Gluten-Free Apple-Spice Muffins


Applesauce is a wonderful "secret ingredient" for gluten-free baked goods. You can use store-bought sauce or make your own by pureeing chopped apples with a little bit of water and a squeeze of lime or lemon juice. Slideshow:  Breakfast Muffin Recipes 

Gluten-Free Apple-Spice Muffins
Photo: © Emily Farris
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 cups almond flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce

  • 4 tablespoons melted butter

  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º. In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly combine all of the ingredients. Pour the batter equally into a paper-lined muffin tin. They should be approximately three-fourths full.

  2. Bake for 15 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Remove from the oven and let cool for five minutes, before removing the muffins from the pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.

Make Ahead

The cooled muffins stored in an airtight container for 2 days at room temperature or frozen for up to 2 months.

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