Apple Spiced Muffins {Vegan + Gf}

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Apple Spiced Muffins {Vegan + Gf}

Craving a healthy but tasty snack on the go? These delicious Apple Spiced Muffins are easy to make and freeze well. They are perfect for breakfast on the run, or an afternoon snack for the kids.

We love the aroma of cinnamon and cardamon combined in this recipe. These spices have been used for centuries in cooking and in medicine. Cinnamon and Cardamon are packed with antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties as well. They are both great digestive aids and can help prevent gas and bloating.

So, with all those benefits, we decided to make muffins.......Enjoy!

Ingredients
3 tablespoons ground flax seed
1/2 cup water
2 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten-free All Purpose Flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 teaspoon ground Ceylon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 apples, cored and grated
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root or ½ teaspoon dried ginger
1 cup chopped pecans

Pre-heat the oven to 375F.
In a small bowl, stir flax seed and water until well combined and set aside to thicken.
In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
In a medium bowl, combine all wet ingredients; apples, coconut oil, maple syrup and ginger. Mix in the flax seeds.
Add the wet ingredients to the large bowl and mix until well combined.
Fold in the pecans.
Pour mixture into 12 muffin silicone cups or paper cup lined muffin pan
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tops are brown and firm