September 26th 2009
archived under: Grain Free, Recipes

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

cathy (1 comments)

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

Emily Chapelle (438 comments)

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

jennifer (1 comments)

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

Joyful Abode (953 comments)

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

Shanny (1 comments)

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.

Mama Kelly aka Jia (1 comments)

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

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