The only way to celebrate the beginning of the fall season is to fill your house with the scent of delicious baked cinnamon goodies. These paleo cinnamon apple pie muffins really hit that fall baking spot in your heart, without refined sugars or flours. Gluten-free, paleo and absolutely delicious.
We have quite a few local orchards in our area; so we have been able to sample quite a few new apple varieties this year!
These apples are a variety that I have never tried: Sweet Sixteen. They are AWESOME! The description of the flavor totally sold me: “Crisp and juicy with an exotic yellow flesh and a very sweet, unusual sugar cane or spicy cherry candy flavor.”
I grabbed a bag on a whim when we visited Center Creek Orchard.
I knew I wanted to make apple muffins, and I love how these turned out! They are super moist and not overly sweet. In fact, if you are used to low or no sugar in your diet, you could reduce the amount of maple syrup. If you like to live on the sweeter side, you can add a bit more.
I did try these with honey instead of maple syrup. I much prefer the maple syrup version. The honey flavor overpowers the cinnamon and apple flavors.
You can freeze these for an easy breakfast or snack. Just thaw them at room temperature for a few hours first. You can also pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds. I leave them in the parchment wrapper to prevent the muffins from sticking together in the freezer.
Paleo Cinnamon Apple Pie Muffins
Paleo Cinnamon Apple Pie Muffins that are gluten-free, paleo, and refined sugar free.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a muffin tin with unbleached parchment cups.
- Bake until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven.