rainy day reprise: maple and apple spelt muffins

i posted these muffins as part of a trio of wheat-free muffins a few months ago, but i am reposting them, because they are really so very delicious.

on this rainy morning i decided to bake something quick and warming, to share with the boyfriend and the kitty (seriously).  he came home at eight am after being rained out from work, and i had a few hours before i have to leave for work, so we spent the morning hanging out in the steamy kitchen drinking coffee and playing with the kitten- she was a very enthusiastic taste tester for the muffins.  i am not sure if spelt and apples are good for kitties, but she freakin’ loved them!

yes, it's true. physhy loves baked goods

there are two recipes here, one for twelve muffins and for a half-batch of six muffins, so you don’t have to do math before you bake up your goodies.  the directions are the same, of course.  there are some rare ingredients here, like the maple extract and the white spelt flour, but i think you will find these muffins worth these extra purchases.  if you really don’t want to buy maple extract, just use more vanilla; you can also use regular all-purpose flour to replace the white spelt.

to make 12 muffins:

3/4 cup soymilk- mixed with 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp maple extract
1 cup whole spelt flour
1 cup white spelt flour
1/4 cup whole oats
1/3 cup agave or grade b maple syrup
1/4 cup molasses
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp seasalt
1/2-3/4 cup ground toasted pecans (or other such nutty things)
1/2-3/4 cup chopped apple (granny smith is perfect)

to make 6 muffins:

6 tbsp soymilk- mixed with 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
2 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp maple extract
1/2 cup whole spelt flour
1/2 cup white spelt flour
2 tbsp cup whole oats
2 1/2 tbsp agave or grade b maple syrup
2 tbsp molasses
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
pinch seasalt
1/4 cup ground toasted pecans (or other such nutty things)
1/4 cup chopped apple (granny smith is perfect)

Preheat your oven to 350°F and then generously grease a 12- or 6-cup muffin tin with coconut oil.  mix up the milk + flax first and let it sit for a minute, then add the other wet ingredients.  in a second bowl mix up the dry ingredients except for apples, then add the dry ingredients to the wet.  mix gently, until all the oats are covered and not dry looking.  add the apple and mix just a few more times to combine. drop the into the greased pan until about 2/3 full.  bake for 20-22 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

rainy day breakfast


4 thoughts on “rainy day reprise: maple and apple spelt muffins

  1. Thanks! I was looking for an apple muffin recipe, but without regular sugar cause I’ve run out. I’m going to try these.

    My kitties love baked goods too (I use to have one who was a muffin fiend.) These days I try to limit their intake only cause I don’t brush their teeth, and carbs tend to sit on your teeth and make plaque and then cavities. So I worry in that sense. But that picture of your cat is Most Excellent.

  2. One of my cats went nuts when I started spooning out the batter! There’s some kitty secret in this recipe.

    I only had some spelt, so used 1/4 spelt, 1/4 bran, 1/2 whole wheat. And I put less oil and no molasses, cause my husband has diabetes. I shredded the apple, though, so it was all throughout, which kept the muffins all moisty even though there was less oil. They’re great, I’ll definitely make again. :-) Thanks!

    • that sounds great! i encourage changing recipes to make it work for what you got on hand! i like the idea of shredded apples. thanks for checking out bakerymanis. aloha, a

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