January 29th, 2020 | Posted By: Magdalena Wszelaki | Posted in Breakfast, Muffins & Breads, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , ,

Cardamom Apple Muffins

These dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free pecan cardamom apple muffins are easy to make, freeze well, and the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled as you wish.

Craving a healthy but tasty snack on the go? These dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free pecan cardamom apple muffins are easy to make, freeze well, and the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled as you wish. They are perfect for breakfast on the run, or an afternoon snack when you want something to fill you up between meals.

The Benefits of Cardamom

Cardamom is a spice that is very commonly used in Middle Easter and Arabic cuisine. This aromatic spice has a very distinct taste and smell that goes well with both sweet and savory recipes. I like to keep it on hand in my pantry because of its health benefits. Cardamom is a wonderful digestive aid – it warms up the intestines and acts as a carminative, to help with gas and bloating.

Recipe Tips

Baking vegan baked goods may sometimes result in a very dry batter that is hard to shape properly. In this case, to create a smoother top surface, I wet a spoon with water and use the back of the wet spoon to smooth out the muffin batter, a trick that always works!

Cardamom Apple Muffins
 
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Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten-free All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 apples, cored and grated
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root or ½ teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
How To Make
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375F.
  2. In a small bowl, stir flax seed and water until well combined and set aside to thicken.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine all wet ingredients; apples, coconut oil, maple syrup and ginger. Mix in the flax seed slurry.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the large bowl and mix until well combined.
  6. Fold in the pecans.
  7. Using a spoon, scoop mixture into 12 muffin silicone or paper cups (to use the latter, you need a muffin form). Mixture will be thick.
  8. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tops are brown and firm.
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These gluten free muffins are perfect for breakfast on the run, or an afternoon snack when you want something to fill you up between meals.

18 Comments to Cardamom Apple Muffins

    • Hi Carrie, we cannot guarantee the consistency would be the same but often times other flours can be substituted. Let us know how it goes.

  1. I have looked for curse words and for the life of me anyπŸ€”
    But muffins are great, πŸ‘πŸ‘

    • Thank you for the feedback! You may want to try adding a bit more water to the recipe next time? If you give it another try, let us know what you think! -Taylor, HB team

      • I made them twice and they were dry both times. I added more water the second time but was not able to mix in all of the flour. Also, it is not a pourable batter. Love the flavor! Any suggestions?

  2. Is the tapioca starch ok to eat on the bob mills flour ? Heard unsavoury things about it

    • There are not many documented cases of allergic reaction to cassava or tapioca. However, people allergic to latex may experience allergic reactions due to cross-reactivity. If you are not comfortable using Bob Mills flour, I welcome you to try out a a different gluten free flour, and let us know how it turns out! -Taylor, HB team.

    • We have not tried those flours yet in the HB kitchen Donna. If you get creative and give it a try, please let us know how it goes for you πŸ™‚ ~HB Team

  3. I made these today substituting unbleached all purpose flour rather than GF. The batter is not pourable (like someone mentioned above) but the muffins were delicious and moist.
    Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  4. I was so excited to make these muffins because I adore cardamom, but I am allergic to Flax, so I just put an egg in the recipe! I could see in the oven that it was a failure! I took the remaining batter and added 1/8 cup of water and tried again! 4 muffins were successful and good!
    Please fix recipe if baker would like to use eggs!
    Thank you!

    • Thank you for sharing your feedback, Linda. I’m glad you were able to rescue the muffins!

      We do not include eggs in our recipes as many women have sensitivities to eggs that can impact their hormones.

      Happy baking!

      – HB Team

  5. I put this batter in a mini waffle iron and it was so wonderful to have a three minute GF breaded item for breakfast. This is terrific.

    • What a great way to enjoy this recipe! We’re glad you like it. ~HB Support

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