Whenever I do a community theater show, I do a lot of baking. The cast and crew need fuel and sugar for rehearsals at night! We’ve just started tech week for The Producers, which is affectionately known as hell week. It means long rehearsals every day working in the scene changes, lighting and everything else that needs to come together. It’s the final push before opening night! So I whipped up these healthy and incredibly tasty apple almond butter muffins to help keep the energy up through the long rehearsals. The batter was super easy to make.
The almond butter gave these babies substance and a fantastic mouthfeel. The quinoa flour and almond milk kept them lighter. Since the quinoa flour had no gluten it was virtually impossible to overwork the batter! That made for super tender apple almond butter muffins. Diced apple gave them great bursts of freshness. Then I used a 1/4 cup measure to scoop the batter into my prepared muffin pans.
The muffins trays just went into my 350 oven for about 20-25 minutes. They got golden and puffy and glorious!
Once they cooled a bit, I could serve immediately. I packed them up though and brought them to rehearsal the next day. They went quickly which made me so happy. I love baking for people, especially my theater family. The best part was that these apple almond butter muffins tasted so decadent that no one could believe they were healthy! Enjoy, friends. xoxo