Apple Mug Muffin in 2 Minutes

So I have gotten a few requests for some quick desserts and specifically some mug desserts.  I know I am going to have some people that don’t want to make this in a microwave, so I added the instructions for how to do it in an oven as well.  Please save your flack for me cooking in a microwave and just skip this recipe if it doesn’t interest you.  Now you can classify this as a dessert, or a quick grab and go breakfast as well.  Depends on your views with how you eat.  I would eat it for either and love it both ways.  I have a confession to make too, I made this the same day that I made the AMAZING Paleo waffles so I overindulged a bit.  It’s not my fault though, I have to continually taste test to ensure I get the recipe perfect for you every time.  Man it’s hard to lie to myself but I am back on clean eating street now.

Apple Mug muffin

It’s just before 11 pm and I should be in bed.  Problem is I made the mistake of turning on Master Chef when I was supposed to be working.  This whole being your own boss thing is harder than I thought.  Guess I will pay for it now though, and I won’t be paying myself overtime since I was the lazy one.  The work will get finished and I will probably not learn my lesson so I might be ranting about the same thing sometime in the future.  Thank god you all love me and don’t mind my directionless writing.  Well as it nears my bedtime, I am going to wrap this up so I can hit post.  I hope you love this recipe and many more.  Oh yea, if you want to get a sneak peek of recipes to come and a picture story of life, make sure you follow me on Instagram so you can yell at me to post recipes sooner instead of teasing you.  If you didn’t know, you can follow me on your computer, no smart phones needed anymore.

Apple Mug muffin

4.7 from 46 reviews
Apple Mug Muffin
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Serves: 1
Streusel Topping
Muffin (Microwave)
  1. Melt the butter in a microwave safe mug on lower power.
  2. Whisk in the applesauce, egg, vanilla and maple syrup until well combined
  3. Add almond meal, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt and stir for about 30 seconds.
  4. Add streusel topping (optional) and microwave for 1 minute, 10 seconds
  5. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
Muffin (Oven)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit (176 Celsius)
  2. Melt your butter and grease your mug
  3. Follow steps 2 and 3 and then add your streusel topping (optional)
  4. Place your mug(s) on a cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes
Streusel Topping
  1. Combine using your fingertips, then sprinkle on top before microwaving.
For homemade Baking powder combine 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar. Use immediately

4.7 from 46 reviews
Egg-Free Apple Mug Muffin
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Serves: 1
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted in mug
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon plain gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder (homemade)
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Combine and mix your coconut oil, applesauce, chia seeds, flax seeds, water, vanilla, maple syrup and gelatin in your mug
  2. Let sit for 3-5 minutes or longer
  3. Add in your coconut flour, arrowroot, cinnamon, baking powder and salt, mix well
  4. Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes and let cool
  5. Enjoy
Microwave times will vary depending on the power of your microwave. You can also see the oven instructions above on the recipe with eggs

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  1. This is the first time I make the recipe, and it’s yummy, I used the microwave and it turned out perfect, just like those in the bakery, thank you George, I am a big fan of your cooking.

  2. George, also, do you think I could use the leftover almond meal from making my own almond milk, instead of the dried purchased type? I wring it really hard until no more milk drips, so it’s very clumped out of the bag but then all the grains fall apart when it hits the bowl. I was just thinking that this might be a great way to use it up that same day.
    If I try it, do you think it best to cut back on 1 tsp of the applesauce, or add an extra tsp or so of dry almond meal or coconut meal? Or do you think those adjustments wouldn’t be necessary?

  3. I am curious how this recipe is Vegan friendly. “This egg-free chia seed recipe uses coconut flour over processed flours, which makes this recipe both gluten free and vegetarian/vegan friendly.” Is there a gelatin that is vegan?

  4. Thank you, George! So good, so easy, just perfect. I made it exactly as written, but now that I know how fantastic it is, I will add all sorts of mix-ins.
    SO nice to have such a delicious breakfast alternative!

