Lightly sauteed apple slices baked under a moist, spiced, whole-grain muffin makes a delicious on-the-go breakfast or a wholesome snack. These Upside Down Apple Muffins also provide a naturally sweet dessert option for kids who will love these nutritious muffins. Bake up this simple recipe today!
servings: 12 muffins
prep time: 20 minutes
cook time: 25 minutes
total time: 45 minutes
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 apples
- 2 tablespoons cane sugar
- ¾ cup spelt flour (or whole wheat flour)
- ½ cup oat flour (or whole wheat flour)
- 1/3 cup almond meal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon all-spice
- pinch of sea salt
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup yogurt
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and lightly grease your silicone muffin trays with butter or oil spray.
Step 2: Peel, core and slice apples in to bite-sized pieces (about 1 inch).
Step 3: Make the apple mixture: heat butter in a medium skillet. Add apples and sugar and cook until soft (about 10 minutes). Set apple mixture aside to cool.
Step 4: In a large bowl, whisk spelt flour, oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, all-spice, and salt. After ingredients are thoroughly incorporated, add yogurt, olive oil, honey, and vanilla extract. Whisk batter until well incorporated.
Step 5: Once the apple mixture has cooled, evenly divide the mixture among the 12 greased muffin cups.
Step 7: Using a ladle, evenly pour batter over apples.
Step 8: Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Once muffins cool, invert them onto a baking sheet. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Note: You can easily make oat flour at home, by blending whole old-fashioned oats in your food processor or blender.
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