These Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins are not only delicious, but easy to make! The perfect healthy muffin, these are naturally sweetened, gluten free and dairy-free!

Healthy Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins served on top of each other with a couple of fresh apples around

Apple cinnamon muffins

One bowl and 7 squeaky clean ingredients is all that stands between you and these easy peasy Apple Cinnamon Almond Butter Muffins. Sweetened by nature and serving up some serious healthy fat and protein, these muffins are the perfect thing to start the day off right or to keep on hand for a healthy snack! Naturally Paleo, gluten free and dairy-free!

The muffin queen

One thing I never dreamed (in a million years) that I would be called is The Muffin Queen.

I mean, who would think they would earn that kind of title? Its oddly specific. But it is something many people on the internet refer to me as. The Muffin Queen.

Mixing all the ingredients necessary to make apple cinnamon muffins in a big glass bowl with a wooden spoon

And I kinda get it. I do make many muffins. I do eat many muffins. And I have a special place in my heart for anything that can be cooked in a muffin tin (check out my Veggie-Loaded Mini Meatloaves). Its just one of those quirky things that I rock with pride. The Muffin Queen.

And here I am, baking in a muffin tin again…but this time with a fall flare – apple cinnamon muffins recipe!

Placing all the ingredients in muffin trays before baking

Does anything say fall quite like the combination of apples and cinnamon? I think not! Just the smell of them together sends me back to my childhood in Maine, apple picking with my family and munching on fresh apple cider donuts.

It’s a heavenly combination that is perfect for fall, but also a year round favorite of many!

Apple cinnamon muffins straight out of the oven still hot

And making this warm flavor combo into a delicious and healthy gluten free muffin couldn’t be easier with these Apple Cinnamon Almond Butter Muffins!

These muffins are based off my oh-so popular and loved Almond Butter Blueberry Zucchini Muffins…but with a fall twist! Just as magically spongy as the original recipe but with the warm flavors of autumn…you are going to fall head over heels for this ridiculously simple recipe!

Recipe Notes

  • Is almond butter not your jam? Thats cool, you can make these with creamy natural peanut butter too if Paleo isn’t a priorly!
  • Want to add a little veggie goodness to these apple cinnamon muffins? Reduce the apples to 3/4 cup and add 1/2 cup of grated carrots to the batter! So yum!
  • Adjust the sweetness to your personal preference. Need these a little sweeter? Feel free to bump up the honey/syrup to 1/3 of a cup. Do you want to keep sugar to a minimum? Skip the honey/syrup in this recipe and let the apples do all the sweetening! They will be mildly sweet, have a lovely nutty flavor from the almond butter.

Suggested adaptations

  1. Is almond butter not your jam? That’s cool, you can make these with creamy natural peanut butter too if Paleo isn’t a priority!
  2. Want to add a little veggie goodness to them? Reduce the apples to 3/4 cup and add 1/2 cup of grated carrots to the batter! So yum!
  3. Adjust the sweetness to your personal preference. Need these a little sweeter? Feel free to bump up the honey/syrup to 1/3 of a cup. Do you want to keep sugar to a minimum? Skip the honey/syrup in this recipe and let the apples do all the sweetening! They will be mildly sweet, have a lovely nutty flavor from the almond butter.
Amazingly delicious apple cinnamon muffins with the perfect texture and amazing color

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Healthy Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins served on top of each other with a couple of fresh apples around
5 from 7 votes

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Yield: 9 muffins
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
These Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins are not only delicious, but easy to make! The perfect healthy muffin, these are naturally sweetened, gluten free and dairy-free!

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup diced apples, divided 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350℉ and line a muffin tin with 9 liners.
  • In a medium bowl, combine almond butter, honey/maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and baking soda.  Mix with a spoon until well blended the batter is smooth.
  • Add 3/4 cup of apples. Fold in until everything is well incorporated. 
  • Portion out the batter between the 9 prepared muffin holes. Top the muffins with the remaining apples.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. 
  • Allow muffins to cool 15 minutes before enjoying! Store cooled leftovers in fridge for up to 5 days….not that they will last that long, as they are sure to be gobbled up before then!

Notes

  • Is almond butter not your jam? Thats cool, you can make these with creamy natural peanut butter too if Paleo isn’t a priorly!
  • Want to add a little veggie goodness to them? Reduce the apples to 3/4 cup and add 1/2 cup of grated carrots to the batter! So yum!
  • Adjust the sweetness to your personal preference. Need these a little sweeter? Feel free to bump up the honey/syrup to 1/3 of a cup. Do you want to keep sugar to a minimum? Skip the honey/syrup in this recipe and let the apples do all the sweetening! They will be mildly sweet, have a lovely nutty flavor from the almond butter.
Calories: 230kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 84mg, Potassium: 250mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 88IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 111mg, Iron: 1mg