauce adds sweetness, a subtle apple flavor, and helps keep the muffins moist and tender. And like I mentioned in the beginning, we're not using any gluten, dairy, refined sugar, oil AND these can also be made egg-free.

And they totally double as a healthy breakfast, a sweet afternoon treat or a healthy dessert. Drizzle on some extra honey for a little more decadence or amp up the protein content by adding a slather of peanut butter. There's no wrong way to eat these muffins!

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Healthy Honey Applesauce Blender Muffins

These healthy Honey Applesauce Blender Muffins are gluten-free, dairy-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free and ready in just 5 minutes using your blender!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 9 Servings
Calories 127kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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Facebook logoTwitter logoPinterest logoMade in a blender in just 5 minutes, these Healthy Honey Applesauce Muffins make a a deliciously healthy breakfast or sweet snack!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin and set aside.
  • Add the egg, applesauce, milk and honey into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Add the oats and blend again until smooth. Add remaining ingredients (minus the pecans) and blend again until combined.
  • Fill each cup ¾ of the way full. Sprinkle with pecans if using and press down slightly so they stay in place. Add water to the cups that are unused.
  • Bake on the center rack for 22 - 24 minutes until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. If desired, reheat in the toaster oven or in the microwave (and definitely drizzle with some honey or creamy peanut butter!)

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Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 0.8mg

 

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  1. in video you show quick oats-but in recipe call for oats-does it make a difference if you use old fashioned oats or quick oats? Thanks

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  5. Yum ????!
    These are so delicious. I used oat flour because I was out of oats and they turned out perfect! Thank you for another delicious recipe!

    • I don’t think so! You’d have to replace it with something else. I would suggest using half the amount of liquid sweetener if you want 🙂

  6. My muffins turned out very tasty – but very flat! Any tips? They’re like hockey pucks haha! I used regular flour & brown sugar as swaps

    • I think that’s probably why! They have gluten and if you made them in the blender, the gluten was probably activated too much and restricted the rise. Sorry about that!

  7. Wow! I just made these! 🙂 I was looking for a quick receipt to make this evening and these muffins were just in time. I didn’t have applesauce so I used a ripe banana. And instead of pecans I put some frozen blueberries in batter. Turned out amazing! Thanks for the receipt 🙂

  8. Sounds delicious. Can you substitute organic sugar for the coconut sugar? So glad you gave an egg alternative as I have an allergy to eggs.

  9. We eat so many muffins and these ones sound so good! I love that you made them in the blender too, so easy! I bet they make the house smell so good 🙂

  10. Made these this weekend and am loving them! Stuff I always have in the house, my toddler seems to like them, and since I had leftover walnut/cinnamon/coconut sugar crumble from an oatmeal recipe, I swapped that in for the pecans (I’m allergic.) Amazingly delicious and sooooo easy! Thank you!

  11. I made these today and they’re delicious! I accidentally put in 1 tsp of nutmeg but you know what? They’re tasty with the extra nutmeg. I’ll definitely be checking out your other muffin recipes.

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