For Christmas, my grandmother gave me a cookbook of all the favorite family recipes. When I found this one in there, I was so excited to try it. I was just diagnosed with celiac disease (meaning I can't have gluten) about a month ago, and since then I've been on the hunt for gluten free versions of my favorites. These are a winner! 

Paleo Blueberry Muffins

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:45 mins
  • Total Time:55 mins
  • Servings:16
  • Easy


  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 coconut milk or any nut milk
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat your muffin tins with a non-stick spray (I used PAM). Also, organize all your delicious paleo ingredients to ensure you have everything.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine almond flour, walnuts, ground flaxseeds, cinnamon, baking powder and salt and stir thoroughly until combined.

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  • Step 3

    Combine eggs, applesauce, oil, and coconut milk in a large measuring cup. After combining these ingredients together, make a well in the dry ingredients and slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry.

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  • Step 4

    Once the wet and dry ingredients are fully combined, you can begin to gently fold in the blueberries.

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  • Step 5

    Spoon the mixture into the greased muffin tins. The consistency of the batter will be a lot thicker than your typical muffin batter, but this is to be expected. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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  • Step 6

    Allow to cool at least 20 minutes before removing from muffin tins. The consistency of the muffins resembles more of a scone and is a lot more dense than a normal muffin -- but DELICIOUS! I added a pat of butter to mine when they were hot and it was perfect.