Gluten-Free Apple Pie Muffins with Almond Flour 1
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Almond Flour Apple Pie Muffins

These totally gluten-free almond flour apple pie muffins are bursting with chunks of apples and all sorts of wonderful flavors. Be sure to use blanched almond flour (like Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour) in your recipe to ensure a good texture. Any apple variety will work. I used Honeycrisp apples in this recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour, apple, apples, bread, breakfast, dessert, easy breakfast recipe, fall, gluten-free bread, gluten-free muffins, kid-friendly recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Jenny Finke

Ingredients

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 INGREDIENTS:

MUFFIN TOPPING INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add 7 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 small bowl, combine almond flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine egg, honey and vinegar. Whisk well.
  • Add almond flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix well for about 30 seconds, then fold apple mixture into batter until fully combined. Evenly distribute batter into 6-7 muffin cups.
  • In a small bowl, combine 2 tsp. sugar with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Sprinkle 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 eat them too soon, the muffins will stick to the muffin liners).

Notes

You can use any apple you desire in this recipe, but I prefer a sweeter apple since this recipe contains little sugar. The best varieties are Honeycrisp, Fuji and Red Delicious. However, feel free to use a tart apple (Pink Lady or Granny Smith) for a less sweet taste.
The almond flour you use matters. Honeyville almond flour just works well for me. If the recipe doesn't quite work, consider the brand of almond flour you're using.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.1mg