Coconut Flour Apple Muffins

These coconut flour apple muffins are warmly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. They’re heavy on the apples (as any good apple muffin should be). They taste like apple pie in muffin form and are perfect for a nutritious breakfast or snack (but sweet and satisfying enough to be enjoyed for dessert too). These muffins are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and paleo diet friendly.

Main ingredients in these coconut flour apple muffins

These apple muffins are made with coconut flour, a nutritious grain-free flour which I love baking with. Definitely don’t substitute other flours in this recipe because coconut flour is much more absorbent than most other flours.

These muffins are lightly sweetened with a bit of raw honey but you can substitute maple syrup if you prefer.

I used pink crisp apples in these muffins because that’s what I happened to have on hand, but you can use any type of apple you like. I will definitely be making these again with Honeycrisp apples when they’re in season.

This recipe calls for extra virgin olive oil, but you can substitute your preferred oil. Melted coconut oil, avocado oil, or any other relatively neutral oil will work in these muffins.

Coconut flour apple muffins next to a wire basket full of apples.

How to make them

Start by adding the wet ingredients and spices to a large mixing bowl, then give them a good whisking. Next you’ll add the dry ingredients and mix to combine. All that’s left is to stir in the apples, divide the batter into a muffin tray, and bake. Be sure to let these muffins cool to room temperature before removing from the pan.

Optional additions

If you have a particularly sweet tooth, you could add some raisins to the batter for some extra sweetness (about 1/2 cup is perfect). Chopped pecans or walnuts would be nice additions too.

Storage and freezing

These coconut flour apple muffins can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to six months. Then thaw at room temperature or in the microwave before serving.

Apple muffins in a basket lined with a linen napkin.

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Coconut flour apple muffins next to a wire basket full of apples.
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Coconut Flour Apple Muffins

These coconut flour apple muffins are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. They're sweet, moist, and warmly spiced. These muffins are easy to make and freeze well.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 182kcal

Equipment

  • Muffin Pan
  • Paper baking cups

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped raw apples
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the eggs, honey, extra virgin olive oil, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl, then use a whisk to mix well.
  • Add the coconut flour and baking soda and use a spoon to mix.
  • Add the apples and mix once more.
  • Divide the batter evenly into a 12 cup muffin pan lined with paper baking cups.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 33 minutes or into golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out looking clean.

Notes

  • Store these coconut flour apple muffins in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days or freeze them for up to six months.
  • You can substitute maple syrup instead of raw honey.
  • Optional additions include 1/2 cup each of raisins, chopped pecans, and/or chopped walnuts.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Muffin | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

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