Gluten-Free One Bowl Chai Spiced Apple Walnut Muffins

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Wholesome Gluten-Free One Bowl Chai Spiced Apple Walnut Muffins. Super easy to put together using only one bowl and pantry staple ingredients. I am using fresh apples, walnuts, olive oil for moistness, maple syrup, chai spices, eggs, sour cream and all-purpose gluten-free flour. Again, I used only one flour to keep things simple. This is a perfect gluten-free muffin for breakfast or energizing afternoon snack.

♥ How to make one bowl muffin recipe?

First, you will need one large mixing bowl. When it comes to one bowl muffin recipes, there are specific steps to follow for the best results. First, start with wet ingredients. In this recipe, this means maple syrup, olive oil and eggs. Using an electric mixer whip up these ingredients until fluffy. Now you add the sour cream, vanilla and apples and briefly mix. This is it for the wet ingredients. Time to add remaining ingredients, and please add them in the order as listed, then stir with a spatula until combined, do not overmix or the muffin will become dense and dry. That’s it! Fill the muffin cups super full and bake. This apple walnut muffin takes longer to bake because I am using lower temperature…but worth the wait, as I said, the easiest muffin recipe. Once the muffins cool, I sprinkled them with cardamom sugar, but this is optional. I love cardamom it is a unique spice making these apple walnut muffins extraordinary. Enjoy!

♥ Are spices rich in antioxidants?

Studies have shown that spices such as ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom are excellent sources of antioxidants with their high content of phenolic compounds. Antioxidants can protect lipids and oils in food against oxidative degradation, which can lead to cell dysfunction. These powerful nutrients have been linked to the prevention of heart disease and diabetes, improving immune function and lowering the risk of infection and even some cancers. Spices such as the ones used in this apple walnut muffin recipe are prevalent in Indian cuisine. They add bright colours to foods and astonishing flavours. One particularly popular dish is the Indian butter chicken. For more recipes that include spices, check out our complete list of gluten-free Indian recipes. 

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups roughly grated apples, skin on (about 2 medium apples)
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour blend (one that includes xanthan gum. Otherwise add 1/2 tsp. I used measure for measure)
  • 1 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. GF ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. GF ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. GF ground ginger (you can substitute 1 Tbsp. for fresh minced ginger, and mix with wet ingredients)
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups roughly chopped walnuts
  • Cardamom sugar; 2 Tbsp. Powdered sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp. Cardamom and 1/4 tsp. cinnamom
 (optional)
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    Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a muffin pan with parchment paper liners
  • In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, mix eggs, olive oil and maple syrup until light and fluffy
  • Add sour cream, vanilla and apples and mix to combine
  • Add flour, spices, baking soda, salt and walnuts. Mix until just blended, do not over mix.
  • Fill muffin cups evenly. They should be super full using all the batter for the 12 muffins Bake for 35 - 40 minutes, the muffin should pass the toothpick test
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and sprinkle with cardamom sugar


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