Cranberry Orange Vegan GF Chia Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffin

With the Holidays right around the corner, this muffin is a great way for you to start off your day!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cranberries-fresh or frozen
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 1/2 cups of brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup of coconut sugar or of choice
  • 3 tbsp of Chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of almond or soy milk-unsweetened
  • Zest from 1 orange

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the apple in a saucepan over medium heat with 3 tbsp of maple syrup and the 2 tsp of cinnamon-cover with a lid. Heat mixture for about 10-15 minutes until mushy while stirring occasionally.  Combine all dry ingredients into one bowl and mix.  Combine all liquid ingredients into another bowl.  Mix the Chia seeds in a small separate bowl with  about 1/2 cup of water until a gel like substance forms-set aside.  Add the liquid ingredients into the dry and fold with a spatula. Next add the Chia seeds to the mixture.  Finally, add the orange zest to the mixture. Scoop 1/2 cup into each muffin tin.  Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Enjoy!

-Feel free to garnish the muffins with hazelnuts!

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