These apple fritter muffins are made with tiger nut flour and tiger nut oil for a gluten free treat that’s perfect for fall.
*Post updated 10/4/2017 – now includes a video (scroll down to watch!) on how to make these apple fritter muffins and an easy alternative to the tiger nut flour and oil used in the original recipe. See recipe below for alternative options.
A couple of years ago I made apple fritter muffins for a freelance article. They were beyond delicious (and one of my last happy memories with my Grandma who called me to tell me as much when I brought her a few right after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer) but also made with your typical AP flour and sugar mixtures, two things I don’t regularly eat any longer.
That said, I’ve been wanting to recreate that recipe ever since making it healthier all around. Having picked up my first bunch of local apples this past weekend, I figured now was as good a time as any.
I contemplated making these paleo, but when it comes to a fritter, the glaze is just a necessary component. I wasn’t going to sit here concocting a coconut butter glaze and try to tell you it tastes like the real deal apple fritter glaze, it just wouldn’t in this application. Sometimes you need a little powdered sugar in your life.
The muffin itself though is as clean eating as a whistle made with all purpose gluten free baking flour and tiger nut flour. While I’ve waxed poetically about my love of gluten free baking flour plenty of times, Organic Gemini’s tiger nut flour is a new to me product. It’s a flour made from the tiger nut, a small root vegetable (not actually a nut as its name suggests) packed with iron, fiber and potassium. The flour itself is hearty with a nutty undertone and from my experience so far, acts a lot like almond or cashew flour would in baking. I also used their tiger nut oil in these apple fritter muffins instead of my usual baking oils to complement the nuttiness of the flour. The result is these gluten free treats perfect for snacking as fall rolls in.
If you’re being super healthy, sure, skip the glaze or go ahead and try to make one with coconut butter and some lemon juice but honestly, the real deal powdered sugar glaze is where it’s at for these.
For the Apples
For the Muffins
For the Glaze