Spice Muffins :: No White Flour/ No White Sugar

A simple pleasure is a spice muffin made with almond flour, no white flour, and ingredients from the SimplyCooking® Pantry.

A simple pleasure is a spice muffin made with almond flour, no white flour, and ingredients from the SimplyCooking® Pantry.

Spice muffins can be so simply made with fine ingredients from your own curated pantry and by stirring with your own fine hand.  When you bake foods like muffins for yourself, you choose the quality of ingredients and the size of the muffin.  I've chosen blanched almond flour and unsweetened applesauce instead of white flour and white sugar.  And I choose my own fragrant, organic spices which I know are fresh and of a high quality.    Coffee shop muffins are large, almost four times the size of ones I make.  Using standard tins, these muffins are a portion I prefer.  

The root of success in the kitchen is the pantry.  When stocked with basics that are high quality and fresh,  a curated pantry reliably provides  just what's needed for anything desired.  Making muffins can be such a simple thing and with quality ingredients I think making your own is both an indulgence and necessity.  

spice muffins

150 grams {1 1/2 cups} blanched almond flour

1 Tbsp arrowroot starch

1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice or your own combination of ground ginger, nutmeg and allspice

1/4 tsp. salt, Celtic sea salt preferable

1/4 tsp. baking soda

2 eggs

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup grape seed oil 

Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.  In a second container combine the wet ingredients until perfectly smooth.  I find an immersion blender the most simple, or, beat well with a whisk or use hand held mixer.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir well. Line a standard muffin tin and fill about 3/4 full with batter, making sure there is an even amount of batter in each.  The recipe will make 8 or 10 muffins, depending your type of paper liner.  Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F. oven for 25 minutes, or until firm and golden.