Apple Muffins

These muffins are packed with yummy ingredients and go together quickly once you have your 1 cup of fresh apples, diced.

Apple Muffins
These muffins were inspired from a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks. I added a little almond flour and used caramel stevia.
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  1. 1 cup Silk almond/coconut milk or milk of your choice
  2. I cup peeled and finely diced apples
  3. 2 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
  4. 1 Tbsp ground flax
  5. 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  6. 5 drops of liquid caramel stevia
  7. 2 cups of spelt or all purpose flour
  8. 1/3 cup of almond flour
  9. 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  10. 2 tsp baking power
  11. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  12. 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in muffin tin. Spray coconut cooking spray into each paper liner.
  2. Add first 6 ingredients in small bowl and stir. Let sit for at least 5 minutes
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a larger bowl and stir.
  4. Add wet ingredients.
  5. Mix until all ingredients are mixed well.
  6. Fill batter into muffin tin. (I used a small cookie scoop - 2 scoop of batter fills each cup evening)
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on rack for 10 minutes before removing.
Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie
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Read why buying organic apples is important

Here are a few more recipes using apples:

Stuffed Apples

Apple Blueberry Steel Oats

Here is one of my favorite kitchen tools:

Medium Cookie Scoop


Chocolate Mint Tea Latte

What does one make when they choose to not drink coffee?  They make a chocolate mint tea latte.

Several years ago I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis and began my continuing education to what type of foods work best to nourish my body while managing this chronic condition.  One of my first lessons dealt with how coffee (my morning and through-the-day habit) was hurting my body.  I would take it out of my diet,  feel better and then think I can have a cup once-in-awhile.  Off I would go to “treat” myself to Starbucks or brew a cup at home and BAM! – I would be in pain again.  Talk about my own version of Groundhog Day – how often did I need to continue to hurt myself before I was willing to say no more?  Finally not suffering needlessly because of a poor food choice became the goal over a cup of coffee.  Now my hot and cold beverage choice is organic mint tea.  Drinking organic tea is a recent change for me and I’ve included a link toward the end of this post to explain why.  Many of my previous tea recipes in the blog do not reference organic teas as an ingredient.  Although the recipes are delicious – I would substitute an organic tea in the future.  Here is a recipe I came up with that helps me spice up my mint tea.  I’ve listed links of my tea-related products after the recipe.

Chocolate Mint Tea Latte
A chocolate mint hot tea beverage.
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  1. 1 Numi Organic Moroccan Tea Bag
  2. Hot Filtered Water
  3. 1/2 cup milk (I use coconut milk) or your choice of milk
  4. 1 Tbsp of cocoa
  5. 1/2 tsp organic vanilla
  6. 5 drops of Toffee Stevia
  7. Coconut Sugar - to taste
  1. Brew a cup of tea
  2. Heat milk, cocoa, vanilla, stevia and/or sugar until well blended.
  3. Mix hot tea and milk together.
  4. Enjoy.
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Product Links that are helpful for this recipe.   (I won’t recommend anything I am not using.)   ***Deliciously Inspired utilizes affiliate links to help with the cost of the site.

Breville Electric Tea Kettle – Why I love – we have had our kettle for close to 10 years and use it daily for tea, coffee, and anytime hot water is needed.  Worth every penny.

Tea Maker or Mr Tea – Why I love – containing a tea for several minutes in an enclosed area makes a richer cup of tea.  They work well with tea bags but are an essential kitchen tool when using loose leaf tea.

Numi Organic Mint Tea – Why I love – I stick to organic teas because I want as clean of a product as I can to nourish my body.  Mint tea is one of the gentlest teas to digest.  I’ve tried other brands but this tea’s mintiness (is that a word?) is smooth and doesn’t have a bite to it.  Another benefit – this comes in bags and I always carry a few in my purse.  What to know more about what is in most tea you buy?  Here you go.

Toffee Liquid Stevia – Why I love – stevia is a natural sweetener made from a herb.  A little goes a long way so add a drop at a time.  Too much can taste bitter.

Organic Coconut Sugar – Why I love – coconut sugar processes slower in the body than white sugar. What to know more?  Here you go.

Hope you enjoy the recipe. Let me know if you have any questions.


Spring Chicken Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing

Spring Chicken Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing
The fresh basil in this simple dressing makes the salad special.
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  1. Salad Ingredients
  2. Organic Spring Mix
  3. Organic Carrots, Shredded
  4. Organic Celery, Shredded
  5. Purple Cabbage, Shredded
  6. Snap Peas, cut into small pieces
  7. Avocado
  8. Organic Cooked Chicken, cut into small pieces
  9. Dressing
  10. 1/3 Red Wine Vinegar
  11. 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  12. 1/4 tsp of garlic powder
  13. 1/2 tsp of salt
  14. 1/4 tsp of ground pepper
  15. 3 Tbsp of fresh basil, chopped
  1. No measurements for the salad are given. You can use the ingredients listed and make a single serving or a large salad for a family or group.
  2. Dressing
  3. Combine all dressing ingredients and shake well. (I use a small mason jar.)
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