September 17, 2016

Low Carb Apple Cinnamon Muffins

I’ve really been craving some cinnamon raisin bread with butter, lately. I remembered this basic recipe and adapted it to be cinnamon raison-y. Joe likes to cut his in half (takes the top off) and grill it in some butter on the stove-top. I have to admit, this was a genius move. It’s absolutely delicious and makes a satisfying snack, breakfast or dessert.

These muffins are a great way to incorporate eggs, if you you either don’t like eggs or just need a change up!  The ingredients are mostly eggs, applesauce and coconut or almond four, which make for a pretty balanced nutrient profile (adequate fats, carbs and protein). The added sugar content is minimal and can actually be totally omitted with tasty results, still. Natural sweetness comes from the raisins, applesauce and coconut flour. These Low Carb Apple Cinnamon Muffins are super moist, so I recommend keeping them in the fridge or saving some in the freezer for later.

TIP- I buy the 6 packs of single serve applesauce to keep on hand in the pantry, because I never end up needing a whole jar before it goes bad.

Low Carb Apple Cinnamon Muffins


  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup coconut flour or almond flour
  • 1  Tbs cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup nuts or seeds of your choice (I like pumpkin seeds and walnuts)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Grease muffin tins or use muffin papers
  3. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and then add the applesauce, vanilla, maple syrup (if using) and melted coconut oil. Whisk again to combine
  4. In another bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, and baking soda
  5. Mix the wet and dry together
  6. Add the raisins and nuts/seeds
  7. Let batter stand 5 mins
  8. Scoop batter with 1/3 cup measuring cup, into muffin tins
  9. Bake 20-30minutes, until golden brown on top
  10. Remove from muffin tins, as soon as you’re able. They will collect moisture on the bottoms

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  1. Jean April 18, 2019 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Do you know what the net carb, protein and fat count is per muffin. Thanks.

    • Marit Harney May 29, 2019 at 2:48 pm - Reply

      Hi Jean, I don’t know what it is, but you could easily calculate it by just adding up all the major ingredients (applesauce, oil, flour, eggs, sweetener) and dividing by the number of muffins you make.

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