This is a sponsored post with NatureBox but the thoughts and opinions that are stated are 100% my own.
Since the kids are home for the summer, I have been busy coming up with creative and healthy snack options for them. At the grocery store there are lots of healthy options, but there is also a neat little subscription service that you can find online called NatureBox. This services delivers healthy snacks to your home and allows families to discover a variety of different healthy snacks each month.
This month I received one of the NatureBox varieties and used one of the items from my shipment in my new Apple Spice Muffins with Granola Crumb Topping recipe. If you are one that enjoys trying new snacks that are healthy, the NatureBox is something you will definitely want to try.
Here are some of the features of NatureBox that I want to share:
- Available in 3 different sizes: Savvy Snacker, Family Snacker and Professional Snacker.
- Products are made from wholesome ingredients and are Nutritionist-approved.
- They currently ship to the 48 continental states, FPO/APO addresses and PO Boxes.
- Products contain NO high fructose corn syrup, NO partially hydrogenated oils, NO trans fat, NO artificial sweeteners, NO artificial flavors and NO artificial colors.
When you subscribe you will receive a Discovery Box of surprise snacks for your 1st NatureBox. For me, I like surprises! After the first month you have the option to choose the snacks that you receive. You can find a catalog of the NatureBoxes along with the nutrition label and ingredient list for the snacks on their website.
With my NatureBox, I received a package of the Cherry Crumb Granola that is is a soft-bakes granola with dried cherries. I knew the kids would like this and wanted the package to go a long way. I had been wanting to make some muffins using some apples since this is the one fruit that my whole family likes.
Since I like to “spice up” my recipes, I thought it would be a clever idea to give my apple spice muffins a nice and delicious topping. A topping made with some brown sugar, the granola and a little butter. Yum!
And now for the recipe for these YUMMY Apple Spice Muffins With Granola Crumb Topping that I recently made:
Apple Spice Muffins With Granola Crumb Topping Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups flour all-purpose or wheat
- 3/4 cup cook cooking rolled oats
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup diced apples
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup NatureBox Cherry Crumble Granola
- 1/3 cup flour
- 3 TBS unsalted butter room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients.
In a bowl mix ingredients for topping. Use fingers to combine ingredients into a crumble like texture. Add more granola or flour to get desired texture. Set aside.
In another bowl add all wet ingredients and diced apples and stir to blend. Add wet ingredients to large bowl with dry ingredients. Mix well.
Add liners to muffin tin or use nonstick muffin tins and add muffin batter to each of the wells in tin filling to about 3/4 full. Sprinkle top of batter with topping.
Bake for 23-25 minutes, ovens will vary.
Remove, cool and enjoy!
This is a recipe that I came up with using just one of the ingredients from my NatureBox. If you want to find more recipes like this one, take a peek at the recipes on the NatureBox website and on their social media sites.
The NatureBox makes for great gifts for friends and family for holidays, special occasions and especially a great gift for the person on your shopping list that likes to eat healthy. Interesting in signing up? This Mom Can Cook readers can SAVE 50% OFF your first shipment by using promo code: SUMMERSNACKS.
Visit NatureBox at: www.NatureBox.com.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
Oh yum, I really love that crumbly topping!!!
These look AMAZING! My mouth is salivating!
This is a fantastic recipe. I love muffins with crumbles. I also love apple spice. Yum!
Those muffins look so yummy, especially with the crumb topping.
That looks so yummy! The Mango Almond sounds really good too!
I love crumbs! What a great idea to make with granola! So delish!
Ooo these look so yummy!
Oh wow those look amazing. Yum-o!
You had me at crumbly topping! These look amazing!!!
This looks delicious and I love using granola as a topping for extra crunch!
Yum they look amazing!! I love muffins for breakfast.
Melissa @ SavingCentsWithSense.net says
Those look so yummy!
Mama to 5 BLessings says
oh yummy! The granola topping sounds delicious! My kids would love this -t hanks!
My husband was just talking about possibly getting a NatureBox subscription. Shoot, those muffins maybe enough to push me over. Yum!
Yum! This sounds absolutely fantastic. And the box has so many goodies inside that my family would love.
I LOVE Nature Box and these look so good! YUM!
amber whitehead says
I love muffins and these look wonderful.
Jennifer Wagner says
That looks great. I love anything with granola lately.