Gluten-Free One Bowl Chai Spiced Apple Walnut Muffins

Published on Mar 27, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Serves: 12
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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.

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Chai Spiced Apple Walnut Muffins: only one gluten-free flour blend!

Seriously, I used only one flour to keep things simple. This is a perfect gluten-free muffin for breakfast or energizing afternoon snack using healthy walnuts.


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!

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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!


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Spices and 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. 

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx

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