  5. Hi George. Popping in to say thanks for the recipe. I’ve made this a half dozen times and it really hits the spot when I’m feeling something “bready” for breakfast. I haven’t bothered with the streusel topping but, with a lil blob of plain yogurt (full fat, oh yeah!) and a sprinkle of shredded coconut, it’s the bees knees. Just a teeny, teeny bit sweet. Not enough to awaken the sugar dragon :-)

  6. This is my first foray into baking with almond flour, and what a delicious nutty flavour. So yum. My kids ate half of my “cake” for breakfast; I’ll have to make another now.
    A few questions: is there nutritional information available for this? Is there nutritional information in The Paleo Kitchen, and is this recipe in there? Thanks

    1. Did you make a bigger batch of this and put it in the oven? This is a microwave recipe. I don’t calculate nutritional as it is too time consuming and there are no macronutrients in The Paleo Kitchen either. This recipe is not in The Paleo Kitchen, but there are tons of other desserts in there.

  7. Just came across this recipe this morning and made it for all three of my kids who can never ALL like the same thing at once. They loved it! It is sure to be a regular breakfast in our house. I used the almond flour but, wonder if I use coconut, how it will differ. I am new to Paleo so not too experience baking without wheat flour. Any idea how taste/texture is different with coconut vs. almond?

      1. And yet the recipe states almond OR coconut flour. But you are saying it won’t work? If that is the case, why list it as an ingredient?

  8. I just made this this morning and it was so yummy! I substituted shredded apple for the applesauce, used pumpkin seed flour, and left out the syrup (the apple made it sweet enough). I will definitely be making this again! Thanks so much for sharing this George!

  9. Hi there,

    Can 1tsp of maple syrup be substituted with 1 tsp of coconut sugar or other dry sweetener? Or would I need to add more water?


  10. I just made this (except with finely chopped apples instead of applesauce and only half the maple syrup) and it was delicious! I am low-carb due to high triglycerides (I’m a type one diabetic), so I’m trying to find recipes that don’t have traditional flours/etc, but also don’t have a ton of sweetener. I think it could have used the whole amount of syrup, but it was very satisfying! Thank you!! I’m not paleo, but your recipes are often exactly what I’m looking for.

        1. Not to put anyone off, but breaking down macros is a time consuming process. Additionally, I don’t personally count my macros and don’t really encourage it either. There are plenty of sites that can help you break down the macros if you would like to have that information. I understand your desire to know this information, however it’s not something I plan to include. Sorry.

          1. Hooray! People get so fixated on the numbers and forget about the basic principle of just eating real food. I did this using grated apple instead of applesauce and left out the syrup. I didn’t do the streusel, but did pour a bit of left over melted butter and cinnamon on top. Yummy. My first dessert…..

  11. Just made this. I decided to use the oven as I had the time to do. I’ve used the microwave before on a different recipe, and the verdict it seems, is that the oven makes it more into a baked good.
    I doubled the recipe, used coconut flour, added 1 part coconut oil and one part butter, and one part honey one part brown sugar (oops-cheat!). I think my favorite tweak in the recipe is that instead of strudel topping, I baked diced apples into it. Yum!
    Many of your recipes on this site look great. I’m sure I’ll be trying more.

      1. Dear George,
        I love this apple recipe. I pulled out my pumpkin gingerbread recipe and tweaked the apple one. I subbed out the apple sauce with 2 tbsp of pumpkin and then instead of just cinnamon : I used ginger, nutmeg, allspice, clove: With more ginger than the other spices. I also put some walnuts on top with the pinch of butter. And of course choc chips…I could not resist. Had this with a mug of hot tea….YUM!

  12. Hey George!
    Janice (my best friend from childhood, about 55 years now) shared with me your amazing venture into Paleo! I’m shocked at how easy it is. I just made this mug muffin! It’s delish! Although I think I need more than one! Haha! So yummy!

