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Apple Cinnamon Paleo Muffins

By March 15, 2018Recipes
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When you’re looking for a sweet treat or a quick breakfast that doesn’t take time to cook, these apple cinnamon paleo muffins do the trick. I heat one of these delicious muffins and eat it with a little melted butter with my morning coffee. They are quick, healthy, and very satisfying.

Apple Cinnamon Paleo Muffins

These paleo muffins don’t take a lot of time to make and you don’t even need a mixer. They can be stirred by hand, which I love because it makes clean up a whole lot easier.

Apple Cinnamon Paleo Muffins

These muffins are light and fluffy, and the apple-cinnamon combination is perfection. They can be made at the start of your week and enjoyed every day by your whole family.

Apple Cinnamon Paleo Muffins

These paleo muffins are only compliant on the Kickstart level, but if you are between Challenges (or just willing to take a point for an occasional treat that feels worthwhile), then these muffins offer a far more nutritious alternative to any muffin you’re going to find at a restaurant or store.

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Apple Cinnamon Paleo Muffins

These muffins are light and fluffy, and can be made at the start of your week and enjoyed every day by your whole family.

Category Breakfast, Dessert
Compliance Level Kickstart
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Author Shannon Gilson


  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 5 Tbsp refined coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coarsely grated apples about 1 large apple
  • 1 1/4 cups apples diced (about 1 large apple)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a muffin pan with 12 muffin liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  6. Gently fold in the apples.
  7. Divide the batter evenly among the liners, filling them almost full.
  8. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
  9. Let the muffins cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

These paleo muffins are only compliant at Kickstart level due to the maple syrup. If you want to experiment with other sweeteners and make this compliant at other levels, feel free to experiment — but also be sure to let us know how it goes!

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Shannon Gilson
Shannon is an artist living in Grantham, New Hampshire, with her husband, four pups, and two cats. She graduated with a BFA from Suffolk University and is happily putting her fine art degree to good use.

She enjoys traveling around the world with her husband, exploring as many places and local food dishes as possible. Shannon feels that eating a country’s specialty food not only connects you to the culture, it also ensures you’re eating fresher and more local, too.

You can follow Shannon’s travels and art on Instagram.