Good-Morning Fruit & Nut Muffins

Simple Mills

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What makes the morning so magical? There’s peace and quiet just before the world wakes up. There’s fresh dew on the clean-cut lawn. There’s the soft sound of birds chirping. There’s the smell of a just-brewed pot of coffee. And then there’s these morning glory muffins, which have everything you need to greet the day with a smile. You’ll taste sweet fruit, salty-roasted seeds, spicy cinnamon and even a little coconut. With so much flavor in one bite, there’s no way you can’t make everyone’s morning magical.

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Makes 9-12 muffins
Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

1 box Simple Mills Banana Muffin Mix
1/3 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup toasted pepitas
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup apple, shredded (about 1 apple)
1/4 cup goji berries, soaked and drained

Oat Crumble

2 Tbsp. gluten-free oat flour
2 Tbsp. gluten-free oats
1 Tbsp. coconut sugar
2 Tbsp. coconut oil, at room temperature

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a muffin pan with paper liners. You can also lightly coat a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray or cooking oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, add banana muffin mix, sunflower seeds, pepitas and shredded coconut. Stir to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, add water, vinegar, coconut oil, vanilla and eggs. Whisk until well combined.
  4. Fold in apple and goji berries.
  5. Pour dry mix into wet and stir until just combined – do not overmix.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan, dividing evenly and filling each well almost to the top.
  7. In a small bowl, add oat flour, oats and sugar until combined. Add coconut oil and use a fork to stir until mixture becomes a coarse crumble. Top each muffin with a spoonful of crumble.
  8. Bake 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean and the crumble tops begin to turn golden.