Warm Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins bursting with natural sweetness! Made with almond flour, these muffins are thick, hearty & make the perfect single-serve dessert or snack! Gluten Free + Low Calorie + Paleo
I may have a lot of bizarre things happen to me, but I sure have some pretty awesome friends. Since moving to Phoenix a few years ago, I haven’t been able to find a hair dresser. Don’t even get me started on the bad hair cuts I’ve had since moving here. None of the people I’ve gone to here have ever come close to the stylist I had in Tucson.
So do you know what that lady did when she found out I had hip surgery? She drove two hours to Phoenix to give my hop of hair a much needed makeover. Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t know very many people who would do that. Not that many people are generous enough to do something like that.
It’s true what they say about actions speaking louder than words. Often, I think authenticity and generosity are lost in this crazy world we live in. But then, when I least expect it, someone surprises me. I must admit, I like being surprised!
When those moments do happen, it’s a good reminder to all of us to do something heartfelt for someone else. What she did meant so much to me and my crazy hair (lol). The only way I knew how to say thank you was by sending her home with a freshly made batch of Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins!
You come to my house, it’s pretty much a guarantee you’re going home with something good. But not everyone gets first dibs of the day so she really lucked out.
And these muffins, O-EM-G. They’re loaded with spice and have natural sweetness from the tender apples baked inside of them. They’ve got a nutty crunch from the almond meal, which I love baking with. Bob’s Red Mill is my favorite when it comes to almond meal. They’re almond meal is made from ground from whole, blanched sweet almonds. It’s always in my pantry!
Bob’s Red Mill almond meal is a great gluten free baking substitution for most flours. I like using it for its heart healthy fat and to get an extra boost of protein in my diet because almonds are naturally low in carbohydrates. Really that’s why I love baking muffins. To GET MORE PROTEIN. It’s always a struggle.
These Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins are a simple, heart healthy treat. Simple sift the almond meal in with the other dry ingredients, mix together with the wet ingredients and bake. It doesn’t get easier than that!
They make a yummy snack or single serve dessert. Just top with a little coconut cream, yogurt or Redi-whip and you’ve got yourself a mini apple crisp part-ay. They would even be perfect for holiday baking, a gathering or edible gift!
There’s just something comforting about a warm, cinnamon packed muffin bursting with natural sweetness and nutty goodness. It makes you want to curl up in a blanket with a cup of hot tea next to the fireplace, or give them to someone with a kind heart.
- 1½ small red apples, peeled, cored and diced (~3/4 cup)
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- 6 egg whites
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 cups almond flour
- 6 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- salt to taste
- Preheat oven 350 F. Prepare a muffin tin with muffin liners or cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients until broken down and incorporated well.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk together egg whites, honey and coconut oil.
- Then add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until combined. Do not over stir.
- Fold in the apples.
- Scoop the batter into the muffin cavities filling ¾ of the way full. I used my finger to smooth the edges so the muffins would puff nicely.
- Bake 22-25 minutes until muffins are golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire baking rack to cool.
Now grab your baking pans and head to the store for some Bob’s Red Mill flour. Make sure you clip this coupon so you can save some dough!
What are you doing to be authentic and generous this holiday?
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