Fall came quickly to Colorado this year. The cold fall nights call for warming comfort food and apples might hit the spot. Instead of the usual and tired apple and cinnamon combo, try the warming, fragrant, exotic exotic cardamom. Cardamom is a wonderful digestive aid – it warms up the intestines and acts as a carminative, to help with gas and bloating.

Cardamom Apple Muffins
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Serves: 12 muffins
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • ¼ 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. Dish out mixture to 12 muffin silicone cups or paper cups (to use the latter, you need a muffin form) .
  8. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or till tops are brown and firm.