Flourless Almond Apple Muffins

{Healthy + Flourless} Almond Apple Muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 8 -9
Author Chelsea


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup almond butter don't substitute peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon oat flour old fashioned oats that have been blended
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped tart apple
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon more if desired
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped pecans optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8-9 cavities with nonstick spray and fill the other ones halfway up with water (ensures even baking).
  2. Do not use muffin liners.
  3. Beat together the applesauce, almond butter, honey, vanilla extract, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Beat in the egg.
  4. Beat in the salt, baking soda, baking powder, and oat flour.
  5. To make oat flour, take oats and pulse them in a blender or food processor until they are in a flour like consistency. Make sure to measure the oat flour AFTER blending and not before or the amounts will be off.
  6. Beat just until combined.
  7. Stir in the old-fashioned oats.
  8. Remove the peel and core of an apple and finely chop the apple into small pieces. Mix with the lemon juice and then add the apples to the mixture along with 2 tablespoons of chopped pecans.
  9. Using a cookie scoop, scoop two full scoops of the dough into each muffin cavity. If you want larger muffins only fill 8 of the cavities. If you'd rather have more muffins fill up 9. Evenly disperse the last tablespoon (or two) of pecans among the muffins.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes.
  11. I find that slightly under-baking these muffins makes them taste more moist and light. If you don't like that though, bake them a little longer, just watch them carefully so they don't burn.

Recipe Notes

*If you want your muffins sweeter, increase brown sugar by 1-2 tablespoons. **Make sure oats are certified gluten-free to have a gluten-free muffin.