Paleo Apple Cardamom Muffins

What’s better than a warm muffin on a cold Autumn morning?! These Paleo Apple Cardamom muffins have the PERFECT amount of spice and the perfect amount of sweet apple flavor. And the pecans take it up another notch! They’d make a great addition to a special breakfast or even a Thanksgiving table!

Speaking of Thanksgiving, what healthy/Paleo-fied dishes are you excited about making? This is our first time making the entire meal, and I can’t wait to make my Sweet Potato Casserole again – that thing is BOMB and well-loved for a reason. My husband is excited about pie. ūüėČ

Holidays can be daunting for those of us who have diet restrictions or who just don’t want to go on a sugar and gluten spree. However, I’ve found that some of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes are even BETTER when recreated with healthier ingredients. There are so many ways to make food flavorful and amazing, while also aiming for nourishment. And though these muffins aren’t sugar-free and fall into the treat category, they’re still going to be easier on your body than eating muffins with a bunch of refined sugar, flour, and dairy.

Enjoy your celebrations, friends! ūüôā


Paleo Apple Cardamom Muffins
Yields 12
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Cook Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
  1. 3/4 cup organic applesauce
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  4. 1/4 cup coconut oil (or butter), melted
  5. 1/3 cup coconut flour
  6. 1/3 cup arrowroot flour
  7. 1/2 cup almond flour
  8. 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  9. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  10. 1 + 1/2 tsp cardamom
  11. 1 tsp baking soda
  12. A heaping cup chopped honeycrisp apple
  13. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Grease muffin pan or use liners (but may stick to liners a bit without greasing).
  3. Mix wet ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Stir in dry ingredients.
  5. Spoon mixture into the pan, spreading it out to make 12 muffins.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes (check with a toothpick and leave in if they need more time).
  7. Let sit for 10 minutes.
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