Eat This to Lose Weight - Miracle Gluten-free Apple-Rose Muffins
Updated: Jan 15
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Welcome to our visually stunning and delicious gluten-free and low-carb apple rose muffin recipe, which also helps you lose weight!
In this recipe, we use Almond flour, which is a low-carb alternative to wheat flour and is naturally sweet, so we don’t need to add sugar. In addition, almond flour is made from ground almonds, which do not contain gluten. This can be especially beneficial for those who follow a gluten-free diet.
Apples are a low-calorie, low-fat, and high-fiber fruit, making them a great choice for those looking to shed a few pounds. The fiber in apples helps to fill you up and may promote weight loss by decreasing appetite and food intake.
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Organic apples have been found to contain higher levels of antioxidants and beneficial compounds compared to conventionally grown apples. According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, organic apples had significantly higher levels of quercetin, a type of flavonoid with anti-inflammatory and heart-protective effects.
Another study published in the journal PLOS ONE found that organic apples had a higher concentration of phenolic compounds, which have been linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
These findings highlight the potential health benefits of choosing organic apples, which are grown using environmentally sustainable and chemical-free methods.
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Organic Coconut Oil
The rich, creamy taste and versatility of organic coconut oil make it a joy to include in your diet, and it may also provide some delightful health benefits. Packed with medium-chain fatty acids, including lauric acid, known for its antimicrobial properties, coconut oil may be a tasty way to support immune system function. Additionally, the oil is full of antioxidants, which may help to protect against oxidative stress and inflammation. Some research even suggests that coconut oil may improve cholesterol levels and potentially reduce the risk of heart disease.
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This recipe is simple to follow and yields a dozen muffins, making it the perfect treat to share with friends and loved ones. Whether you are an experienced baker or just starting out in the kitchen, these apple rose muffins are certain to impress and delight. So let's get started!
The recipe is:
✔ Great for Clean Keto eaters
✔ Perfect for the Plant Paradox followers
Preparation time - 10 minutes for the batter and 20 minutes for the apple petals
Baking time - 35 minutes
Makes 12 muffins
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🌱 2 cups blanched finely ground almond flour
🌱 5 large organic free-range eggs
🌱 5 tablespoons extra virgin unrefined coconut oil gently melted (2.5 oz)
🌱 2 teaspoons of gluten-free baking powder
🌱 7 medium apples
🌱 Zest of 1 lemon
🌱 1 tsp of vanilla extract
🌱 1/4 tsp of sea salt
🌱 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil cold pressed (to grease the pan)
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Grease a muffin pan with olive oil using a pastry brush.
3. Peel all 7 apples. Thinly slice 6 apples while avoiding cutting into the core. Use a very sharp knife to make extra-thin slices, which are much more playable. Set aside.
4. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs.
5. Gently fold in the coconut oil, salt, almond flour, vanilla extract, and finally the baking powder.
6. Grate one remaining apple using the grater with small holes. Fold it into the batter along with the lemon zest.
7. Place the batter into the prepared muffin pan with the spoon. You can also use an ice cream scoop to portion the batter into the pan evenly.
8. Arrange the half-moon slices in the shape of a rose (round side up) on the top of the batter. Larger slices go on the outer edge and smaller slices—closer to the center. Roll a small apple slice into a tube to create the center of the rose.
9. Bake for 35 minutes or until muffins are golden brown and set, and a toothpick inserted in its center comes out clean.
10. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan on a wire rack before gently releasing each muffin from the pan. Cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes more, before serving.
11. Keep muffins in a Ziploc bag in the fridge for up to 5 days, or wrap them individually in plastic wrap, place in a Ziploc bag, and freeze.
Enjoy these low-carb delights as is or toasted with jam or butter. For rum muffins, soak the bottom part of the muffins in rum.
❤️Happy Creating !!!
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Apple consumption is associated with a distinctive microbiota, proteomics and metabolomics profile in the gut of Dawley Sprague rats fed a high-fat diet. Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro, Romina Pedreschi, Jialing Yuan, Jorge R. Kawas, Boon Chew, Scot E. Dowd. Published: March 14, 2019.
Impact of Bioconversion of Gallated Catechins and Flavonol Glycosides on Bioaccessibility and Intestinal Cellular Uptake of Catechins. Eun-Hye Choi, Chan-Su Rha, Sri Renukadevi Balusamy, Dae-Ok Kim, Soon-Mi Shim. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2019, 67 (8), 2331-2339.
Selected Antioxidants in Organic vs. Conventionally Grown Apple Fruits by Dominika Średnicka-Tober *, Marcin Barański, Renata Kazimierczak, Alicja Ponder, Klaudia Kopczyńska and Ewelina Hallmann. Department of Functional and Organic Food, Institute of Human Nutrition Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Nowoursynowska 159c, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(9), 2997; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10092997. Received: 6 April 2020 / Revised: 21 April 2020 / Accepted: 22 April 2020 / Published: 25 April 2020.