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Turmeric Spiced Apple Muffins


Prep:  20 min Cook: 45 min    Total:  1.05 hr

 Original Author |taste

Recipe type:  Gluten & Refined Sugar Free
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 12


  • 3 large royal gala apples or pink lady apples, skin on, cored
  • 30g butter
  • 80ml (⅓ cup) coconut syrup, plus extra, to serve (optional)
  • 3 tsp grated fresh turmeric or 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 100g (1 cup) fine oatmeal
  • 185g (½ cups) sweet potato flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarb soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 60ml (¼ cup) olive oil
  • 340g low-fat Greek-style yoghurt



  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Line twelve 100ml muffin pans with paper cases.
  2. Cut 1 ½ apples into 1cm pieces. Cut the remaining apple into 3-4cm slices.
  3. Melt half the butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Add sliced apple, 2 tsp coconut syrup and half the fresh or ground turmeric. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until golden and almost cooked. Transfer to a plate. Melt the remaining butter in the pan and add chopped apple, 2 tsp coconut syrup and remaining turmeric. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until almost cooked. Add desiccated coconut and cook, stirring for a further 3-5 minutes or until the coconut is light golden brown. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool completely.
  4. Combine the oatmeal, sweet potato flour, baking powder, bicarb and cinnamon in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add eggs, oil, yoghurt, 80ml (1 ⁄3 cup) water and remaining coconut syrup. Stir until almost combined. Add chopped apple mixture. Stir to combine.
  5. Divide muffin mixture among prepared pans. Place 2 pieces of sliced apple on top of each.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through and lightly golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature, drizzled with extra syrup, if you like.




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