Sunday, April 6, 2014

CONTROVERSIAL: GF Apple Streusel Muffins



  • ODD.

Ok, These were controversial muffins. 
Nobody really loved them. But most LIKED them. 

Then the reviews got more specific...Some people ate around the apples because they were 'weird'. Some people felt the streusel hit the back of their throat the wrong way. Some people preferred the top, some the insides. 
Everyone had seconds....so that says alot.

Like I said, Controversial...But actually across the board positive. This is unexpected, I assure you.

CONTROVERSIAL: GF Apple Streusel Muffins

1 cup almond flour or almond meal
1 cup GF all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 eggs
⅔ cup Brown rice syrup
1/4 cup light Agave
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1½ cups diced apples
Streusel:
¼ cup almond flour or almond meal
2 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
pinch of salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C). Line 16 muffin cups with muffin liners.

First, prepare the streusel topping by mixing everything together in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together the dry muffins ingredients (almond flour through nutmeg).

In a large bowl, mix together the wet muffins ingredients (eggs through Apples).

Add the dry mix to the wet and stir just until combined! DO NOT OVERMIX. 

Pour ¼ cup of batter into each muffin cup. Sprinkle the streusel on top.

Bake at 425 degrees F for 5 minutes and then lower the temperature to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C) and for another 8 - 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean. (smaller muffins only needed 8 minutes but larger muffins may need up to 15.)
Let the muffins cool and then remove the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.

These are super moist and need to be kept refrigerated in an airtight container. 

FAMILY TALLY: a reserved THUMBS UP from all.