In this post: Perfect for a quick breakfast or a light snack, these apple cinnamon muffins are gluten-free.

These apple cinnamon muffins are gluten-free. They’re also free of nuts and dairy (if you use milk and butter substitutes), so pretty much anyone can enjoy them.

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Gluten Free)

Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Gluten Free)

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Perfect for a quick breakfast or a light snack, these apple cinnamon muffins are gluten, diary and nut free.


  • 1 large apple, grated
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg, optional
  • 2 1/2 cups white rice flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup butter substitute of choice, melted
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
  2. Line muffin tins with paper muffin cups.
  3. Combine grated apples with lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl. Stir to coat. Set aside.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, brown and white sugars in a large bowl. Mix well.
  5. Beat eggs with milk and melted butter.
  6. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and combine until blended.
  7. Stir in apple mixture.
  8. Optional: Add apple sauce if mixture seems too dry or too sticky.
  9. Spoon muffin mixture into prepared muffin tins.
  10. Bake in pre-heated oven for 25-35 minutes, removing when browned or a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  11. Let cool for 5 minutes on racks.

Serve warm or freeze for later.

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Serve warm with butter or let cool completely and freeze for later.

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