I love baking with nutrient-dense almond flour and am excited to share this recipe for my almond flour muffins with apple pie filling with you. The muffins are moist and light, and the apple pie filling adds a wonderful texture and flavor to the final product. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures.
I can’t get enough of apple these days and I suspect you’re going gaga for everything apples too.
Plus, apples are peak in-season in the fall, so the grocery stores are bursting with delicious apple varieties.
I personally love Fuji and Honeycrisp apples the best. They are juicy, crisp and sweet — perfect to use in most of my apple recipes.
Because I’m buying and eating apples by the dozens these days, I wanted to create a recipe using apples and delicious, nutrient-dense blanched almond flour.
Almond flour is nutritious as it’s packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats. While almond flour is high in calories, these are good calories your body needs for fuel.
Almond flour fills you up and deters you from unrefined white grains that offer not nutritional benefits to your body. And if you’re following a grain-free diet, almond flour may just become your go-to grain-free flour of choice!
This almond flour muffin recipe is inspired by the gluten-free apple cake recipe I made a few weeks ago from a family recipe (from my cousin Sharon). The cake turned out beautifully – moist, rich and bursting with apple chunks.
I used the same technique to create the apple filling for both the gluten-free apple cake and for these almond flour muffins.
How to Make the Apple Filling
To make these beautiful, sweet, and tasty almond flour apple muffins, first cook up some diced apples in butter.
Once the apples are soft and buttery, add in a bunch of fall spices to create the apple pie filling that gives these muffins their wonderful apple pie flavor.
Set the mixture aside to cool. You’ll add it to your batter in a bit.
How to Make the Batter
To make the muffin batter, combine your almond flour, two large eggs, a little baking soda, some honey, and a dash of apple cider vinegar (to bring out the flavor) in a medium-sized bowl and mix until smooth.
Next, fold in your cooled apple pie filling mixture and mix the batter until evenly combined.
Add the batter evenly to six muffin cavities lined with cupcake liners.
To add a little more sweetness and texture to this recipe, I recommend adding a sprinkling of cinnamon-sugar to the top of each muffin before baking. This is optional but so worth it if you ask me!
Bake the muffins in the oven for 15 minutes until cooked through. Here’s what they look like right out of the oven!
How Do the Almond Flour Muffins Taste?
Every bite of these delicious almond flour muffins is filled with chunks of apples, a doughy batter, and a touch of sweetness from the cinnamon-sugar topping.
Mmmm, good. You will love this recipe through and through.
And look at how gorgeous they are on the inside too. They’re stuffed with apple pie goodness!
I hope you enjoy this gluten-free almond flour muffin recipe as much as we do. Please leave a comment below to let me know how they turn out!
More Recipes To Try
Below I’ve featured some of my favorite almond flour recipes, as well as some other apple recipes. Enjoy!
Almond Flour Muffins with Apple Pie Filling
APPLE FILLING INGREDIENTS:
- 1 large red apple diced into small pieces (skin on okay)
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
MUFFIN TOPPING INGREDIENTS:
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Add 6 cupcake liners to your muffin pan. Set aside.
- Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add diced apples and saute for about 10 minutes until softened, stirring frequently. Add water, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and cook for another minute. Turn off heat and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine egg, honey and vinegar. Whisk well. Add to mixture almond flour and baking soda and combine thoroughly.
- Fold in cooled apple mixture into muffin batter until well combined. Evenly distribute batter into 6 muffin cups.
- In a small bowl, combine muffin topping ingredients and then sprinkle about 1/4 tsp of mixture on top of each muffin.
- Place muffins in the oven to bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow muffins to fully cool before enjoying (if you try to eat them too soon, the muffins will stick to the muffin liners).