Go Back Email Link

Spiced Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Baking, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Australian
Servings 12 large muffins


  • 2 cups Almond Meal , blanched
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder , aluminium free
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground Allspice , or ground nutmeg
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp Vanilla , powder or essence
  • 2 large Pastured Eggs , lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil or Butter , melted
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup , or raw honey
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Milk , or full-cream milk
  • 1 Organic Orange , finely grated zest
  • 2 medium Organic Apples , skin left on and cut into small dice
  • 3 tsp Flaked Almonds , or coconut flakes


  • Preheat oven to 160C (fan forced) and line a muffin tin with paper cups.
  • Mix the almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice and vanilla together until thoroughly combined.
  • Stir in the eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut milk and orange zest. Do not over-mix the batter as this usually results in dry and tough muffins.
  • Gently fold through the apples.
  • Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and top with a sprinkle of almond flakes.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through.

Optional Ideas:

  • Replace the apples with other in-season fruits, such as pears, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, banana, plums or peaches.
  • Add a handful of roughly chopped walnuts, pecans or macadamias.
  • Make a lovely apple and cinnamon cake by baking the same mixture in a lined 20cm springform tin for 1 hour, or until cooked through.