I feel awful when I waste food…good, organic, good-for-me food. And so I do whatever I can to NOT let goodness go bad.
I had a bunch of pasture raised eggs and 6 imperfect granny smith apples that needed to get gone, so they mixed together to make a yummy treat for me and my pups Rocky the Rescue and Contessa Bear Smith! Yes… win-win for all!
I wasn’t sure how it would turn out because sweeter, not tart, apples are typically used for baked breads and cakes, but I figured if the green goodies can go into pie, then why not a muffin?! Besides, it sounded fresh for Spring! Experiment challenge taken!
1 cup coconut flour
1 tablespoon Ceylon cinnamon
2 teaspoons of each baking powder and baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
2 cups applesauce (or 5 average size apples pureed with juice squeezed from 1/2 lemon and 6 dates–fresh, homemade is always better!)
8 pasture-raised eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil melted
2 teaspoons each local or favorite honey and vanilla paste
WHAT TO DO:
=Heat oven to 350 degrees.
=Add all wet ingredients (applesauce, coconut oil, eggs, honey, and vanilla paste) and mix by hand or mixer machine.
=Sift together dry ingredients and combine with wet and mix thoroughly.
=Scoop into silicone muffin molds or paper-lined muffin tins. These do not rise too much, so filling almost to top is fine.
=Bake for 20-25 minutes… I ended up going close to 25 minutes.
=Optional: save a scoop of batter, add date paste of 5 Medjool dates, and 1/4 up of GF oats and mash together. Take a little bit and mix this mash onto the top of each muffin batter in the tins or mold. This will bake for at least 25 minutes. It’s just a little bit sweeter and has a nice touch of texture that delights.
=BONUS! This was baked with our best pup pals in mind! My two rescues licked their plates clean… If your pup likes apples, this will be a great treat to enjoy together!
=FOOD TRIVIA: Did you know that various sources say it takes anywhere from 55 to 120 gallons to produce one egg? I imagine the wide range is for the allowances from conventional to biodynamic farming… and everything in between.
Nevertheless, it’s best to eat up what you get and avoid wasting food and resources it takes to produce that food…for the love of people and our planet!
AND LOOK WHAT YUMMY GOODNESS THAT FIGHTING FOOD WASTE INSPIRED! 🙂