By Frances
This recipe is adapted from Sarah Wilson's Not-quite-apple-crumble muffins in I Quit Sugar For Life (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2014). She uses chokos as they are very low in fructose but she also recommends apples or peaches, which have about a quarter of the fructose of apples (learn something every day!). They really do taste a bit like a fruit crumble. Went down well with a 2 year old and 5 year old too so it gets the thumbs up.

21/2 c almond meal
1/2 c arrowroot (I used cornflour)
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 large choko, peeled and diced, or 2 peaches or green apples
1/4 c chia seeds
1 c water
1/2 c rice syrup
1 tbs apple cider vinegar
1 c pecans, roughly chopped (I used cashews)

Preheat oven to 180C and line a 12-cup muffin tin with patty cases. In large bowl mix dry ingredients and choko or fruit.
In another bowl mix the chia seeds with water, 1/3 c of the syrup and vinegar until well combined.
Mix the chopped nuts with the remaining 2 tbs syrup
Pour the chia mixture into the dry ingredients and fold through until just combined - do not overmix. Spoon the batter into the tins and spoon the nut mix on top of each muffin.
Bake for about 35 mins or until the tops are starting to turn golden. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.