These cinnamon muffins are divine! Right now several individuals in our family have to stay away from dairy and I try to limit our entire families sugar intake. That can make, baking treats a bit tricky. But everyone in the family is happy when I make these!
Sweetening the muffin was easy to do. They turn out superb using xylitol and stevia. I used some honey in the topping – you can omit the topping if you have to be more careful with your sugar intake. There is only 1/2 cup of honey in the whole batch. So it’s not bad for a very occasional treat, and my kids love these things!
They make a fantastic substitute for sugar-filled donuts or traditional muffins. Or you could even make them as a dessert when company is over (they’ll never know you’re feeding them something healthy!)
Cinnamon Muffins: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free
- 6 farm fresh eggs
- 1 can full fat sugar free coconut milk
- 3/4 c. xylitol
- 1/4 t. pure stevia extract
- 1 T. vanilla
- 6 cups of almond flour
- scant teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 t. baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 315 degrees and place paper liners in 25 muffin tins (it may make a few more depending on how you divide the batter).
- Beat the eggs, coconut milk, xylitol, stevia, and vanilla together.
- Stir in the almond flour, salt, and baking soda until the batter is well combined.
- In a separate bowl stir all of the streusel ingredients together.
- To each muffin cup, add a spoonful of batter, a drizzle of streusel, followed by another spoonful of batter and drizzle of streusel. Each muffin tin should be approximately filled 1/3 full.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool for at least 5 minutes in the pan prior to serving.
- Try not to eat all of the muffins at once! These freeze really well. I have made super huge batches and stuck a bunch in the freezer to pull out as a treat for the boys.