Gluten-Free Golf Green Apple Muffins

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Hi, guys! Happy Saturday! Just wanted to share a fun recipe that I created for The Laughing Cow the other day.

These Gluten-Free Golf Green Apple Muffins turned out so well, and they’d be perfect for any kind of golf-themed get-together this spring, especially a brunch. They’re made with almond meal, chunks of apple, honey, pecans, and cinnamon, so they’re hearty, satisfying, and slightly sweet. The “frosting” is simply Light Swiss from The Laughing Cow mixed with green food coloring. The combination of sweet + cheesy + nutty is absolutely delicious!

Gluten-Free Golf Green Apple Muffins

Gluten-Free Golf Green Apple Muffins

Makes 6 muffins

Ingredients:

Muffins:

  • 1 cup almond meal (or almond flour)
  • 1 small apple or half of a large, diced into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1.5 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup pecan pieces
  • pinch of salt

Frosting:

  • 6 wedges of Light Swiss from The Laughing Cow
  • green food coloring

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray, butter, oil, or use paper liners.
  3. Combine all muffin ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend well.
  4. Pour batter between six muffin tins and spread tops evenly with a spatula or back of a spoon.
  5. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until tops begin to lightly brown.
  6. Meanwhile, make frosting by combining Light Swiss and 6-8 drops of food coloring in a small bowl and mixing well. Set aside.
  7. Remove muffins from oven and allow to cool slightly before removing them from muffin tin.
  8. Allow muffins to cool completely before frosting.
  9. Add golf flag and ball to top of muffin top before serving (optional).

The other day, my friends at The Laughing Cow sent me this “what is your snacking style?” flowchart, and I thought it was cool. Just wanted to share it with you guys!

Laughing Cow_Flow_Chart

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10 Comments

  1. I never thought of ‘frosting’ muffins with Laughing Cow cheese, but what a great idea! I will definitely be making these soon. 🙂

  2. I love a your recipes! I just made the maple cinnamon sweet potato pancakes! They were delicious! Can’t wait to try these! Thank you!

  3. Hey Tina! Just wondering where you got the little straws and paper attached. I would love to make these for my brother this weekend. Thanks 🙂

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