Apple Paleo Muffins

Apple Paleo Muffins are quick and easy to put together. Bake them on the weekend and freeze for grab-and-go breakfasts during the week. |

Apple paleo muffins are a great treat with breakfast or as an afternoon snack. And because they’re not too sweet, they make a perfect base for your favorite toppings. I love them warm out of the oven with a little ghee, a drizzle of honey, and a hot mug of cappuccino.

The secret to these quick apple muffins is getting the apple pieces small enough to cook through by the time the muffins are done. You can use a food processor or mini chopper, but I find using a grater is the fastest way to do this. Just peel the apple and grate it until you get to the core.

These apple paleo muffins are quick and easy to put together on a weekend morning. You can bake them for breakfast and put any leftover muffins in the freezer for grab-and-go breakfasts during the week.

Apple Paleo Muffins are quick and easy to put together. You can bake them on the weekend and freeze for grab-and-go breakfasts during the week. |

Apple Paleo Muffins
Serves: 8-9 muffins
  • 200 grams almond flour (about 2 cups)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 large apple, grated and drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons ghee, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease or line muffin tin.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Toss grated apple with lemon juice in medium bowl. Add remaining wet ingredients and combine. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
  3. Using a large ice cream or cookie scoop, fill muffin cups ¾ full.
  4. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

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  1. April says

    I just made these using maple syrup in place of the honey (only because I didn’t have enough honey on hand). I also added about a teaspoonful of vanilla extract and sprinkled cinnamon on top of each muffin before baking. They are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Maggie says

    So good! I added cloves and ended up using a mixture of honey and molasses since I was out of everything else. REALLY good! Thank you!

  3. says

    I have some apple pulp that I’ve saved frozen from my daily juicing. (sweet red apples) I’m thinking to try this and see if it works without making it mushy. What’s your thoughts? I love to save pulp and reuse! Thanks for the recipe! I’m going to make some either way and freeze them for those sleepy mornings I can’t seem to put a nice breakfast together for my hunny. :)

    • says

      Jen, I have not tried this recipe with apple pulp, but it sounds like it should work. Make sure you drain or squeeze the pulp so it’s not too wet when you add it to the batter. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

  4. Sierra says

    These are awesome! Hubby loved them so much he asked me to make more, daughter was skeptical but loved it from the first bite and baby can’t get enough!!

  5. kate says

    I have just baked these and couldnt wait for them to cool before trying , they are lovely I didnt have ghee so I used grass fed butter and they taste great thank you

  6. Tami Adams says

    I’m going out to help my dad do a lot of winter food prepping since he just moved up to the mountains where its possible they can get snowed in quite frequently for days. We want to keep it as close to paleo as possible (which is hard since they won’t have things fresh a lot of times) so we are doing a lot of freezer items. How long do you think these would freeze well? He has a vacuum sealer so they would be air tight. I’ve just never frozen baked type goods before!

    • says

      I freeze all of my muffins and we usually eat them within a few weeks. I don’t have a vacuum sealer so I don’t know if that will make a difference.

  7. Marni says

    I’ve made these a few times so far and really enjoy them- however I do think they could be a little sweeter for me. I’ve tried using honey & maple syrup instead of just honey, but no better. Can you suggest anything?

    • says

      Hi Marni, I haven’t tested a sweeter version, but you could try adding some coconut sugar. I wouldn’t add any more honey or maple syrup since it might make the batter too wet. Hope this helps!

  8. deborah says

    these are my new all time favorite. Good Falls Apples plus fresh ground almond flour
    …Absolutely the best!

  9. Julie says

    I did 1/2 coconut and 1/2 almond flour and they turned out just fine. I also added chopped walnuts, delish! :) THANK YOU!

  10. Tiffany says

    Can the ghee be omitted? Is it strictly for drizzle on top after baking or does it need to go in the batter before baking? Thank you!

    • says

      Hi Tiffany, the ghee goes in the batter with the wet ingredients. It should not be omitted, but you can substitute coconut oil.

  11. Lynn Clement says

    Just made these . I added walnuts, cloves and nutmeg. I took out a scoop of almond flour and added a scoop od whey protein. Also added two Tbls. Of coconut sugar. To mix. When they came out of the oven I put a swipe of butter on each one with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Can’t wait to try one! Thanks for thr wonderful recipe.

  12. Phyllis says

    If Maple syrup was used instead of the honey, would it be a 1:1 ratio. In cooking or baking I prefer to use Maple Syrup. Thank you

    • Livia says

      Sorry i just saw that there were some other people asking quite the same as I was (could’ve looked in advance, sorry :-)) Thanks anyway for the recipe, looks great and I am gonna try them soon :-)

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