Gluten-Free Applesauce Muffins with Kale Recipe


These tasty, gluten-free muffins contain a secret nutritious weapon: kale, which has recently been lauded a super vegetable because it is packed with nutrients. According to WebMD, one cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories and 9% of the daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a whopping 684% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

Yields approximately 24 muffins


  • 1 package Breads from Anna® Apple Pancake and Muffin Mix 
  • 2 jumbo eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 apple, diced small
  • 2 cups packed kale, leaves only, chopped fine in food processor
  • 3/4 cup sunflower kernels, toasted*
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease muffin tins.
  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine all wet ingredients until creamy.
  4. Add mix and oregano, and blend until well combined. Fold in chopped kale, diced apple, and sunflower kernels*.
  5. Fill standard muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. 

*Toast sunflower kernels in a skillet over dry medium heat on the stovetop for 1-2 minutes until golden brown and aromatic.  Shake the skillet frequently to avoid over browning, and remove from skillet immediately so they do not continue cooking.

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