  13. Hi George! I used almond flour in the recipe and I didn’t get a crispy texture like yours looks in the picture. Mine is somewhat mushy. Is that just the property of almond flour? Should I use corn meal instead next time? Would all purpose flour work the same?

    Thanks and I look forward to your insight! =)

  14. Just made it tonight and topped it with cocoa nibs instead of the strusel. It was amazing! I just found your site this week through wellnessmama. I can’t wait to try more recipes :) thanks!

  15. I just made this for the first time and it turned out great! I have never had a mug recipe turn out, but this was really good! It looked just like the picture, except for the topping, which kind of bakes into the muffin. I will definitely make this again!

  16. Hey, this recipe sounds awesome and delicious! I was thinking I’d try this out soon, but I would also love to know the nutritional information, if possible. You know, kcal, carb, protein etc :)

    1. I don’t have nutritional information available for my recipes yet. You can try using an app like myfitnesspal… I know some of my recipes have been plugged in there by others :)

  17. I made a batch and baked it in my minicupcake-maker. Worked great! I was very happy with how they turned out. Instead of streusel I topped them with some cinnamon and shredded coconut. Everyone loved these little one-bite muffins.

  18. Lower power microwave here, so cooking time took about 3 minutes. It popped in/out of the mug without any problem, which helped us test for how it cooked the first time. Loved it–even the kids did. We put small apple chunks in the mix, too.

  19. Got super excited after reading the reviews.

    I followed this recipe exactly and all I got was a big mushy pile of who knows what. Not one to judge a food by how it looks, I tasted it. Big mistake…I thought I made an apple mug cake, not an egg cake. Even went so far as to cover it in almond butter. Nope. Didn’t work.

    Disgusted, I tossed it all out.

    Won’t be trying this again, that’s for sure.

  20. George! You. Are. Awesome! I’ve made this several times now with different variations (and have come to the point now where I don’t need to reference the recipe at all!!). I love how versatile this recipe is! My last one was with butter, mashed banana, honey, 1 Tbsp coconut flour and 1 Tbsp cocoa powder. I threw a few mini enjoy life choc chips on top after it was done for good measure – yum yum!! Though I typically cook mine for 90 seconds… not sure if it’s my microwave, but 70 seconds tends to leave the top and inside a little undercooked. Thanks again for an awesome recipe; my husband actually requested I make this for him the other day (he’s picky about his Paleo baked goods) and then stole some of my choc muffin this morning :)

  21. Made this yesterday….except I topped it off with chopped walnuts, shredded coconut, maple syrup and…..drumroll please….crumbled BACON! Oh, yum.

  22. Just found your great blog. I really appreciate that you give the units in gramm! I’m from Germany and we don’t use cups for measuring. Thanks a lot!

  23. Just made this (and eating this while I type lol) and it is awesome! As a person who’s the only paleo person in the household I feel like its pointless to bake big portions because I end up eating it all myself. This totally solves a quick case of sweet tooth. I was wondering though….could this be altered into a pumpkin version (i.e. canned pumpkin and pumpkin spice ) and would it be as successful as this???

  24. I think I now have a huge crush on you George!! These are sooooo good. Made them tonight and both my son and I love them. Yum!!

  25. You are such a sweetheart for making an allergy free version too! I was looking at the first recipe mentally subbing the almond, egg and butter and then scrolled down and saw you did it for me :)

  26. Yummy! I’ve done it without maple syrup because I am on the 21dsd and it was pretty good! Can’t wait to try the sweeter version! Thank you ;)

  27. OK – I made these this morning for me, the wife and our girls (4 & 6). The girls just ate them up. Great stuff. I didn’t even make the streusal topping. No need. Quick, simple, healthy. LOVED IT.

  28. Just made these – didn’t have any applesauce, but I did have a couple Granny Smith’s! Peeled them and put them in the food processor. They didn’t turn to applesauce, but they chopped up real fine. Used that instead of the applesauce. Cooked in the oven and they came out double YUM!!! I used little pyrex single serving dishes instead of mugs. Made 5 of em! Easy!

