Gluten-Free Apple Muffins Recipe


Apple treats always seem really complicated. I think it’s because making them requires peeling and coring your apples first. But trust me, the step is worth it when it comes to these Gluten-Free Apple Muffins.

For starters, these muffins are much healthier than anything you’d find in stores. They’re made with gluten-free flour, natural coconut sugar and one of my favorite versatile ingredients, coconut oil — not to mention antimicrobial cinnamon. They’re yummy enough for dessert, but good as a mid-afternoon snack or quick breakfast on the go, too. Best of all, they are super easy to make. Let the kiddos help out with this one!

Gluten-free apple muffins step 1 - Dr. Axe

Start by preheating the oven to 300 F and lining a muffin tin with liners. Then mix the baking soda, flour, salt and apples in a bowl.

Gluten-free apple muffins step 2 - Dr. Axe

In a different bowl, combine the coconut oil, cinnamon, sugar and eggs. Combine the two bowls and mix them until they’re just combined; you don’t want to overmix the dough in these gluten-free apple muffins.

Gluten-free apple muffins step 3 - Dr. Axe

Fill each of the liners with a scoop about 3/4 of the way full. Kids love this step, but beware of sneaking bites, since the eggs are still raw!

Gluten-free apple muffins recipe - Dr. Axe

Bake the gluten-free apple muffins for 20–30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. These muffins require such little prep work that there’s no excuse — get these in the oven!

Total Time

35 minutes




  • 3 cups paleo flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups coconut sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and fill cupcake tin with liners.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, salt and apples in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix coconut oil, coconut sugar, eggs and cinnamon.
  4. Combine both bowls and mix until just combined.
  5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 20–30 minutes.

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