Thursday, September 4, 2014

Stir-and-Bake Flourless Almond Blueberry Apple Muffins (Gluten Free, Low Fat and Low Sugar)

Eureka!!!

I'm happy that I have found an amazing recipe here!!!

With NO gluten or NO fluffy-beaten eggs, these stir-and-bake flourless muffins are surprisingly delicious!!! I reckon that this recipe from The Healthy Chef is the best flourless muffin recipe that I have baked so far and I'm loving it!!!

Best of all, these muffins can be baked with all possible healthy options. I have baked six of mine two tablespoons of rice bran oil and one tablespoon of honey (or any natural sweetener) and yet they are very moist and tasty!!! Unbelievable! With the least amount of added fat and sugar, these muffins are actually high in protein and low in sugar. As you can see, they are not overly sweetened with added sugar or any sweetener but naturally sweetened with large amount of fruits.

I call these muffins the holistic muffins! You know... It's the kind of food that can feed our tummy and also our souls. Feeling good after eating these muffins? Sure, I am. You know... To me, this is the kind of feel-good feeling which feels like enlightenment. LOL!

Stir-and-Bake flourless almond blueberry apple muffins low sugar low fat
Stir-and-Bake flourless almond blueberry apple muffins
These muffins are mainly made of freshly roasted almond meal.
They are also made with small amounts of rice bran oil and honey...
... plus an apple!
All I need to do is to stir ...
... and bake!
Feeling good? My colleague said that I'm torturing her with this picture... LOL!

Update on 1 October 2019:

Until now, I'm still loving this recipe! These muffins are so super-yummy super-easy super-guilt-free that I really don't mind baking them again, again and again. This time, I have made a video while I was baking them. Hope that you will see that it is so easy to bake these fabulous muffins... Enjoy!



low sugar low fat gluten free almond blueberry apple muffins
This is always one of my favorite recipes...
low sugar low fat gluten free almond blueberry apple muffins
... because these low fat low sugar flourless muffins are so amazingly moist and delicious!

Here's the updated recipe that is mostly adapted from The Healthy Chef

Makes 6 standard size (1/3 cup) muffins
150g almond meal

1 small red apple, cored, chopped into small chunks peeled (or without the skin on depending on your preference)
freshly squeezed juice of half of a large lemon
1 tsp baking powder, preferably gluten free if you need these to be strictly gluten free
2 large eggs
2 tbsp (30ml) neutral tasting oil, preferable rice bran oil
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
1 tbsp sweetener (can be honey, brown rice syrup, maple syrup or a few drops stevia)
Note: These muffins are tasty but not sweet at all. If you want something sweeter, you can add from 15g to 50g honey, depending on the amount of sweetness that you prefer.

100g fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat the oven to 170°C/ 325°F or 150°C fan forced.

Spread almond meal thinly as a layer on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake it at 150°C fan forced for 5-7 mins until it releases nice nutty fragrance and looks slightly golden. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

Line a muffin tray with paper liners.


Combine chopped apple and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond meal and baking powder. Add eggs, oil, cinnamon, vanilla and honey to form a batter.

Fold in the apple (including all its juice) and blueberries and spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tray.

Bake for 25-35 mins until a skewer inserted is clean and the crust of the muffins are nice and golden. 25 mins if you have added 50g honey or 35 mins if you are using frozen blueberries and added 15g honey.

Happy Baking

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41 comments:

  1. Hi Zoe, Like this easy and healthy apple muffins. As I've all the ingredients, I definitely love to try it soon.

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  2. oh dear, while i happily enjoy your delicious muffin, i realise from the last paragraph that my turn is almost there, hahahaha, pressure pressure, must take one more muffin to neutralise, hahahaha

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    1. Yeah, Eileen! You are next! No pressure... I'm sure you will lots of participation :D

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  3. Hi Zoe, sorry havent visited in a while - so busy catching up with things at home and preparing my daughter for a new term in school! I see you have a new profile photo up, *waves helloooooooo*

    Your muffin looks yummy yummy!

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  4. wow yummy muffins and love the melting blueberries there

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  5. Zoe, I adore your droolworthy mufins. Apple and blueberry combination sounds awesome..not to mention how delicious it is. I would love to have one for breakfast!...thanks for sharing your amazing recipe! BTW I love your pretty profile photo! xo

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  6. Hi Zoe! Hmmm...I have some almond meal in the fridge :) And since this makes only 6 muffins, I should really try it!

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  7. These muffins have a nice texture...like the idea of blueberry and apple...and like the almond meal...
    Hope you are having a great week :D

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  8. This is so healthy and easy to make, I'll have to try it out.

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  9. Omigosh...another great recipe! I'm getting overwhelmed - my must-bake list is getting longer..lol!

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  10. wonderful clicks zoe... Healthy almond muffins!!

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  11. With a cup of coffee..this would be perfect morning snack! They look delicious!

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  12. I bought apples yesterday and I'm gonna bake apple cake , the recipe is a bit unhealthy though lol I seldom bake something with fruits in it so with Kit's hosting this month Little Thumbs Up , I'm gonna bake something , sooner rather than later or else my laziness will rear its ugly head again *sigh* Oh , your muffins look wonderful and very nutritious , too ! Will send you a slice or two of my unhealthy cake later hee hee !

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  13. Zoe - these muffins look delightful! Saving for later, and pinning! I can't wait to try them.

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  14. Zoe, just stir and mix all the ingredients ... so easy peasy ! Ok must stock up some apples !

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  15. These would make me very happy before my early morning starts :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  16. What a great find! These muffins sound perfect for anyone.

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  17. Hi Zoe,
    By looking at your moist muffins, you would never know that there's no flour and almost no oil!
    And with the blueberries and apples, perfect as a breakfast treat!

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  18. These muffins looks really healthy with loads of fruits and delicious as well, I love the use of almond meal but they are very pricey here!

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  19. What a fun event, Zoe, I'm really going to try to join:) Apple season is right around the corner in my neck of the woods. Just in case I do, is applesauce okay too?

    Your muffins not only look stunning, they sound very healthy and fortifying too. I will definitely be saving this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing, Zoe...

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  20. Love the look of the blueberries. Never tried to bake muffins without flour. Really have to try it!

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  21. You are right! this is a pretty healthy muffin. And pretty, too! Thanks, Zoe!

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  22. Oh my, these look so delicious!

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  23. Hi Zoe , so healthy and you know they are delicious . Making these for breakfast tomorrow , thanks for sharing ;-D

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  24. Thanks for sharing this gluten and egg free recipe, I am definitely going to try it soon! Btw, I have tried the baked custard mooncakes, it is so GOOD and I love it!

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  25. not just your colleague, you are torturing all of us here la!

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  26. Gorgeous and healthy looking muffins!

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  27. You have convinced me, gotta get some almond meal to bake this.

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  28. Gosh, just look at those fillings! I love blueberries & they're screaming at me to eat them!! xoxo

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  29. I am really loving these yummies! Something that my little ones will enjoy making and eating! Thanks for sharing this! :)

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  30. I could I miss this healthy muffins. Craving for this now :)

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  31. YUMMY! I'm so going to try this recipe as I LOVE flourless bakes . I bet this fruity muffins are yummilicious ! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  32. Hi! Is it possible to replace almond meal with Hazelnut meal for this recipe?

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    1. Hi Janet,

      Yes. Hazelnut meal will work well for this recipe too. Cheers!

      Zoe

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    2. Thank you. Will try it soon!

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  33. Looks great.thanks for your recioe

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  34. hi Zoe,
    Apple and blueberry both are my son's favorite fruit! i baked this muffin they love it!
    thanks for sharing~

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