Start with preparing and measuring all the ingredients. Wash, slice, core, and dice apples. You don't need to peel them. Melt coconut oil and let it cool for a few minutes on a room temperature.
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray or use muffin liners.
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, spices, salt, baking powder, and soda. Use the spoon or a whisk. Set aside.
In a separate large bowl whisk the eggs with coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Mix everything using the whisk until you get a nice sticky mixture. Add in applesauce. Mix again until everything is combined.
Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir the batter using a spatula.
Add in diced apples. Fold everything together gently.
Spoon the batter into muffin liners, filling them ¾ full. Optional: lightly sprinkle with cinnamon and coconut sugar.
Pop the muffins into the preheated oven, and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove muffins from the oven. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin pan, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 12 muffins that serve 6-12 people. The suggested serving size is one muffin.Substitutions
You can substitute Spelt flour with any whole grain flour. Oat flour works well here too. Or use plain/all-purpose flour if you prefer. Substitute at a 1:1 ratio.
You can substitute maple syrup with honey. See "Recipe tips" for more suggestions.
You can substitute coconut oil with avocado oil or grass-fed butter.
Omit nutmeg and allspice if you find it to be aromatic.
Substitute cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice with pumpkin pie spice mix.
Tips for storing
Counter: Once muffins are completely cooled, store them in an airtight container and keep them on the counter for up to 3 – 4 days.
Refrigerator: Muffins will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator, in an airtight container.
How to freeze? Place the muffins in a zip-lock bag. Keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw on room temperature.
Muffins can be warmed in the microwave. Be careful not to overheat them.
As a measure, I used US cup (240ml). See "Recipe tips" for more recipe info.