I’ve made these Paleo cinnamon muffins more times than I’d like to admit this month. I love this grain-free cinnamon muffin recipe because it’s so easy, only take 25 minutes and is squeaky clean. Compared to your other options, anyway! And when they’re warm right when they come out of the oven.. You’re going to see why they’ve been on my favorites lists lately.
Ever since I made blueberry muffins a few weeks ago, I’ve been on a bit of a muffin bender. These Paleo cinnamon muffins are my current fave. The reason I’ve been making muffins way more consistently than I ever have before isn’t really even for me. But instead for my beer and burger loving boyfriend.
I discovered after making the first batch of Paleo muffins that when they’re around, he’ll opt for them instead of less than ideal breakfasts or snacks. So, yeah. If all it takes is me making some quick Paleo cinnamon muffins in all of a half hour to keep him from choosing McDonald’s breakfast burritos, I’m going to do it.
It’s also really fun and easy to play around with different flavor combinations. Which is something that always makes me laugh a little when I say. Back before this blog, and then before that, when I was 300 pounds I didn’t even know how to turn on an oven. Unless of course it was to cook my pizza rolls.
Finding Paleo and Whole30 has done so much for me beyond physical health. I’ve found so many new things I love, like cooking! Baking not so much, but I’m learning. And enjoying it, which is the important part!
So back to the Paleo cinnamon muffins. If you’ve got the standard Paleo or grain-free pantry items, you’re going to be set to go with this recipe. It’s got your basics that are pretty common to a Paleo kitchen. However, if you’re new to Paleo, no worries! This stuff is easy to source nowadays!
The main pantry items you’ll need are almond flour, ghee, baking flour and coconut sugar. The other ingredients, like eggs, you’ll already have! Most of these are available at normal grocery stores, or you can get them discounted from Thrive Market. If you’re wondering where to find a good Paleo almond milk, check out this almond milk guide!
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Paleo Cinnamon Muffins: Grain-Free & 25 Minutes
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 12 muffins 1x
For the Muffins:
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups Cassava flour or almond flour
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup melted ghee
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Topping:
- Crumb Topping:
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup ghee (unmelted)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350°
- Combine flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt (dry ingredients) together in a bowl first and set aside
- Combine eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, melted ghee and vanilla extract (wet ingredients) in a separate bowl
- Once wet ingredients are mixed well, add the dry mixture and stir to combine well, without over mixing
- Fill muffin tin 3/4ths of the way full. Place in the oven and bake for 2-25 minutes
- In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the topping
- Use your fingers to combine and make “crumbly”
- Once the muffins are done, let cool so they’re a bit warm, but not hot. Add the crumb topping over the muffin mix
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Reader Reviews & Comments
Made theese with vegan butter , and instead of eggs used flax seeds. And it turned out perfect.
One thing , the crumble- even when I wasn’t vegan I put it in muffins before I put it all into oven. It tastes absolutely amazing. I personally prefer that more then the crumble ontop.
So this comment is for fellow vegans .
Great recipe yummiezzz
These are so good!!! We made cheese grits and bacon last night and had these instead of pancakes. HOLY COW!!!! We didn’t even make the crumble for the top this time because we were in a hurry, but definitely will next time! This is going to the top of my favorite Paleo recipe list.
I’m so glad to hear this!! Thank you so much!
These are the best muffins EVER!!!!! I make them without the streusel topping. My daughter who is a picky eater devours these. And whenever the kids want cupcakes I actually make these and add frosting on top.
I’m SO glad to hear this!! Thank you so much!!
Eva Dorsey says
Scrumptious I only used Coconut Oil instead of Ghee and it came out absolutely delicious.
Would unsweetened applesauce work, in place of the ghee in the muffin batter..?
It probably would. I personally haven’t tried it, so I can’t say for sure though.
Brianna Cuiffo says
Can you make these without the crumb?
Yeah, it’s just a topping, the muffins would be fine without it! I’d just skip those last steps then 🙂
Oh my goodness!!! These are AMAZING!!! I added some diced apple to mine and they are fabulous!! I can’t keep my non-Paleo family members out of my stash! HAHA!
Oh the apple sounds like SUCH a great addition!! Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know! <3 - B
Hi Bailey! Just wanted to give feedback on the “cassava or almond flour” option. I’ve made these a gazillion times with the almond and they are fantastic muffins! However, this morning, due to someone with a nut allergy being here, I made them with the Cassava flour. I’m sad to report they were a colossal disaster – like so so so bad that I threw them out entirely. So for those wondering, do NOT make them with Cassava – it is NOT a 1:1 substitute with the almond flour in this recipe – sorry!
Hi there! Just made these muffins, and they taste really good, but the ghee in the topping melted, so the topping kind of flattened out and the inside of the muffins got soggy with ghee. Any suggestions for next time? Thanks!
Hey there! I’d wait until the muffins were cooled before putting it on, and/or put the topping or ghee in the fridge a few minutes to harden it if your ghee is too soft before making the topping or putting it onto the muffins 🙂
I have coconut flour on hand..would this be doable and how would I measure that? Thanks 🙂
Hi there! I’m not sure on the coconut flour. Some people say it’s a 1:1 swap and other’s say paleo baking is too precise to say. I’m in the second camp, and I haven’t tested it with that but I’d also think it *should be* fine. The way I’d test it is just checking on it often to make sure it doesn’t over cook or add time if they’re still under cooked 🙂
These are hands down some of the best muffins I’ve ever made! My kids L-O-V-E them, and I love knowing that they are eating real food while eating them 🙂
Ahhh! That’s so great to hear! Thank you, Jessica :))
These were amazing, thanks for sharing the recipe
Thanks, Andy! Glad you enjoyed them!!
Cricket Brown says
I plan to make these tomorrow. The topping ingredients list says “1/4 cup tablespoons ghee (unmelted).” Since it’s 1/4 you mean a cup not teaspoon, correct?
Hi there! Yes you are correct! I’m so sorry about that – I just fixed it 🙂 Thank you for catching that and asking!!
Hey! I’m just starting my paleo journey! I did whole30 and I’m now eating paleo.. did you count calories or anything? I’m finding it difficult to lose weight still? I started running and I’m eating completely different than I ever have! Please help!
Hey there! I didn’t count calories or track anything. I just focused on eating real, whole foods. Give yourself and your body some time to adjust to your new eating and work out routine! And yes, weight loss IS difficult! Our bodies don’t always do what we want them to, when we want them to but just know you are doing EVERYTHING you need to be to be healthy. Check out this post: http://www.paleobailey.com/7-signs-youre-on-the-right-track/