Apple & lingonberry muffins
Makes 6 muffins | 10 + 20 min | Medium
If autumn would have a taste, it would be these apple lingonberry muffins. They turned out so good that we had to wrestle for the last one.
A few years ago we were big muffin and cupcake lovers, we would make them every weekend as a treat. At some point we realised it was making us seriously fat, so we had to say goodbye to the muffins, before the situation got really bad. Well, it all changed about two years ago when we realised how easy it was to make them without adding sugar, butter or other unhealthy ingredients. Hurrah! Our favourite treat was back on the table, literally.
When making sugar free desserts you have a few options which will give them a sweet taste; you can add bananas, dates/figs, honey or artificial sweeteners.I would recommend to skip the artificial sweetener, there are some good options out there, but it's good to learn to cook without sugar in any form and to rely on good wholesome ingredients that give flavour to the dessert.
Honey is the easy first choice when dropping sugar - it's easy to use, sweet and healthier than sugar. What are your favourite natural sweetener? Please comment below!
In conclusion - there are always options to sugar, and when you start to experiment with sugar-free desserts you'll notice how little you miss sugar in the end.
This week we wanted to make you some really really tasty muffins that you can have as a Friday snack, serve to your friends on your weekend brunch or just have to them all to yourself. But I'm warning you - they are addictive and will make people come over unannounced just to have more.
I hope you enjoy them and please write us a comment if you tried and liked them! (If you didn't like them you can write us anyway, don't worry we don't bite)
2 dl graham flour
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp of authentic vanilla powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp yoghurt
2 tsp honey
2 small apples
1 dl lingonberries
- Turn the oven on to 200°C
- Mix your dry ingredients in a bowl
- Whisk your eggs in a separate bowl until fluffy
- Combine all the wet ingredients, including the whisked eggs, with the dry ones
- Slice one of the apples into tiny cubes and save the other for garnish
- Add the lingonberries and the cubed apple into the dough
- Mix everything well and pour into a muffin tray
- Pop them in the oven
- Slice the other apple into thin wedges
- After 10 minutes remove the muffins and add the apple slices on top of the muffins, feel free to push them a few centimeters into the muffins
- Bake them for another 10 minutes (20 minutes in total)
- Garnish the muffins by sprinkling some cinnamon and leftover lingonberries on top