Gluten Free Apple Crumb Muffins

May 20, 2020 | Breakfast

 These Gluten free Apple Crumb Muffins are my favorite healthy muffin recipe topped with a delicious grain-free cinnamon streusel! The perfect healthy breakfast muffin.

 These Gluten free Apple Crumb Muffins are my favorite healthy muffin recipe topped with a delicious grain-free cinnamon streusel! The perfect healthy breakfast muffin.

Gluten Free Apple Crumb Muffins

I have this thing for apples. Maybe it’s the nostalgia of growing up going to beautiful New England apple orchards and baking pies with my mom, but I just love baking anything with an apple involved. My latest obsession? These apple crumb muffins.

Oh, and we have to talk about crumble. Is there anything in life that can’t be made better by a crumble streusel topping? If I had been the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding my obsession would have been crumb topping instead of Windex. It’s a bandaid to all of life’s problems, and the perfect way to turn a muffin into a true experience.

Oh and guys. These muffins are really good for you! They’re a bit sweeter than some of my other muffin recipes, but they’re made with whole-food ingredients that you can feel good about eating.

 

 These Gluten free Apple Crumb Muffins are my favorite healthy muffin recipe topped with a delicious grain-free cinnamon streusel! The perfect healthy breakfast muffin.

What you need for these Paleo Apple Crumb Muffins

  • Cassava flour–this is my favorite gluten free flour!
  • Coconut Flour – I find this helps my cassava flour go further and gives a tighter crumb
  • Organic cane sugar or coconut sugar (cane sugar makes fluffier muffins but I use coconut sugar to avoid joint pain.)
  • Cream of tartar – this helps make up for the lack of baking powder.
  • Baking soda
  • Avocado oil – I’ve used coconut oil and they still come out well, but I prefer this texture
  • Honey – adds moisture and a little more sweetness
  •  Eggs – for obvious baking reasons
  • Cinnamon – to highlight the apple flavor
  • Full fat coconut milk, or another non-dairy milk
  • Apple….duh
  • Coconut oil for the apple crumb topping

 These Gluten free Apple Crumb Muffins are my favorite healthy muffin recipe topped with a delicious grain-free cinnamon streusel! The perfect healthy breakfast muffin.

Tips for making Healthy Apple Crumb Muffins

  • Use parchment paper liners—it’s the only way I bake grain free successfully.
  • Finely chop your apple–I don’t like to leave these chunks too big or they sink in the muffins.
  • Add an apple slice on top if you’d like a little bit of a garnish
  • Make sure your ingredients are room temp, especially for your crumble. You want this to be really crumbly. Put it in your freezer for a few minutes if the coconut oil is too liquid to get a good crumble.

 

 These Gluten free Apple Crumb Muffins are my favorite healthy muffin recipe topped with a delicious grain-free cinnamon streusel! The perfect healthy breakfast muffin.

How many Paleo Apple Muffins does this make?

This post is being written during COVID-19 where we’re all trying to ration our ingredients, so this recipe only makes 6 muffins. And I mean don’t we all have those days where we want just enough muffins to satisfy our cravings without going on a full on muffin bender?

If you need a bigger batch and want to double the recipe I’m positive it would still come out delish, but I haven’t personally tried this yet.

Other Paleo muffin and cupcake recipes:

 

Gluten Free Apple Crumb Muffins

 These Gluten free Apple Crumb Muffins are my favorite healthy muffin recipe topped with a delicious grain-free cinnamon streusel! The perfect healthy breakfast muffin.

COURSE Breakfast
Cuisine American
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 25 minutes
TOTAL TIME 35 minutes
SERVINGS 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup cassava flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 apple peeled and finely diced

For crumble

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted and cooled

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin tray with 6 cupcake liners
  2. To make crumble topping, mix all ingredients well with a fork until crumbly. Set aside.
  3. Sift together cassava flour, coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl beat eggs, honey, and sugar with an electric mixer until well creamed. Add avocado oil and continue to beat well, about 2 minutes. Stir in cream of tartar, vanilla, and coconut milk.
  5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add in the wet, mixing well. Fold in the diced apple.
  6. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins about 3/4 of the way full, then top with crumble.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.

 These Gluten free Apple Crumb Muffins are my favorite healthy muffin recipe topped with a delicious grain-free cinnamon streusel! The perfect healthy breakfast muffin.

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