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Cranberry Apple Muffins

This is a variation on the Paleo Apple Muffin recipe. There are just a few changes in ingredients and they taste very different. As with the Apple Muffins, you can adjust the ingredients to make them lower carb if that’s what you’re after. Cut the craisins (dried cranberries) in half, reduce the amount of honey and/or use stevia as the sweetener.

I always make large batches and freeze half.

Prep time: 25-30 minutes

Baking time: 30-35 minutes

Makes about 36 muffins


  • 12 pasture raised eggs

  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 t salt

  • 2 t vanilla extract

  • 1 t almond extract

  • 4-5 T organic honey

  • 1 C coconut flour

  • ½ - ¾ C melted coconut oil

  • 2-3 medium zucchini, shredded

  • 2 medium carrots, shredded

  • ½ apple, shredded

  • 1 ½ apples, cubed

  • 2 C craisins

  • 1 C walnut or pecan pieces

  • 1 C shredded coconut




  • Warm oven to 350 degrees

  • Put eggs, baking soda, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, almond extract and honey in a large mixing bowl. Blend until smooth.

  • Add coconut flour and blend until smooth.

  • Slowly add melted coconut oil while mixing.

  • Add shredded zucchini, shredded carrots and shredded apple and blend.

  • Add apple cubes, craisins and nuts and blend.


  • Fill cups of non-stick muffin pans (preferably silicone muffin pans) about ¾ full with batter.

  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the tops of muffins are dry to touch and golden.

  • After removing from oven, wait about 5-10 minutes, remove the muffins from the pans and put them on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes.

  • Eat ‘em up!


A note on the dried cranberries (craisins). Most of the packaged craisins are soaked in vegetable oil so check the label. The only commercial brand that I’ve found that has no vegetable oil added is Ocean Spray Original. They do have sugar added though :-(  But I’ll take a little sugar over vegetable oil any day.


I did find these dried cranberries on Amazon that have absolutely nothing added and I’m going to give them a try.