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Paleo Coffee Cake Muffins

Paleo Coffee Cake Muffins


Lisa @ Onceamonthmeals.com


  • 0.5 cups coconut flour
  • 0.25 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon #1
  • 0.5 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 0.25 teaspoons sea salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 0.5 cups applesauce
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 0.5 Tablespoons cinnamon #2
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons shredded coconut #1
  • 1 Tablespoons shredded coconut #2


In a large bowl, combine coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon #1, nutmeg and sea salt. In a small bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, and vanilla. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Divide batter between lined muffin tins. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon #2, maple syrup, and coconut #1. Divide evenly over muffins. Using a toothpick, make a swirl pattern into the muffins. Sprinkle coconut #2 evenly over muffins. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.  

Freezing Directions:

Prepare muffins per above directions. Flash freeze after baking. Divide between gallon freezer bags, label and freeze. TO SERVE: Thaw. Serve at room temperature.

Servings:  12

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

11 Responses to “Paleo Coffee Cake Muffins”

  1. Jordan Graham says:

    Can I substitute banana for the applesauce?

  2. Leigh Saunders says:

    I made these this morning and they were really dry. Any suggestions on making them moist? They smelled delicious cooking but a disappointment when I tasted them.

    • Lisa says:

      Leigh – These are a coffee cake style muffin, so are meant to be a little less moist than your traditional muffins, however if they still seem to dry, I would add a few tablespoons more of applesauce to the batter.

  3. Nina says:

    Is there anything I can substitute for the coconut? I like the coconut flour but not coconut itself. Any ideas??? Help! I really wanna make these! :)


  4. Candace says:

    What are coconut #1 and coconut #2? I see the same thing with the cinnamon. Does this mean they are just divided to be mixed into the recipe at different times?

    • Lisa says:

      Candace – coconut and cinnamon are used two times in the recipe. To avoid confusion, we label them in the ingredients as #1 and #2 and then list them in the instructions as the same.

  5. Heather says:

    I read that these were dry before making them, so I added additional applesauce as suggested. Can’t say it worked :( These were too dry to even eat. Drier than coffee cake should be. If I were to make a suggestion, I would add some coconut oil to the recipe to add moisture?

  6. Carol says:

    I am going to try these today. But I am going to add cooked quina to pump up the protin and see if it will add some moisture.

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