Biting into a Paleo apple muffin is one of the many joys of life, and it’s made sweeter knowing that you’re getting real nutrition from a muffin and not just an indulgence. Made with Paleo flours that add fiber to your day, these apple-infused muffins propel you forward rather than drag you down.
1. Grain Free Apple Walnut Muffins
Apples and walnuts go well together, this has been proven time and time again in hundreds of recipes. These muffins grab flavors from both of these ingredients, as well as health benefits, and are made with Paleo ingredients so nothing will slow you down. There’s even a maple butter frosting that doesn’t use any dairy, instead relying on coconut butter for a delicious taste without the need for a cow. The use of cashew flour is something you don’t see very often, and to get the texture of these muffins just right she’s using some flax meal, which adds fiber and omega-3s.
2. Sweet Potato Apple Muffins
Anytime you add sweet potato to a recipe you’ve added in fiber and antioxidants, boosting your overall health and helping your digestive system. These muffins benefit from the flavor of sweet potatoes, as well as the texture. The cashew butter helps to smooth things out, and provides a delicious nutty flavor and healthy fats and protein. You can tell she’s taken care to make this a fully Paleo recipe, and there aren’t any items in this that detract from your progress. Coconut flour is used for the flour, adding even more fiber to the already bright picture.
3. Apple Pie Muffins with Granola Crumble
You’ll want to add these apple pie muffins to your Rolodex of delicious Paleo recipes. They feature a granola crumble which other apple muffin recipes just don’t dare to create. This makes it feel like you’re eating regular food, since granola isn’t something you’re supposed to be having. That is of course unless it’s made in the Paleo way, with only wholesome ingredients. For the granola crumble Taylor is using Apple Pie Paleo Krunch, a pre-made cereal that is Paleo friendly. It means you won’t have to fuss with the crumble and can get these done sooner.
4. Apple-Cranberry Muffins
Apples and cranberries work well together, and one of the most popular juices out there is Cran-Apple. So expect to have plenty of flavor in these muffins. The cranberries provide their classic tart taste while the apple do their best to sweeten things up. They get a little help from evaporated cane juice, and there’s ghee in these muffins to make them taste buttery and delicious. A blend of almond flour and tapioca flour means you’re going to get a proper muffin texture without any grains, and classic spices like cinnamon to make it taste perfect.
5. Apple Paleo Muffins
Here’s a recipe that keeps it simple. It doesn’t add in a bunch of different ingredients in an attempt to fool you into thinking it’s amazing. It has just the bare bones items it takes to make apple muffins. Almond flour gets the call as the flour of choice, and of course there’s plenty of fresh apples to deliver on the apple promise. Since you’re using fresh apples you’re getting the vitamins and minerals as well as the fiber. The same can’t be said for apple muffins made with artificial flavors.
6. Apple Mug Muffin in 2 Minutes
If you’ve got two minutes you could have a muffin in your mouth in no time. These muffins are made in a mug and microwaved so you’re using a bit of a 21st century cheat to get fast muffins. These definitely beat out fast food when you’re looking for some food fast. They will help you stay on track when you’re tempted to eat unauthorized food because you’re so hungry. It’s good to have a rescue muffin recipe handy for just such an occasion, and these qualify. They do provide oven directions if you’d rather wait.
7. Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Jessi has created an epic apple muffin here, and has managed to keep it within the realm of Paleo eating. The way she did it was to use an entire apple along with plenty of cinnamon, and almond flour instead of all-purpose flour. The result is something that is truly special and you’ll be happy when you’re eating it because you’ll know that it is not taking away from any progress you’ve made on the Paleo diet. Too many diets make you feel bad just because you want to eat a muffin.
8. Apple Streusel Muffins with Pumpkin Frosting
These apple muffins have been given the deluxe treatment, and come equipped with streusel as well as a delectable pumpkin frosting. With quality ingredients like pastured eggs, pure maple syrup, ghee, coconut oil, and almond flour, you know that this is a dyed in the wool Paleo recipe. The best part about these muffins is that they give you a taste of something you might be missing, a sweet treat that keeps your brain in the game and keeps you feeling like you’re lucky to be on this “diet”.
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