Healthy Cherry Macadamia Muffin Recipe

This is a great healthy muffin recipe which is gluten-free and grain-free. These cherry muffins are lightly sweetened with a bit of honey and vanilla yogurt makes them incredibly moist. Since they’re made with almond flour, they’re much more filling and satisfying than conventional wheat flour muffins, so these make a great on-the-go breakfast that will hold you over until lunch time.

This recipe was inspired by Organic Thrifty’s grain-free muffins, which in turn was inspired by a recipe in a grain-free cookbook. I suppose we home cooks always like to tweak things to leave our signature on a dish.

Grain-free Cherry Macadamia Muffins

First, preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare your muffin tins or foil wrappers by lightly oiling them. I love the foil things because they just sit on top of a regular cookie sheet – much easier to clean.

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl:

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour (almond meal is the same thing). If you don’t have any you can use a food processor or coffee grinder to make some really quickly.
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt (make sure you get a good kind, not one with HFCS or gross ingredients in it)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp honey

Then fold in:

  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted

Bake for 30-40 minutes. Cool, and enjoy.

Grain-free Cherry Macadamia Muffins

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  1. cathy
    Feb 07, 2014 @ 21:10:18

    Wondering if heavy whipping cream could be subbed for the yogurt?


    • Emily Chapelle
      Feb 08, 2014 @ 23:20:59

      Might be too runny… I’d try full-fat sour cream before I went for whipping cream.


  2. jennifer
    May 30, 2011 @ 20:27:43

    Looks delicious….Could I sub coconut milk for yogurt?


    • Joyful Abode
      May 30, 2011 @ 21:18:06

      I haven’t done that but you could try. Won’t know till you try it! Let me know.


  3. Shanny
    Apr 15, 2011 @ 00:30:07

    the muffins…I’m thinking to add dried cranberries and white chocolate to the mix instead since that’s what I have in the house right now.


  4. Mama Kelly aka Jia
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 21:09:36

    these sound so good … going by the ingredients they look like theyd be really moist and delicious


  5. Food! I miss you! | Joyful Abode
    Jan 07, 2010 @ 20:54:21

    […] I wanted to tell you that I dug up an older recipe (not super old) and made it today. The muffins made with almond flour and yogurt and stuff. But in place of cherries I used strawberries and raspberries. And they aren’t making me sick! […]


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