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Maple cranberry muffins/cupcakes
In most places, the only difference between a muffin and a cupcake is icing. This recipe can be made without the 1/2 cup of sugar for a weekday snack or part of breakfast, and with it for a treat that's still got some nutrient bang for your buck.
Course Breakfast, dessert, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20-30 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Wet ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 c maple syrup
  • 1/4 c applesauce unsweetened
  • 1/4 c apple cider or juice
  • 4 Tbsp melted butter or sub coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 c milk of choice (I used whole)
Dry ingredients
  • 1 1/2 c almond meal
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar (optional; if making muffins, omit! If making cupcakes, include.)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar (for sprinkling on top prior to baking)
Course Breakfast, dessert, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20-30 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Wet ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 c maple syrup
  • 1/4 c applesauce unsweetened
  • 1/4 c apple cider or juice
  • 4 Tbsp melted butter or sub coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 c milk of choice (I used whole)
Dry ingredients
  • 1 1/2 c almond meal
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar (optional; if making muffins, omit! If making cupcakes, include.)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar (for sprinkling on top prior to baking)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Combine wet ingredients; stir until evenly mixed. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and whisk until smooth and evenly distributed. Pour wet into dry, stirring with a spatula until just mixed - don't over stir, but make sure all dry ingredients have been blended in. Spoon into cupcake papers, or a greased muffin pan, sprinkle with brown sugar, and bake for 18-20 minutes for muffins and 25-30 minutes for cupcakes. This recipe makes 9-12 muffins, depending on your sizing, but also doubles easily for twice the volume for the same amount of effort!