Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

…without peanut butter.  Obviously.  Fair warning: I think these are great when made with sunflower seed butter, but they’ll be green.  No joke.  Chemistry wins again.  So I just used chunky almond butter.


I used my Roasted Strawberry Jam in these but any Paleo-friendly (or not…I won’t tell) jelly or jam is fine!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
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Serves: 12
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 c applesauce
  • 1/2 c almond butter (or any nut butter…or coconut butter for nut free)
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • About 1/2 c or so of jelly or jam
  1. Combine all your dry ingredients.
  2. Beat the eggs with the cashew butter and vanilla. Stir in the applesauce.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine.
  4. Spoon into your lined cupcake tins to about 1/2 full.
  5. use a spoon to make a little well in the batter and place a teaspoon or two of jelly inside. Top with a little more batter, ensuring that no jelly peeks out.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until the muffins are lightly browned on top.
  7. Makes 1 dozen muffins.


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19 thoughts on “Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

  1. Kati

    Can’t wait to make these this week!! Yummo. Always looking for ways to get almond butter in things and not by itself…have some strawberry jam that will be delish!

  2. Shawn

    Calls for honey in instructions but not in ingredient list. How much? Making now and can’t wait to try!!!

  3. wsg2000

    It says beat the eggs and egg whites….are there supposed to be a different amount of egg whites from the yolks? Or is it just beat the 6 eggs first?

    1. tgipaleo Post author

      No worries…I’m just an idiot. I fixed the instructions…since a lot of my muffin recipes do have egg whites I’m sort of on autopilot!

  4. torie

    Just made these! Fantastic!

    Thank you so much for the recipe. Now I have to figure out how to NOT eat them all at once. :)

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  6. Torrey

    I’m a bit confused, but I really want to make these! The instructions don’t mention anything about the applesauce listed in the ingredients…is it needed?

    Thanks so much!


    Yum! My two year old and I made these today. Next time I will put in closer to two teaspoons of jam because the jam was (obviously) the best part and I used less than a teaspoon in each. I didn’t use honey, but I don’t think you need any unless you don’t add enough jam.

  8. Monica

    Can someone explain the color with the sunflower seed butter? I made some sunflower butter/ banana muffins and I was shocked with the color they turned!

    1. tgipaleo Post author

      it’s a chemical reaction with the baking soda. The taste will be great though!

    1. tgipaleo Post author

      Not exclusively…coconut flour absorbs a lot more liquid and gives a much different texture…

  9. Jade

    These look so good! Would grinding up old-fashioned oats work as a substitute for coconut flour? Also, what is the calorie count for one muffin? ThanQ in advance :)


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