These Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins will become your new favorite muffin recipe! There aren’t many “Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffin” recipes out there, but this concoction is a total tongue tantalizer! These muffins are fitting for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sinless snacks—they’re an all-day/all-night treat you can actually feel good about! They’re bursting with blueberries and the applesauce adds a lovely sweet flavor and an extra slap of moisture for ya! These AMAZING Paleo muffins are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, grain-free, diary-free, and clean-eating! They also only have ONE tablespoon of coconut oil!
These Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins were the very first recipe I made in 2017!🤗 I wrote the recipe on New Years Eve and made them on New Years Day! Oddly enough the recipe makes … 17! 😮Total mind blown. 🤯🤯💣💥🤯Get a load of this, even though it was raining all morning, these muffins turned out perfectly the first time around! 🙌 And the sky cleared up right after they cooled, so I could have a nice photo shoot.
That’s when I knew that 2017 was going to be one heck of a good year! 🙂
Out of all the recipes I’ve made thus far these Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins are my most popular recipe yet! Every person that has tried them has begged for the recipe; however, I only gave an exclusive one to my mom. 😈 Everyone had to wait until springtime rolled around. Don’t get me wrong, they’re a total year-round everyday muffin, but how Spring do these look? 😏
One of the main reasons why I got the idea for this Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins recipe was because of my Mom! 🙂 She makes the most delicious homemade Paleo applesauce! She makes a huge batch in the crockpot for her and my dad for them to snack on. I’m sure Prince Harry Matthew has some, too (he’s our miniature yorkie who is treated like a prince, but acts like a cat, lion, and bear morph and snores like a pig 😂). However, I’m not one of those people that will eat applesauce on its own. I think it’s good, but it’s not something I’ll reach for.
Nevertheless, if one thing’s for sure it’s that applesauce is an excellent sinless secret to use in most baked goods! It eliminates most of, or all, oil, in addition to adding natural sweetness and moisture. Sounds like a triple threat to me. 😎
So, she asked me if I wanted some and, of course, I said yes. Regardless of it not being my favorite (although hers is seriously THE BEST 😋), I would definitely eat it. I said only a little though—I hate wasting food. It actually upsets me when I have to throw anything away, so I’m kind of a spaz when it comes to buying or making food. I plan out all Michael and my meals, making sure everything will be eaten in the allotted timeframe.
Woah, I really sound like a control freak now that I’m writing this. Are you getting why Michael calls me Warden? 😂
This is just my everyday mental talk. It doesn’t sound very appealing writing it down, but I promise I’m a control freak with good intentions—and at least I admit it 😆. Plus, I’m not one to boss others around or complain—nope. ✋ It’s painful for me to ask for help, so I do everything myself. ☺️
Anyways, back to the story on these Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins!
My mom also had been voicing to me her dilemma with breakfast foods. By the end of our conversation I got the memo that she was “TIRED of eating eggs.” 😂
In that sense, I brainstormed a couple options for her that I could makeup—muffins were the first, “YES.” I got out of her.
So you can image what my brain did when I took muffins and the homemade Paleo applesauce into play—time for recipe creating with my trusty red pen and yellow notepad. When I got home, I thought Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins would be the perfect breakfast choice for my mom.
By the way, how cute are these little copper mugs?! One of them has coffee in it! Would you like a shot of coffee with your muffin anyone? ☕ My mom undoubtably bought them for me. She always gets me the cutest staging things, including that placemat! 😍 Thank you, Mom!! 😘
Well, thank god I was right about the idea of these Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins because ever since she tried one she has been making them every week for breakfast!!! How cute is that?! It makes me beyond ecstatic hearing when people like my recipes, but the fact that she loves them so much that she’s making them every week and eating them everyday overflows me with total happiness!!❤️
My mom will sometimes send me pictures of these Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins before she eats them and it makes my whole day! She makes mini ones and regular-sized ones! She also adds walnuts (she’ll add nuts to anything she can, which I can agree to! They’re a fantastic addition to these Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins! 😋)
Needless to say, my mom admitted that she’s obsessed with these Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins at this point—and thanks to her, I can tell you that they freeze wonderfully! She will make a batch and put the other half in the freezer.👍
When she takes one out of the freezer she said it takes about 40 minutes for a mini-sized one to unthaw on the counter and about 2 hours for a regular-sized one. She recommends putting them in the refrigerator overnight to thaw. I had one from the freezer and can tell you they taste just as good as they do fresh! 🤤 It’s kinda weird. 😳
Michael also has boasted to me about how they’re the best muffins in the world! So sweet. 🙂
These Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins must have hidden powers.
