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Gluten Free Apple Muffins Recipe

These gluten free apple muffins are perfect for the week’s meal prep. I like to make them on a Sunday for easy grab and go snacks for the road or an easy recess snack for the kids.

Made with reduced sugar, they’re a healthier option that doesn’t go overboard with “healthy ingredients” that are the perfect segway for healthier eating for kids.

gluten free apple muffins recipe

Gluten Free Apple Muffins

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I try my best to make as many gluten free options as possible here on Randa Nutrition. I know many of you are gluten intolerant or have celiac. I myself have a sensitivity to gluten (it sets off my chronic hives).

I’m often asked about gluten-free flours. I personally like Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Blend but another fantastic option is oat flour.

Oat flour is made by blending oats into a powder. That’s it, it’s so easy.

You can buy it, but it’s cheaper (and only takes seconds) to make it yourself.

apple muffins with a cinnamon sugar glaze

Healthy Recipes using Oat Flour

I have made quite a few oat flour recipes here on the blog. You can check them out here:

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Refined Sugar Free Options

You can swap the brown sugar with coconut sugar if you would like to make these apple muffins refined sugar-free.

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You could substitute the brown sugar for maple syrup as well, but I prefer to substitute dry ingredients with other dry ingredients.

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How to make apple muffins

This recipe works best if you use a stand mixer, or hand mixer, as it requires you to cream the butter and sugar together. You can totally do this by hand, but it will be a bit of a workout.

gluten free muffins recipe with glaze

21 Day Fix Treat Swap

By popular request, I am slowly adding container counts for those of you following the Ultimate Portion Fix. This way you can see if it works for your plan for Beachbody programs like 21 Day Fix, LIIFT4, 80 Day Obsession, and 10 Rounds.

1 muffin equals 1 yellow treat swap.

Tip: Before baking, rest the batter over night. This results in a softer muffin that tastes like the ones the sell at fancy bakeries. It definitely not necessary but if you have the extra time in your hands, definitely do it!

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PS: This recipe uses oat flour, but here is a quick guide to alternative flours to see what will work for you.

healthy gluten free apple muffins stacked on each other
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Gluten Free Apple Muffins

These moist, soft, and delicious gluten free apple muffins are perfect for the week's meal prep. I like to make them on a Sunday for easy grab and go snacks for the road or an easy recess snack for the kids.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apples, gluten free, muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 249kcal



  • ½ Cup butter
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • ½ Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • ¾ Cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ Cup milk cows, almond, cashew, etc
  • 2 Cups oat flour
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 2 apples shredded
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon

Apple Muffin Glaze

  • 2 tbsps milk
  • 2 tbsps confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with muffin liners and set aside.
  • In a bowl whip up butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat until incorporated.
  • Mix in Greek yogurt, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
  • Incorporate oat flour and baking powder and mix until the batter is shiny.
  • Fold in the shredded apple.
  • Divide the batter between the muffin liners and take to the oven.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until done.

Optional Glaze

  • Combine the glaze ingredients and drizzle over the muffins once they pop out of the oven.


Container Counts
1 muffin equals 1 yellow treat swap.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
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