        1. I wouldn’t call flaxseed Paleo. They have found remains of the fiber used dating back to 30,000 years ago, but it wouldn’t have been used as a food crop til much later, since seed crops don’t give enough of a return per plant to small nomadic tribal groups. The first signs of it grown as a crop appear to have been found in the Fertile Crescent, or Iraq ten thousand years ago. In other words, as a food it’s neolithic.

          I’d more call it gluten-free and an acceptable cheat. It’s not good to over-rely on it as a source of omega-3s because many of us don’t have the genetic framework to do the necessary conversions to make the omega-3s in flax usable. And if you buy it pre-ground you’ll be eating it rancid and that’s really bad for you too. (For the same reason, I never use the oil in food, even if it is sold from a fridge. I have no idea what it went through before it got to the store.)

          If someone is inclined to use Egg Beaters then they are not allergic to eggs. In my opinion, in such a case the correct answer is “Don’t use Egg Beaters, use real eggs. We have been eating eggs for a long time now and even today’s dietary health gurus can’t make up their minds whether eggs kill us or not. So unless you’re allergic, the obvious answer to the ‘do eggs kill you’ question is ‘No’.”

          Meanwhile, if someone *is* allergic to eggs I’d use chia seeds over flax. As far as what our bodies are properly adapted to eating, we used herbs for longer than we used flax, and we’re more adapted to broadleaf plants than to grasslike plants. I really don’t get the buzz over chia, it’s basically Mexican sage seed packaged up pretty with health claims all over it, but if you need a binder in your recipe then you need a binder. *shrug*

  29. Omg this is soooo delicious even the kids love it! Thank you so much for these easy,delicious and healthy recipes even the kids will eat. Tried your banana bread too I don’t even think it made it a full 24 hours here lol…

  30. I’m new to this whole paleo thing…but I thought that paleo was dairy free (the whole reason I got on it)… How is butter paleo?


    1. It depends on the person, Paleo isn’t a strict set of rules, it is a framework for you. I can tolerate grass fed butter so I use it. You can make this with coconut oil instead if you like

    2. Nomadic herders who kept cows and sheep had a lifestyle closer to the Paleolithic hunter-gatherers than to the Neolithic farmers. I’ve heard that the development of animal husbandry depended on sedentary farming but at least nowadays some of them seem to live without farming pretty well (i.e., traditional Mongolians–when they do buy farm food it’s apparently for variety, not because they’d die without it). And apparently some study or another showed that dairy protected us from the worst effects of transitioning to a grain-based diet. So unless you react to dairy I think it’s an acceptable food, especially the fat.

      FYI, I find that medium-chain fats act differently in cooking and baking than longer-chain fats, which means coconut oil behaves more weirdly than butter or ghee does. Protein tends to stick when sauteeing on the stove, and any muffins I make with coconut oil stick harder to their muffin cups. So I prefer tallow for sauteeing, and ghee for baking, and I’m taking a long hard look at lard to replace ghee for some baking applications since traditional cooks already use it in pie crusts. (I’m not 100 percent sure how I do with ghee. I find any dairy with a significant amount of casein in it seems to be associated with me retaining water.)

  31. When my husband is traveling for work, it’s leftover night around here!
    I had some leftover chicken stew (lotsa veggies & bone broth) and I thought the kids might like a little something on the side. These muffins were the perfect side-kick!
    I just made them in microwavable bowls and the kids ate them right out of the bowls w/a spoon.
    I tried a bite too; they were delicious!
    Thanks for the recipe & the inspiration!
    I’m already thinking these opt themselves into breakfast rotation alongside some fruit and a cupa Joe! And dessert too w/ a little whip cream!

  32. My husband and I are still new with this form of eating and one of things we are struggling with is breakfast. We can only handle so many different ways to eat eggs. I saw this last night and showed him. We couldn’t wait we had to try it right then at 10:15 at night. Needless to say we LOVED it. Made it again this morning and added some sliced apples and breakfast was served. This is a keeper for sure.

