Anti-Muffin-Top Apple Muffins

    Ingredients:

    • 5 apples peeled, cored and finely diced
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (uncooked)
    • 1/2 cup apple butter
    • 2/3 cup maple syrup
    • Pinch sea salt

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Place apples, water and cinnamon in small saucepan and bring to a boil.
    3. Simmer at medium-low heat till apples are soft, approximately 10 minutes. Remove pot from stove and stir in oats, then add apple butter, maple syrup and salt. Mix well.
    4. Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. When done, carefully transfer cookies to wire racks and let cool.

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    Peggy Kotsopoulos is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Health Educator, and Culinary Consultant focused on teaching REAL health through lifestyle and dietary choices that are easy and delicious. She whips up healthy and delicious meals on her own TV show Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures on Z Living. Originally working in investments in Toronto, Canada, Peggy found her true passion for nutrition and healthy eating by bringing her own guilt-free goodies to corporate meetings as an alternative to bagels and danishes. As colleagues and clients became intrigued, Peggy started leading seminars and founded a company-wide corporate wellness program. Seven years later, Peggy followed her passion to the United States where she became certified as a Health Educator, and graduated from Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in California. She is the founder of beVibrant consulting in Toronto, where she develops wellness programs for large corporate clients, schools, and food establishments. Peggy is the resident nutritionist for CBC’s Steven and Chris show, and has been featured in major publications including Fitness Magazine, Shape and Yahoo! Shine.