Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

Updated: Jun 27, 2019

These paleo apple muffins are fuss-free and completely maple sweetened. They get extra apple flavor from grated and diced apples. They are the perfect snack for kids lunches or afternoon treat with a cup of tea! This is a basic recipe so feel free to add more ingredients like walnuts, seeds, dark choc chips or coconut! I also made my own almond meal by blending up 1 1/2 cups almonds as I prefer the crunchy texture so feel free to do this too! These muffins are super moist and tasty! 

Ingredients (makes 6 large muffins)

  • 1 1/4 cup almond meal (or almonds blended up finely)

  • 3 tbsp coconut flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp nutmeg

  • 2 tbsp flaxseeds

  • 2 eggs

  • 5 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (or rice malt syrup)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups grated apples.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.  Line a muffin pan with 6 muffin liners.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Set this aside. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Add the dry mix to the wet and mix just until combined. Gently fold in the grated apples.

  3. Divide the batter evenly among the liners, filling them almost full, and bake for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.Let the muffins cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for 1 day or refrigerate for up to 4.

Enjoy x

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