This 19 June (2019) is ‘Red Apple Day’. In support of Red Apple Day, Australian’s are encouraged to purchase a Bowel Cancer Awareness Ribbon, or to join in the fun and raise funds for Bowel Cancer Australia. You can get your school or workplace involved by hosting a “bake-off” to raise much needed funds for cancer research - fundraising events can be held at any time of year too!
Apples are a delicious source of fibre. They can easily be incorporated into your diet whether you like to snack on them whole, dip pieces of apple into hummus as a snack or enjoy them in baked goods such as muffins, cake and/or pie!
In our household we always try to eat one apple day, and usually incorporate more apple goodness in the form of delicious muffins when we have the time!
Apple, Cinnamon and Oat Muffins
These Apple, Cinnamon and Oat Muffins are simple to make, and are a perfect way to incorporate more apples into your diet!
Combine a cup of oat flour, two teaspoons of baking powder, half a teaspoon baking soda, 3/4 cup milk of your choice (you could use water instead), 2 tablespoons apple sauce (or your chosen egg replacer), and 2 tablespoons maple syrup.
Once a smooth batter is formed, add a finely chopped whole apple, and two heaped teaspoons of cinnamon. Mix all ingredients until they are well combined.
Add mixture to a lined muffin tray (makes 6). Bake for 20-25 minutes at 180°C (until golden on top and you can pop a knife in one and pull it out clean). Let cool, then enjoy!!