These Mini Apple Cinnamon Grain-Free Muffins are the perfect addition to school or work lunchboxes. Gluten-free and sugar-free muffins also make a perfect little afternoon snack with a cup of tea or coffee. They are also keto-friendly and freeze well to make meal prep during a busy week easy and delicious.
Keto Mini Apple Cinnamon Grain Free Muffins
These little muffins are so easy to bring together. All you need is:
- Almond flour
- Heavy cream
- Natural sweetener
- Ground cinnamon
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
They are the perfect addition to little lunchboxes, and freeze well so are great for prepping ahead of time and just grabbing out of the freezer in the morning when you need them.
You don't have to be keto to enjoy these little snacks. We do not eat a keto diet but find it nice to sometimes switch out grains for different kinds of flours to ensure a balanced diet.
How To Make Mini Grain Free Muffins
Couldn't be easier.
Simply add all the ingredients to a bowl.
Give everything a good stir until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Pour the batter into prepared mini muffin tin. Fill to about ¾ of the way full. I prefer to grease the tin with fractionated coconut oil as opposed to using liners.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean.
Storing Keto Mini Muffins
Store these keto mini muffins in an airtight container. I like to keep mine in the fridge.
If you can't eat them all in time then be sure to pop them in a freezer to prevent waste. Just pull them out in the morning and pop them into lunchboxes and by the time snack-time rolls around, they will be nice and defrosted.
I use this mini muffin tray and have had no problems with sticking.
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Keto Mini Apple Cinnamon Grain Free Muffins
- Mini muffin tray
- 1 cup almond flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 apple peeled and diced
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoon granulated swerve (or other sweetener of choice)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil (or coconut oil)
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 325F (160C)
- Grease a non-stick mini muffin pan or line with mini muffin liners if using
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly until everything is combined.
- Fill the muffin cups about ¾ of the way full with the muffin batter
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the muffin. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before enjoying.
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OMG YUM! I know low carb is so much better for my body and I really hold extra weight if I don’t limit my carbs strictly but I get flat and miss the creature comforts and things to have when you feel like a treat. These are soooo good!! I made a big double batch just now and have had a couple still warm from the oven with a drizzle of cream and a cup of tea. I didn’t have as much cinnamon on hand as the recipe asks for but will stock up for next time to make them even better. I already can’t wait for my chance to eat more of them tomorrow 😂
So glad you enjoyed Elke! I am with you, I know I need to limit carbs as I get older but I am a carb girl through and through, so am always looking for alternatives so I can still enjoy those comfort foods!
Followed the recipe exactly. It is very eggy. Four eggs is a lot to put into a recipe like this. Not sweet at all either.
Hi Jay, thanks for weighing in. I find 4 eggs are definitely needed here, otherwise, the muffins came out way too dry. If you are used to sweeter foods, you might want to try adding some more granulated swerve, or another sweetener of choice.
my muffin turned out to be eggy taste, followed the recipe but it turned out eggy :-(.
Hi MJ, so sorry they didn't work out for you. I have not had that problem, the only thing I can think of is the size of your eggs...did they happen to be extra large?
Do you think this recipe would bake well in a normal size muffin tin? I'm sure I'ed have to add some time... maybe 5-10 minutes?
Yes it would work fine, just add 5-10 minutes as you said 🙂
Diana Davis says
Just made these for the first time tonight. And I can honestly say, One of the BEST keto muffins I have tried!! These are sooooo delicious and easy to make. Definitely going to make these over and over again. Thank you for making my Keto journey better!!
Oh yay, so glad you loved them!
Forgot the cream and used raw sugar. Waiting to see how they turn out ☺
Oops 🙂 Hope they still work out for you!
I forgot to add the olive oil and they turned out fine!! Not too sweet which is great.
Yay, glad it still worked for you without the olive oil, nothing worse than getting to the end of making something and realising you stuffed up!
With a nut free kid in the house, do you think I could substitute coconut flour for the almond flour?
Hi Christie, you could but it wouldn't work on a 1:1 swap, coconut flour absorbs a lot more liquid so you would need to play around and use less. Let me know how you go if you try it out!
Jamie Yonash says
My husband and I are starting keto and these sound delicious and easy to make! Thanks for the step by step photos.
No worries, anything to make life easier 🙂
These muffins were so delicious! I wanted them to last a few days, but we couldn't stop eating them! We will definitely be making these again - and soon!
Oh yay, so glad to hear Jenni! They never last long in our house either 🙂
These are amazing! I love that you're able to satisfy a carby muffin craving without all the guilt!
Right!!! I am the queen of carbs and they still satisfy me 🙂
I've been experimenting with this sort of healthy mini muffin recipe for a while (picky 2-year-old!), and this one really made the grade!
Thank you so much - I'll be making this again and again!
Gotta satisfy those two-year-olds, they are the worst!! Speaking from someone on child number 3...my first two were angels compared to this picky two-year-old!!
My oh my do I smell fall coming!! These are delicious, love the flavors!
It is close on that side of the world! On it's way out over here in Aus, although I'm not sure I am ready for the heat of summer?!?