  33. The hubby and I were in the mood for something sweet after dinner, so we made this. It was fantastic and so filling! Thanks :)

  34. I made this last night and today. Last night I used almond flour and today I used coconut flour. The coconut flour was so much more similar to using regular flour. I subbed lemon extract for the vanilla and added dried cranberries. Delicious! Thanks for posting this.

  35. I make this so often I don’t even need to look at the recipe anymore! I make this when I’m running out the door for breakfast or just want a quick, delicious snack. I usually don’t include the strusel topping because I think it’s perfect even without it. Thanks!

  36. Made this and your banana bread recently..both were a huge hit with the family! Thanks for all that you do, loving the recipes!

  37. Loved this recipe. Super easy and do you know what? Even better steamed. It becomes a super delicious steamed pudding. Topped it with homemade applesauce. Just like a self-saucing pudding.

    Thanks for all your work.

    From an Aussie caveman enthusiast

  38. I made this with banana instead of applesauce and it was amazing! I also added a few enjoy life chocolate chips and that made it even better ( don’t judge me…:) )

  39. Considering Lauren Hinsman is my best friend and is the one who put me on the Paleo path, I have done her a great disservice by just now making this. It was amazing, and as someone whose mother is basically a chef, I have never cooked in my life, and your website has been my saving grace. Thanks for the awesome recipes and idiot proof instructions!

  40. I loved it! I have tried other Mug Muffins and they were yucky. This one was fantastic.
    And it did not raise my blood sugar at all.

  41. I made this yesterday for dessert but didn’t tell my husband what it was called or supposed to be. I plated it just like you did (so it looked all fancy and yummy). As soon as he started eating it he said “this is a really good Paleo bread pudding!”. Ha!! Whatever he wants to call it, the thing is that he liked it and it was easy and pretty on the plate. Thanks!!

  42. I can’t wait to try this! need to hit the market, and this will definitely be on the menu this coming week! Thank you for always having great recipes for us George!

  43. Made this for breakfast yesterday and accidentally used both almond flour AND coconut flour. When I realized my mistake I added one more egg and some more applesauce. It turned out great! Will definitely try variations as this is an excellent base recipe.

  44. Wow that was a tasty little breakfast treat. The cinnamon was just a great idea. Thanks for the great recipes!

  45. I just took my first bite into this creation and I had to stop and write this review!!
    STELLAR RECIPE!! I love it!

    Keep up the great work!!
    Okay, going back to devour my treat! Xoxo

  46. Was so excited to make this – tried it with the flaxseed subs for egg (son’s allergic) and it didn’t come out at all! I’ll have to try something else because he would LOVE this for breakfast.

    1. If it wouldn’t be too sweet, I think you can sub some banana for an egg. (But I don’t know if that works in the microwave.)

  47. This was soooo YUMMY! And super easy! I tried it with coconut flour. next time I’ll try the almond flour. Loved it. Thanks.

  48. WOW WOW WOW!!! such a great recipe,,made it 3 times, ,, I am going to freeze one and see how it doesn,, thanks soooo much

  49. Oh my! These are dangerous, dangerously good and so easy to whip up. George you have done it again. Thanks for your amazing recipes and very civalised caveman blog :-)

  50. Was craving something chocolate something FIERCE so I made this with pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice and threw in some chocolate chips. Mission accomplished. Too easy, great texture, and very satisfying. Next mission… try not to go make another! Dangerous in its simplicity, haha.

  51. How do people make these who don’t have and don’t use microwave ovens? I’ve seen mug cake recipes on other sites and have been curious. I have not owned or used a microwave oven in more than 25 years and I do not plan to buy one ever again.

    I assume that you are not aware of how microwaving alters the chemical structure of foods, particularly proteins, in unfavorable ways. They also destroy more vitamins and antioxidants than other cooking methods.

