Apple Pie Muffins

Hey……YOU GUYS.  Do yourself a favor and skip to the bottom of the page RIGHT THIS SECOND and make you some muffins.  I can wait.

Apple Pie Muffins II

Done?  Good.  Oh, why you’re oh-so-welcome.  Yes, they’re amazing, I know.

My interest is usually piqued when I see an muffin named after a pie.  I mean, how do you DO that without making a mini pie?  Or just a muffin with fruit in it?  Fun fact: these muffins taste like apple pie with all the softness and moist crumbliness of a muffin.  The secret is to keep your apple chunks juuuuuuuust the right size.  Not so tiny that you’re just making an apple muffin but not so huge that they don’t cook through.  I actually sliced mine on a mandolin (on the 1/8 inch setting) and then gave ‘em a rough chop after that so that they looked like shards of glass.  That’s a horrible metaphor…but really, think shards of glass.

Apple Pie Muffins

The result is a warm, soft muffin with ooey-gooey pockets of that apple-cinnamon goop that makes actual apple pies so awesome.  But without the effort of making an actual pie.  How efficient of me ;-)

Apple Pie Muffins
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Serves: 12
  • 1/2 c Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1/2 t Baking Soda
  • 1/2 t Baking Powder
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 Large Mashed Banana
  • 1/2 c Almond Butter (or Coconut Manna for nut-free)
  • 1 t Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 t Cinnamon
  • 3 T Honey (optional…omit for 21DSD)
  • 1 Apple, any color, roughly chopped
  1. Combine all ingredients except the apple in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Beat on High with an electric mixer for 3 minutes, until nice and fluffy.
  3. Fold in the apples.
  4. Spoon into prepared muffin tins.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. They may still be a little gooey because of the apple, but that’s what we want! Cool completely before removing from muffin pan.
  6. Makes 12 muffins.


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10 thoughts on “Apple Pie Muffins

  1. Nancy Matteson

    I don’t have any bananas today…can I use applesauce and make the muffins really ‘appley’? LOL! Or yogurt or sour cream…or just wait?

    1. tgipaleo Post author

      Applesauce would work, but I bet yogurt would be an awesome, creamy texture!!

  2. Aimee

    Is coconut manna and coconut cream concentrate the same thing? I just got my order from Tropical Traditions and wondered if I could use that

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  4. Heather

    We had these for breakfast this morning, and they are delicious! So moist! I did cook them for four extra minutes so they’d be a bit more set (I think our oven runs cool), but they were cooked perfectly evenly. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!


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