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Apple Cheese Danish Muffins | Gluten-Free Muffins

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These Gluten Free Apple Cheese Danish Muffins will fill your bellies with healthy ingredients rather than bad ones and are great for on the go! These gluten-free muffins are fluffy, fruity, creamy, and cinnamony and will easily become your new favorite grain-free breakfast (or snack)! 

Apple Cheese Danish Muffins | Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free Muffin

Who doesn’t love a gooey cheese danish?

And why is it the things we adore also end up being the worst for us?

Considering I’ve put on about 40lbs since my surgery, I really can’t be eatin’ real cheese danishes, y’all. I’ve had to figure out ways to heathify all the things I love most instead.

So, I made us a healthy, grain-free muffin that’s made with crisp, sweet apples and has all the flavor of our favorite cheese danishes without any guilt.

Apple Cheese Danish Muffins | Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free MuffinI’ve been trying really hard to lose weight, and I haven’t found anything that works yet. My hormones are so out of whack it may be impossible for me to lose the weight I really want to lose. In fact, my nutritionist actually told me the only thing that really works for people in my condition is gastric sleeve surgery.

WTF. I’m not ready to consider another surgery at this point so I’m praying I can find another way.

I’ve been eating a low carb/high fat diet which has helped me lose a little weight, but the biggest change I’ve noticed is I’ve stopped gaining weight! That’s a big deal. See ya later, carbs!

So these apple cheese danish muffins.

Apple Cheese Danish Muffins | Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free Muffin

Apple Cheese Danish Muffins

I made these muffins using the recipe for my grain-free double berry crumb muffins with just a few tweaks.

Sugar is not on my diet so I removed the honey and opted for granulated stevia instead (I use this). I also didn’t have full-fat, canned coconut milk on hand so I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk instead and subbed in melted butter for the fat. Any milk (cow, goat, soy, cashew, etc) and any liquified fat (coconut oil, ghee, grapeseed oil, etc.) will do.

Just make sure all of your baking ingredients are at room temp before you start cooking. It’ll keep the batter nice and smooth.

Apple Cheese Danish Muffins | Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free Muffin

Another great thing about these muffins?

They’re great for on the go and they’re wonderfully freezable!

My son, yes I’m talking about my 4 year old here, refuses to get out of bed in the morning for school. We literally have to drag him out of bed and dress him so he can get his teeth brushed and shoes on ASAP. We literally get him out the door in the nick of time every.single.dang.day.

It’s ridiculous (because he’s just like his mama) and breakfast for him usually consists of something on the go. To freeze: Allow muffins to cool completely, wrap each in saran wrap individually and put in an air tight container and freeze overnight. When ready to eat pop them out of the saran wrap, microwave for 30-45 and throw to your son as he’s running out the door.

Apple Cheese Danish Muffins

These Gluten Free Apple Cheese Danish Muffins will fill your bellies with healthy ingredients rather than bad ones when you get a hankerin' for cheese danishes from your local bakery. These gluten-free muffins are fluffy, fruity, creamy, and cinnamony and will easily become your new favorite grain-free breakfast (or snack)! 

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Author Amber

Ingredients

For the Cream Cheese filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese (1 block) softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-2 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients and stir until well combined. Set aside.

For the Apple Cheese Danish Muffins:

  • 2 cups shredded apple finely grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed if possible
  • 4 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2-4 tbsp granulated sugar of choice 2 if using stevia baking blend, 4 for everything else
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 5 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin with paper or silicone liners.  In a small bowl, combine the shredded apple w/ the lemon juice and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together almond & coconut flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, butter and vanilla. 

  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until well blended and all flour is incorporated then gently stir in shredded apple until evenly distributed. 

  4. Using a large ice cream or cookie scoop, spoon the batter into the prepared tin. Using your thumb, press down into the middle of each muffin and spoon in one heaping tablespoon of cream cheese mixture. Bake for 30-35 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean and cream cheese mixture is set. 

  5. Allow muffins to cool for 5 mins before removing to a cooling tray. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or wrap individually and freeze.

Apple Cheese Danish Muffins | Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free Muffin

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  • Baxter
    May 17, 2018

    Oh my my it looks delicious and I love that colour!