Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

Warm and inviting, these Healthy Gingerbread Muffins are bursting seasonal flavors! These cozy paleo winter muffins come together easily, are made gluten-free with almond flour, and the perfect healthy muffin recipe for a holiday brunch or as a snack!

Gluten Free Gingerbread Muffins

Nothing says December like these warm gingerbread muffins.  These grain-free muffins are so simple, moist, and delicious. They have a light and fluffy texture and a spiced gingerbread flavor. Add in some dark chocolate chips or dried cranberry to really make them festive! Serve them for brunch or for a snack. Nobody will know these muffins are gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly!

Ingredients for Healthy Gingerbread

  • Almond Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground Cloves
  • All Spice
  • Eggs
  • Unsweetened Applesauce
  • Honey or Maple Syrup
  • Vanilla

How to Measure Almond Flour

If you have an electronic kitchen scale at home, it’s best to use it here to measure almond flour. Almond flour can be tricky to measure as it can be easily compacted, even straight from the bag. The same goes for coconut flour too since it’s such an absorbent flour. Even a small measuring error with coconut flour can impact a recipe. So we’ve included the weight in grams here. Any electronic kitchen scale can switch between grams and ounces. Since grams are more precise we’re use that. If you don’t have a scale: whisk almond flour until it’s lightened up and lightly scoop the almond flour or coconut flour into the cup measurement and level it off. 

Healthy Gingerbread Muffins as Gifts

We are all about giving gifts made with love! These muffins would be great to bring as a hostess gift or to a gluten-free friend! 

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Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:20 Total Time 00:30 Yields 9


Optional Add-ins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with parchment paper liners.
  2. Whisk together almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and salt.
  3. Whisk together eggs, applesauce, sweetener and vanilla in a separate bowl. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in any optional additions.
  4. Scoop batter 3/4 of the way up the muffin well.
  5. Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

  1. This recipe was originally published in 2015, and rephotographed and the recipe updated to yield more muffins in 2019.
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