Let’s face it, my sweet tooth is never going magically disappear, I’m just going to manage it. How? By exploring healthy substitutes that don’t trigger me to over-indulge. Avoiding sugar, sticking to low-glycaemic all-natural alternatives like Xylitol and above all by enjoying treats in moderation makes me feel good about what I eat and what I share with others.
– Lisa Durante, Editor-in-Chief, Wellness World

These grain-free Apple Cinnamon Muffins are a hit. A quick homemade applesauce is paired with other healthy ingredients for a treat that’s nice but not naughty. Choosing a red apple over the green variety makes it naturally sweeter, but it’s not necessary. The cinnamon gives the recipe an aroma that lends to the overall sensation of tasty, festive indulgence. 

Time: 40mins

Serves: 4

Moderate carb: 20-50 grams per day


  • 2 small apples, cored and diced
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cups coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoons nutmeg, ground
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 packet paper muffin liners

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  1. Preheat oven to 200C. Cover a muffin tin with coconut oil or line with paper liners.
  2. Put the apples in a saucepan with the lemon juice and cover. Add enough water to cover half. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until apples are broken down. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. Leave in the blender and let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. When the apples are warm, add the remaining ingredients to the blender and puree on low until you have a thick batter.
  4. Pour the batter into your prepared muffin tin, filling each tin about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until muffins are well browned and tops are firm. Cool before removing from pan.


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