I’m very modest, especially when it comes to my recipes, so I won’t be a total narcissist and say they’re THE BEST MUFFINS EVER!!! But … you get my drift. 😜
These Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins have the perfect amount of sweetness and the texture is flawless—imitating a traditional, gluten-filled muffin (but, of course, much better 💁♀️)! No one would ever guess they were clean-eating or allergy-friendly!
My mom’s homemade Paleo applesauce, which she left a little chunky, totally transformed these Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins—they just wouldn’t be the same without it. 😍 However, you can surely use any applesauce you prefer (making sure it’s natural and unsweetened). Plus, I haven’t asked her if I can disclose her recipe—we will see! Furthermore, I’m telling you, the applesauce really adds wonderful moisture and makes the muffins so fluffy! I can’t believe there’s only one tablespoon of coconut oil in these! 😱
My favorite thing about these muffins is the amount of plump blueberries in them! I hate when recipes say they’re chocolate chip, blueberry, strawberry, walnut etc. whatever (pancakes, muffin, cookies etc.) and I take a bite and get like one chocolate chip. 😑 No. 😠 If these muffins were going to be Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins I wanted there to be blueberry in every bite, in addition to bits of apple from the chunky applesauce.
Mission accomplished! 👏😀👏
Obviously if we aren’t on the same mindset, which would be crazy, you can lessen the amount of blueberries.
I promise you, these Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins will go fast! Don’t be afraid to make a double batch, especially if you’re making these for your kids. They’ll engulf these and start praising you like the muffin god/goddess you will become. 🙇👑🙏🙌
The real question is, are you sure you’re ready for the amount of worship you will accumulate, and are you ready to experience a muffin so delicious? 😏
Ready or not, here we go!
Start by preheating your oven to 375°F and lining two muffin pans with 17 liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients and do the same in a separate bowl with all the wet ingredients. Pour the wet into the dry and stir until just incorporated with a wooden spoon.
Next gently fold in those fresh, plump blue balls of love and nuts if using.
Furthermore, add a scoop of batter to each muffin liner about 3/4 the way up or to the top, depending on how full you want them (I did 3/4 the way).
Tap the pans on the counter before baking to release any air bubbles. Then bake for 17-20 minutes or until the top and sides are golden and the center comes out clean when a toothpick is inserted. If making minis, bake for 12-14 minutes or until the top and sides are golden and the center comes out clean when a toothpick is inserted.
JUST GORGEOUS!! 🌟😍🌟
Please don’t forget to take a picture of these Apple Blueberry Paleo Muffins! I would love to see!! Don’t forget to tag me @sabrinassinlesssecrets and hash tagging #sabrinassinlesssecrets (#TripleS, #sinlesssunday, #becausesinlessisdelicious), guaranteeing that I won’t miss it! 😘
***UPDATE! My mom and I finally did a photoshoot of her famous applesauce and it’s now here on Triple S! Kimberly’s The Best Paleo Slow-Cooker Applesauce!
- 2 cups blanched almond flour (224g) (can sub regular almond flour, but will have more of a grainy texture)
- ¾ cup tapioca flour (90g)
- ¼ cup organic coconut flour (35g)
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¾ cup Kimberly's The Best Paleo Slow-Cooker Applesauce (can sub unsweetened, natural applesauce, but I recommend you make the applesauce ;))
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (can sub another dairy-free milk of choice)
- ½ cup pure maple syrup (can sub raw honey)
- 2 large, organic eggs, room temperature (can sub two flax or chia eggs to make vegan)
- 1 tablespoon unrefined organic coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- *2 cups fresh blueberries (I’m sure frozen would work too!) (about 300g)
- Optional: ¾ - 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, etc.) (95g-125g)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a muffin pan with liners or use silicon molds.
- Add all the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
- Add all wet ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and whisk together.
- Then, add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir with a wooden spoon until just incorporated.
- Next, fold in the blueberries and nuts, if using.
- Fill each muffin liner about ¾ the way up or to the top, depending on how full you want them (I did ¾ the way up) and tap on the counter to release any air bubbles before putting in the oven.
- Bake for 17-20 minutes for regular-sized or 12-14 for mini, or until the tops and sides are golden and a toothpick comes out clean. Let the muffins sit in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
- Enjoy all the apple blueberry deliciousness! 🙂
These will last for 5-7 days in an airtight container in the fridge or for 5 days in an airtight container on the counter.
These also store great in the freezer for up to 3 months! Just put them in a freezer plastic bag or an airtight container. When you want to unthaw, put the muffins in the fridge overnight or allow them to sit on the counter for 40 minutes for minis or about 2 hours for regular sized. 🙂