These almond flour apple muffins are so quick and easy to put together and so good! Bake them on the weekend and freeze for grab-and-go breakfasts during the week. They’re paleo, gluten-free and grain-free with a dairy-free option.

Apple muffins on cooling rack

Homemade apple muffins are a great treat for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. And because they’re not too sweet and have a hint of cinnamon, 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.

These delicious gluten-free apple muffins are moist with a tender crumb and loaded with apple chunks. They’re so easy to make with just a handful of simple healthy ingredients. No one will believe they’re gluten-free and paleo!

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The secret to easy apple muffins

The secret to this quick and easy apple muffin recipe 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 using a grater is the fastest way to shred fresh apples. Just peel the apple and grate it until you get to the core – super easy!

Use your favorite apple for baking or experiment with a different type of apples. Try Pink Lady or Granny Smith for a sweet-tart apple or Honeycrisp for a more sweet apple.

These easy apple muffins are made with almond flour. This gluten-free flour makes a nice thick muffin batter so the shredded apples stay suspended in the muffins and don’t fall to the bottom. So you get little pieces of apple goodness in every bite.

Apple cinnamon muffins with apples and cinnamon sticks

Be sure to use very finely ground almond flour for these gluten-free apple cinnamon muffins. This type of almond flour gives the muffins a better texture and works better than almond meal in this recipe.

Pro tip: since gluten-free muffins tend to stick, be sure to line your muffin tin with parchment paper liners to make them easier to remove.

These healthy apple muffins are quick and easy to put together on a weekend morning and stock your freezer. It’s a great recipe for meal prep. You can bake them for a perfect fall breakfast and freeze any leftover muffins for grab-and-go breakfasts during the week.

Almond flour apple muffins

Paleo Apple Muffins

These apple muffins are so quick and easy to put together. You can bake them on the weekend and freeze for grab-and-go breakfasts during the week.


Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Servings: 9 muffins

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegetarian

Author: Lisa Wells


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease or line muffin tin.
  • 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.

  • Using a large ice cream or cookie scoop, fill muffin cups ¾ full.

  • Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.


For dairy free: use coconut oil in place of ghee


Calories: 218kcal Carbohydrates: 16g Protein: 6g Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 63mg Sodium: 114mg Potassium: 51mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 11g Vitamin A: 95IU Vitamin C: 1.8mg Calcium: 61mg Iron: 1.2mg

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