We’re so excited about these muffins for so many reasons! Unbelievably, their 20 calories each! Wahoo! And truthfully, we can barely believe it ourselves that something so insanely delish could be so low in calories, but what’s more there’s a special, built in treat, especially for those with limited diets…
After all, half our friends and half our client’s seem to have some sort of a food allergy and/or are following specific diets. When we were growing up our dad had allergies to foods heat sealed in plastic. This seems like such a random and obscure allergy, but we witnessed first-hand how difficult allergies could make life for those inflicted with them. For him, it meant that he would need to know exactly how food was prepared and how it was sold (ie, no mushrooms, lettuce, or cheeses in the plastic sealed packages—and nothing that came in a jar with shrink wrap around the lid—oy!) And when he’d go over to a friend’s for dinner, he didn’t want them to have to go through torture trying to prepare a meal that he could eat, so my mom usually brought his food for him. So now, we can completely understand what our clients go through when they have allergies that keep them on the toes every time it’s time to eat—and we’ve been in similar situations personally since then too. Soo, for all of you out there that can we relate, we made an AMAZING applesauce muffin recipe that is almost everything free, but not free of any delicious flavor!
If you’re hosting a group of friends with a nightmare’s worth of allergies, these are the perfect muffins for you to serve up with your meal. Diabetic and waist-line friendly, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, tree nut free, AND soy free, these muffins are sponge soft and even impress those without food allergies. They are healthy and safe to serve to just about anyone! The beauty of these muffins are they are versatile, you can dress them up with dried fruit or nuts and make them how you please, however, we like them best when they stand alone!
The average “gluten free,” “dairy free,” or any kind of “free” muffin on the Internet also lacks flavor or a good texture, but these mini applesauce muffins are to die for. Made them for the whole family and not one muffin was left—they were a hit! These muffins are moist, spongy, and scrumptious—and only 20 calories!
Another bonus? These muffins offer some health benefits, too. They’ve got flax seeds which contain omega 3s ( antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits) which may help reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. That’s quite an enormous order for such a minuscule seed. ,
Say hello to healthy, allergy friendly, and succulent! These muffins are a knock out of the park; in fact, they’re a grand slam!
Skinny Mini Muffins
Yield 24 muffins
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup gluten free biscuit mix (the texture is not as impeccable if you substitute with a gluten free flour)
¼ cup stevia (or your favorite sweetener)
2 tbsp. trans-free all natural soft-spread, at room temperature
¼ tsp. sea salt
2 tbsp. milled flax seeds
¼ cup water
½ cup rice milk
¼ tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix applesauce, sweetner, and soft spread together. Mix in biscuit mix, then remaining ingredients.
Pour into 24 mini muffin tins and bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until brown.
Nutrition Facts per 1 muffin (analyzed with stevia):
Calories 20; Fat 1g; Saturated Fat 0g; Carbohydrates 1g; Protein 0.5g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 40mg; Fiber 1g
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup gluten free biscuit mix (the texture is not as impeccable if you substitute with a gluten free flour)
- ¼ cup stevia (or your favorite sweetener)
- 2 tbsp. trans-free all natural soft-spread, at room temperature
- ¼ tsp. sea salt
- 2 tbsp. milled flax seeds
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup rice milk
- ¼ tsp. vanilla
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix applesauce, sweetner, and soft spread together. Mix in biscuit mix, then remaining ingredients.
- Pour into 24 mini muffin tins and bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until brown.