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Happy Fall, everyone! What better way to celebrate than with sugar-free apple muffins?
Actually, we’re still enjoying our trip to Switzerland, and these next few days are going to be all about hiking in the mountains. The views are beyond spectacular! The lakes are serene, the mountain peaks are staggering, and the air is crisp and fresh. There’s nothing like the Alps anywhere in the world. I wish I could stay here for at least a few weeks, but I’ll take anything I can get.
If there’s one thing I’ll be looking forward to when we return, it will be taking advantage of the fall apple harvest. September is peak season for apples. They are so crisp and sweet this time of year! One of my favorite ways to use them is making these gluten-free apple muffins with salted caramel drizzle.
Now, before I get to the sugar-free apple muffins, I have a confession to make. As wonderful as apples are, my mind is elsewhere already. As the weather cools and my thoughts turn to fall, there’s one food on my mind more than any other – pumpkins! They’ll be here before we know it, and I’m trying to not to get ahead of myself, but I’ll admit I’m pretty excited.
There are so many wonderful recipes to make with pumpkin. One thing at a time, though. For now, it’s apple season, and there are certainly amazing low carb ways to enjoy those, too.
Take these sugar-free apple muffins with salted caramel, for example. What a deliciously healthy way to use up your apples throughout the early autumn season! They are low carb and gluten-free, using a classic almond and coconut flour combination as a base. Easy recipes like this are great as many people have kids going back to school and need quick snacks to offer. With only 10 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, these gluten-free apple muffins fit the bill.
Now, let’s talk about the salted caramel drizzle. That is definitely the best part of these muffins, hands down. (Update: I’ve actually revised the recipe to use my sugar-free caramel sauce, which I think is the best. It tastes just like real salted caramel!)
I do think that the sugar-free apple muffins are best served warm, so that the caramel is nice and gooey. Mmm.
Sugar-free Apple Muffins with Salted Caramel (Low Carb, Gluten-free):
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