Paleo Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

Paleo, Gluten-Free

Paleo Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

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Kitchen Gadgets We Love for this Recipe:

  • KitchenAid Mixer – I love my KitchenAid mixer and use it all the time for baking and even for shredding meat. I have the Artisan mixer in Sky Blue and it is an absolute must have for your kitchen. You can make this recipe without a stand mixer, but it always makes it easier to have one. It is definitely one of my favorite kitchen gadgets!


Apple Muffins:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp tapioca powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, cooled to room temperature
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 1/2 cups diced apples (about 1 medium/large apple)

Cinnamon Streusel Topping:

  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp salted ghee (not melted)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds


  1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients (except coconut sugar).
  3. In a stand mixer, thoroughly combine 1/4 cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup coconut sugar on medium-speed.
  4. Add in 3 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract, and 2 tbsp almond butter. Blend at medium-speed until well combined.
  5. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix on low-speed until just incorporated and then fold in diced apples.
  6. Pour mixture into an oiled muffin tin or muffin liners, splitting batter evenly into each of the 12 liners, filling to the top.
  7. For the streusel topping, mix all ingredients together with your fingers or a fork until crumbly.
  8. Top each muffin with roughly 1 tbsp of cinnamon streusel topping.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees, then turn oven to 425 degrees and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Insert a toothpick into a muffin and if it comes out clean, they are finished cooking.
  10. Enjoy warm or make ahead for a quick breakfast or on-the-go snack!

**Makes 12 muffins

**Cover with foil and store in refrigerator for up to 5 days

Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast!

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