  52. This was so easy to make, and so delicious! I didn’t have any apples, so I used some fresh blueberries instead as a topper, with some sliced almonds. So good!!!

  53. This was really great mainly because it was so quick and easy. I think I overcooked mine a bit in the microwave because it was a little dry, but you live and learn. Really enjoyed this, thank you so much.

  54. Wanted to make these but didn’t have applesauce. I added 1/2 of a mashed banana and topped it with some pecans…yummy!

  55. Hi There, thanks for the recipe, mine is in the oven right NOW im having it for late morning tea :)
    it would be very much appreciated if you could add the oven temp in Celsius as well.
    THanks so much

  56. This was amazing! I was convinced it would stick to the mug but it came out clean. I used pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie spice instead of the apple and it was fantastic. I’m sure the oven cooked version would have more depth of flavor but what more can you ask for in under 2 minutes?! Btw, had to cook mine on high for almost 2 full minutes, it was still raw after 70 seconds. But obviously microwaves vary. :) I’m going to try banana next and then venture into other purées and baking vessels. Thanks for this George!

  57. Wow, George. I don’t own a microwave, but I may just have to cave (no pun intended, haha) and get one!

    I may try these in a mini muffin tin, in the toaster oven.

  58. Made these yesterday morning for my hubby and 7 yr old.. Both ate them up and asked me to make them again! They weren’t too sweet and made a great breakfast ‘bread’ :)

  59. Converting my almost 4 year old to Paleo has not been easy. He eats French toast (real bread!) almost every morning. I have tried paleo versions of pancakes/waffles and French toast with very little success. But this morning I made this muffin! However, I spliced it after to make 3 little discs instead of one big muffin and drizzled a little extra maple syrup and he thinks they are breakfast cookies and is chowing down!! I think we have a hit! They are very tasty and quick. I have been looking for quick, especially for him since we have to get up and get to preschool very early. Thank you!

    1. Hi Jessica,
      Been picking George’s brain for ways to incorporate more veggies and “healthy real” foods into my 4 yo fancy nancy’s day. Do you have any suggestions for me?

  60. I am a sucker for mug muffins/cakes/etc. and this looks delicious! It’d be great w/o the topping and using summer berries instead . . . really, the possibilities are endless. Great for those nights when we need “a little something” but don’t want to go balls-out (and feel gross afterwards). Thanks!

  61. I just made this with a few mods. I can’t have apples, so I chopped up a peach. And instead of a struesel, I just used more chopped peach, some fresh basil, and a little maple syrup. It was very tasty and will definitely go into the food rotation. Thank you!! My husband says that this is exactly the kind of food you’d come up with downrange, which makes the fact that this is delicious even more awesome.

  62. Caveman,
    We made these for dessert tonight and we loved them!!! I haven’t made a recipe of yours that I haven’t liked. Keep up the great work!

  63. When making this you say we need 1/8 tsp homemade baking powder but the notes shows to make it we are using 1/8 baking soda plus 1/4 cream of tartar which when mixed equals 3/8 tsp so once mixed do we just throw out the extra 1/4 tsp or am I mis understanding something.

    Thanks and by the way I make your banana bread as the banana bread and as the muffins on a twice/month (at least) rotation. It’s the best ever and it keeps my hubby very happy. I add in chocolate chips to some of them too. 5 stars for the banana bread and muffins….Thanks George :)

    1. You only use 1/8 tsp but when making your own, I wasn’t going to calculate out 1/32 or 1/16th measurements because no one has those measuring spoons. So you can bake something else :)

  64. Just made this and it’s a great tasting recipe and so quick to do. Served it with a sprinkle of cinnamon, apple and walnuts. Looking forward to doing a few variants.

  65. Thank you for posting. I have several of these quick muffin recipes. I work third shift and find myself many times grabbing at the last minute for something for 4 am at work. These microwave muffins save me from grabbing the things I shouldn’t.

