Grain-free apple-cranberry muffins

Gina Matsoukas

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Moist and full of apples and real cranberries, these grain-free muffins are a healthy start to the day or snack.

Grain free apple cranberry muffins

Apples and cranberries are one of my favorite fall combinations. I know everyone is always stuck on pumpkin but there's something even better about the tart cranberry taste combined with a crisp and sweet apple that beats out pumpkin any day in my book. These muffins combine both flavors in a grain-free treat you can have for breakfast or as a snack. They're a protein-packed bite from the nut flours and a healthy way to enjoy the seasonal flavors.

Grain-free apple-cranberry muffins recipe

Yields 12


  • 1-1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup grated apple
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the flours, baking soda and salt in medium bowl and mix together. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl.
  4. Add the vanilla, honey, coconut oil and apple cider and whisk again until incorporated.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir a few times until roughly incorporated.
  6. Add the apples and cranberries and fold into the batter.
  7. Grease a muffin tin with baking spray and spoon the batter into the tins about 3/4 full.
  8. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and muffins are starting to brown around edges.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

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Gina Matsoukas
Gina is the author of the food blog, Running to the Kitchen where she shares healthy, whole food recipes in a fun, approachable way. She works full time as a consultant in higher education. When not in the kitchen, she enjoys CrossFit, running and anything outdoors with her husband and weimaraner, Ginger.

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