• Serves 12
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 13 Ingredients


A delicious muffin that is packed with health beneficial ingredients, coconut is rich in a medium-chain fatty acid that can actually help boost metabolism, turmeric is super great for arthritis, oatmeal is great for cholesterol levels and cinnamon can lower blood sugar levels.

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 3 red apples, skin on, cored
  • 30g butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 11/2 cups sweet potato flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 340g yoghurt with coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Linel muffin pans with paper cases.
  2. Cut 1 1/2 apples into 1cm pieces. Cut the remaining apple into 3-4cm slices. Melt half the butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Add sliced apple, 2 tsp coconut syrup and half the ground turmeric. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until golden and almost cooked. Transfer to a plate. Melt the remaining butter in the pan and add chopped apple, 2 tsp coconut syrup and remaining turmeric. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until almost cooked. Add desiccated coconut and cook, stirring for a further 3-5 minutes or until the coconut is light golden brown. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool completely.
  3. Combine the oatmeal, sweet potato flour, baking powder, bicarb and cinnamon in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add eggs, oil, yoghurt with coconut, 1 ⁄3 cup water and remaining coconut syrup. Stir until almost combined. Add chopped apple mixture. Stir to combine.
  4. Divide muffin mixture among prepared pans. Place 2 pieces of sliced apple on top of each. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through and lightly golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


I used Jalna pot set yoghourt with coconut for this batch of muffins but feel free to use Jalna Premium Vanilla or greek style the choice is up to you and I can reassure you the taste will delight what ever you choose. Please enjoy!

  • this has a lot of health benefits and i’m glad that you took the time to list them. I love that i can see my kids eating these muffins without a fight! it’ll be good to know that they are getting a health boost. thanks


  • Thanks heaps moms.


  • Nice one with lovely ingredients !


  • Thanks for this terrific muffin recipe Cherz! I am particularly interested in the benefits of turmeric.


  • This looks very intriguing. But where do you get the sweet potato flour???

    • Hi mom90758
      We are lucky to have a large wholefoods market store comprising of a shop, inner health centre and wholefood cafe just a minutes drive from us and a huge store that specialises in imported and Australian speciality lines 40 minutes away.
      But large health food stores would be a first call for you and if indeed you have difficulty locating the flour you can order online from many sites http://www.just-health.com.au/‎ is one.
      Thanks for having an interest in my recipe and best of luck.

      • Thanks for your answer, cherz!! I can find regular potato flour but I’ve never seen the sweet potato one in the supermarket. I’ve got a health food shop here. I will give a look. Otherwise probably Internet is the best shot indeed. Thank you!! :-)

      • Thanks for the information Cherz and thanks for the link to the site. :)

      • Thanks for all the lovely comments moms, I really appreciate your posts.
        Cheers and good health.


  • Love your healthy muffins,all fab ingredients! Thanks!


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