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Make These Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins for Breakfast

These gluten free apple cinnamon muffins are a perfect way to start the day. Or pack them for lunch. They’re so flavorful that nobody will ever know you consider them to be healthy apple cinnamon muffins!

Love apples? Give this vintage apple tansey recipe a try, too!

gluten free apple muffins in a muffin tin

Gluten-free baking certainly holds its set of challenges, but that doesn’t mean delicious baked goods can’t be made without that wheat protein that gives so many of us trouble. Thankfully, it is possible to make gluten-free muffins flavorful, moist, and also gum- and rice-free.

Gluten free & healthy apple cinnamon muffins

A combination of gluten-free flours is your best start towards a good crumb. Using some whole grain millet and oat flour with a bit of tapioca and garbanzo flour gives a good balance. A bit of sweetener, plenty of cinnamon, and a good dose of chopped apple seals the deal.

Bake these apple muffins in a regular muffin tin (this one has a nonstick ceramic surface) or use a mini-muffin tin for fun-sized muffins. Like many gluten-free baked goods, these healthy apple cinnamon muffins are best when cooled completely.

Related: Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins

ingredients for apple cinnamon muffins on cutting board

Related: Cinnamon Apple Muffins (with wheat flour)

Unlike many gluten-free baked goods, they are still delicious and moist the next day. Pull those apples from the cellar and get ready for muffins everyone can enjoy.

healthy apple cinnamon muffins in muffin tin

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gluten free apple muffins in a muffin tin

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins for the Gluten Free Crowd

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These healthy apple cinnamon muffins are a perfect way to start the day. 


  • 3/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 3/4 cup millet flour
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated organic cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground psyllium husk
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk, (plant-based milk works)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or butter, cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped fresh apple


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin.
  2. Combine the flours, sugar, psyllium, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Whisk together until all of the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.
  3. In a separate small bowl, beat the eggs and then mix in the milk, melted fat, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and combine gently until nearly homogenous. Fold in the apples and make sure all ingredients are well combined.
  5. Divide the batter between the 12 muffin cups and place the muffin tin into the hot oven. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  6. Remove muffins and place on a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before eating.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 452Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 16gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 316mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 7g

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  • Kris Bordessa Feb 13, 2018 @ 13:49


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