Apple Cinnamon Muffins


Last Updated on September 13, 2021

Fall is right around the corner and these apple cinnamon muffins are going to be on repeat! They’re gluten-free, dairy-free and packed with feel-good ingredients.

apple cinnamon muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apples + cinnamon has to be one of my favorite flavor combinations, whether it’s in oatmeal, loaves or any baked good. There’s nothing quite like starting your day off with a fresh baked muffin, and these apple cinnamon muffins did not disappoint!

The flavor and texture of these muffins is exactly what I was hoping for- sweet, moist, and melts in your mouth.

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They’re made from a blend of oat flour and almond flour, AKA my favorite duo when baking gluten-free goodies. The almond flour adds the perfect fluffiness to these muffins, while the oat flour adds a little more heartiness.

These muffins are naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, and are filled with delicious cinnamon flavor.

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How to make apple cinnamon muffins

Finely grate your apple

My favorite apples to bake with are honeycrisp. They’re a little pricier than other varieties, but they’re the absolute best.

You can grate your apple using a box grater (I like to keep the skin on), or slice your apple then pulse it in a food processor for 30 seconds until its finely grated- my go-to method.

Whisk together the wet ingredients

  • eggs
  • applesauce
  • light brown sugar, or coconut sugar
  • olive oil
  • vanilla extract

Add in the dry ingredients

  • almond flour
  • oat flour
  • cinnamon
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt

Bake in muffin tins, let cool and enjoy!

These apple cinnamon muffins are seriously so easy to whip up. They pack in all of the fall flavors, have the best texture, and taste delicious with a thick slab of peanut butter.

All you need is one bowl and a few pantry ingredients and you’ll end up with light & fluffy muffins.

You guys are going to love this easy recipes! I can’t wait for you all to try them 🙂

Other apple recipes you may like:

Gluten-free Apple Pancakes

Apple Walnut Oatmeal Bars

Apple Crumb Cake

Sweet Potato Apple Latkes

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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You can hand grate your apples using a box grater, or slice your apple then pulse it in a food processor for 30 seconds until its finely grated which is my go-to method.


  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 almond flour

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 oat flour

  • 1 cup 1 grated apples (about 1 large or
    2 medium apples)

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 applesauce

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 light brown sugar or coconut sugar, plus more to sprinkle over the muffins

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 olive oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tsp 2 cinnamon

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp 1 baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F
  • In a large bowl, whisk together your eggs, oil, sugar, applesauce, apples, and vanilla until smooth
  • Add in the almond flour, oat flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda and gently combine using a spatula.
  • Line a 12 count muffin tray with paper liners and pour about 1/3 cup of batter into each cup
  • Optional step: sprinkle the top of your muffins with a small pinch of brown sugar.
  • Bake the muffins for 25 minutes, until firm to touch and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!
  • Keep stored in a cool place for up tp 3 days, refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months.

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  1. So delicious! Thanks to the person who mentioned they dubbed yogurt for apple sauce, we don’t get that in the country I live in so I used a greek yogurt with apple compote in it

  2. These slap 👍 could eat all 12 in one sitting

  3. David De George

    OMG, these are exactly what I was looking for. I tried 2 other recipes and neither of them can compare to how good this one is. Thank you so much

  4. David De George

    I’m going to try making them soon bit do you have the nutritional info as I’m interested on the carbs and sugars as I need to watch my sugar intake

    • Hey David, unfortunately I don’t calculate the nutritional facts on my blog. That may be something I change in the future since a few people inquire about it.

  5. Barabara Hanson

    These were absolutely delicious! I made one teensy change in that I added an additional half cup of quick-cooking oats. They still came out light and flavorful.

  6. Christina

    Can you sub eggs for flax eggs?

  7. Hi! If I don’t have a food processor can I just cut the apples in very small pieces?

  8. Francesca DeBella

    These are sooo good!! Hard to have just one for breakfast in the morning. Easy to make. Subbed Greek yogurt for apple sauce because I was out and it worked great

  9. Looks yummy! But what if you’re not gluten free and don’t want to invest in multiple new flours.? Can you do a 1:1 replacement with regular flour?

    • Hey Lizzy! I personally haven’t tried it, but my best guess is to use only 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour in place of both the almond and oat flours. It’s a lot more dense than almond flour so will likely dry out the muffins if used in a 1:1 ratio

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