Upside-Down Apple Muffins Recipe


Upside Down Apple Muffins RecipeLightly sauteed apple slices baked under a moist, spiced, whole-grain muffin makes a delicious on-the-go breakfast or a wholesome snack. These Upside Down Apple Muffins also provide a naturally sweet dessert option for kids who will love these nutritious muffins. Bake up this simple recipe today!

servings: 12 muffins
prep time: 20 minutes
cook time: 25 minutes
total time: 45 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 apples
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • ¾ cup spelt flour (or whole wheat flour)
  • ½ cup oat flour (or whole wheat flour)
  • 1/3 cup almond meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon all-spice
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Upside Down Apple Muffins Recipe - Ingredients


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and lightly grease your silicone muffin trays with butter or oil spray.

Step 2: Peel, core and slice apples in to bite-sized pieces (about 1 inch).
Upside Down Apple Muffins Recipe - Step 2

Step 3: Make the apple mixture: heat butter in a medium skillet. Add apples and sugar and cook until soft (about 10 minutes). Set apple mixture aside to cool.
Upside Down Apple Muffins Recipe - Step 3 Upside Down Apple Muffins Recipe - Step 3A

Step 4: In a large bowl, whisk spelt flour, oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, all-spice, and salt. After ingredients are thoroughly incorporated, add yogurt, olive oil, honey, and vanilla extract. Whisk batter until well incorporated.
Upside Down Apple Muffins Recipe - Step 4 Upside Down Apple Muffins Recipe - Step 5A

Step 5: Once the apple mixture has cooled, evenly divide the mixture among the 12 greased muffin cups.
Uside-Down Apple Muffins Recipe - Step 5

Step 7: Using a ladle, evenly pour batter over apples.
Upside-Down Apple Muffins Recipe - Step 7

Step 8: Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Once muffins cool, invert them onto a baking sheet. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Note: You can easily make oat flour at home, by blending whole old-fashioned oats in your food processor or blender.

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