  66. Sweet! I love mug cakes! I certainly don’t have time to make a real cake. And I love any excuse to eat grass-fed butter. Yum. This will be a perfect pre-workout snack. Thanks!

  67. Made this for breakfast right away! It was a little too moist, but I think I just needed a few extra seconds in the microwave (my mug was small and I was impatient!). Next time, I might grease the mug with coconut oil and pop it out onto a plate like in your lovely photo above.

    Verdict: Super tasty and will definitely make again!!! (I’m now wondering if I could sub the apple sauce & cinnamon for pumpkin puree & pumpkin pie spice in the fall… hmm!)

  68. Made some this morning (microwave version). The kids said “ehhh, it’s good” in a non-excited voice. The wife said “needs salt.” I agreed with all their comments. A pinch of salt would add more fullness to the flavor. What I loved: FAST and EASY. In fact VERY fast, and VERY easy. Will I make them again? Yes. With salt. :-) As part of a breakfast I think I’ll try putting an over-easy egg on one of these (mmmmmm). As a desert I think I’d serve them with a bit o’ whipped cream.

  69. This sounds wonderful! We are new to the paleo diet but have been somewhat GF for a few years and my husbands favorite dessert is apple pie so this is right up our alley. Just curious why you use homemade baking powder rather than a store bought version??

  70. Thank you so much!! I was at line at Starbucks getting my coffee and contemplating a mini scone, when I saw this on my phone!! I came home and made it, had to cook a little longer but it’s delish!!! I’ll be making this alot!! I love having a paleo pantry too! I always have everything I need when you come up with something new!!

  71. Thank you so much for another wonderful recipe! It got me out of bed this morning. I ended up making six of these! I made three just as you did then I experimented with an egg free version.
    I have to say your original version was the best but I did finally get an egg free version that was just about as good. The egg substitute that worked the best was 3TBS warm water mixed with 1Tbs flax meal, let it rest until it starts to gel. I did have to microwave almost twice as long. We generally avoid flax but sometimes it is the best substitute for my egg allergic daughter.

    I also tried warm coconut milk mixed with baking powder but it did not bake at all, just cooked all over the microwave!

    So just curious, why did you name it the St. Louis muffin?

  72. thanks so much! Although we don’t make a habit of using the microwave for cooking, there are times that you need something quick and there is NOTHING quick to be had! yesterday we had an appointment that went WAY over the time allotted, so got home and were supposed to be celebrating a birthday , but the cake hadn’t gotten baked (too late home), and there just isn’t anything available in the store to be bought in an emergency, either! This would be sweet to have in those kinds of situations! :) Thanks, certainly a keeper!

  73. I woke up this morning, having no idea what I wanted to eat and I saw your recipe, within 5 min I was pouring a little almond milk over the completed mug muffin, and it was delicious! This will definitely become a regular breakfast option. Thanks George!

  74. I have never seen unsweetened apple sauce for sale here in the UK.
    how can I make some? is it literally just stewed & pureed apples?

  75. First let me thank you for all you do~I get so much out of your recipes and your commentary. One question though, would it be too much trouble to inclue the nutritional values of your recipes? If it is, forget I asked and just keep on keepin’ on. It would be most helpful to me and others I’m sure though. Anyway, thanks again and “carry on!”.

    1. Jamie, unfortunately it is very time consuming and not possible. I tell people if they are curious just to go to or and plug them in :)

  76. Hi George! I am so happy I found your site. I am new to Paleo, still trying to figure this out. Can you substitute coconut flour for the almond flour? Thanks! Laura

  77. Well… since I’ve already had breakfast, I know what I’m having for dessert after I eat my lunch!! As usual, this sounds absolutely fabulous, George!! And quick and easy-peasy too!!!

    Yep… you have scored again… sheer genius…

  78. sounds great, and THANK YOU for adding the oven version. Now I don’t need to skip the recipe :*

    (4Stars for sounding great, the 5th you’ll get after eating one of those ;) )

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