Honey Muffins

So one of the biggest challenges that people are faced with when they go Paleo, is they never have breakfast options.  They either don’t have time or are just bored with eggs.  That is where these muffins come into the picture.  Make these in advance and go to town on flavor combinations.  Add fruit, spices, nuts or anything you can dream of and keep them handy in the fridge.  When you are in a rush you can grab a handful and enjoy on your drive.

4.8 from 20 reviews
Honey Muffins
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Serves: 6
  1. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F
  2. Mix together your eggs, honey, coconut oil, coconut milk, salt and vanilla
  3. Sift together your baking powder and coconut flour and then combine with your wet ingredients
  4. Mix your batter well and then fold in your chopped pecans if you are using them
  5. If not, divide your batter into 6 muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes
  6. Enjoy

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  1. These look and read as incredibly delicious. Seems like they would be a fabulous and healthy substitute for corn bread! If I eat dairy, what do you think about subbing the coconut milk with some combo of sour cream, creme fraiche or greek yogurt and milk, or buttermilk? I’ve always loved them in cornbread.

  2. While the batter was incredibly wet I thought these were going to be a fail but man was I wrong. Glad I found a new easy muffin staple for my weekend prep.

  3. These are the best Paleo muffins I’ve ever had! I put cinnamon and blueberries in mine. Perfect! Even my non-Paleo, gluten-loving husband stuffed two of these muffins in his mouth while they were still warm from the oven.
    These are definitely becoming a staple. :)

  4. Are these freezer friendly? I made these for my daughters class but accidentally made them a week too soon. I was hoping to freeze them and saving them for next week.

  5. I made these this morning. They came out more soufflé looking not too fluffy. Any tips?

    We still ate them. Great for breakfast; my toddler had at least 2 ☺️

  6. I made these for the first time last night, threw in a handful of fresh blueberries and OMG they were perfect! I’ve been looking for a good “basic” coconut flour muffin recipe to build on and this is definitely it. I’m looking forward to trying all the different suggestions from other commenters; but tonight I think I’ll make a batch with some fresh cherries and almond extract. Thanks so much!

  7. I have been using these in place of corn muffins with my paleo (no beans) version of chili. I also make them with blueberries and have them along with my bacon and eggs for breakfast. Such a good recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. Wow! I made these tonight and they are AWESOME! Super easy and have so many other possibilities! (like putting bacon crumbles in them-you feel me??) I’m SO gonna make these instead of cornbread to go with chili, pot roast, and turkey dinner among other things! I will be able to get my “non-paleo” family eating these, no questions asked! Thank you so much for your endless recipes, for making them easy and yummy, and your awesome attitude about life! I’m always excited to see what you have coming up next!

  9. I have made these a few times, and the past couple of times I diced up some strawberries and added them to the mix. These are amazing. I, hubby, our 3 boys, and our neighbors’ daughters all approve. Thank you for another delicious recipe, George!

  10. Yummy!!! I made these this evening and they were so delicious and moist! I cannot wait to make more of your recipes, thank you for sharing!!

    1. I used pure vanilla extract in mine and they turned out amazing. These were so delicious, my picky, skeptical husband couldn’t stop eating them!

  11. I’m new to the Paleo way of living and just bought some coconut flour. This recipe looked to be the perfect one to try it out for the first time. These were delicious!!! I made them using your exact recipe and they turned out delicious! Thank you and I look forward to trying out some of your other recipes!

  12. Hi! So I just made these and I have a question about the coconut oil. I melted it but as soon as I add it to the bowl with the eggs it gets hard again. This may be a really lame question but how do I prevent the coconut oil from doing that? I am new to cooking with coconut oil! Thanks :O) I will let you know my thought on the muffins when they come out of the oven! They smell great :O)

  13. I discovered your blog via PaleOMG and this is the first recipe that I tried. These are delicious! I was starting to really hate coconut flour because everything tasted eggy and turned out less then fantastic. These made me feel much better! I added 1 tsp home made chai spice mix (will be doubling next time). Thank you!

  14. I found you via PaleOMG. This was your first recipe that I tried, and it was great! I doubled it and baked it in a loaf pan (accidentally overbaked it). A tsp of home made chai spice was a delicious addition (I will be adding more next time). I love that it was only lightly sweetened, as I usually feel like I have to reduce the sweetener in baked recipes and then I’m not sure how to replace the liquid.

    Thank you!

  15. I have made these twice so far and love them. I added chia seeds to my second batch. I don’t think they’re too sweet at all. I have your cookbook and love just about every recipe I’ve tried. The fire roasted meatloaf is amazing! Thanks for all the recipes!

  16. I did these as Mini Muffins for my son’s lunch. I cooked them for 11 minutes and they turned out perfect. They stuck quite a bit to the muffin liners, though, so I’m going to try a silicone pan greased with coconut oil next time. But he DEVOURED them…. and I was tempted to, too! Thanks for the recipe!

  17. 5 stars. If you blindfolded me and said “here, bite into this twinkie” but actually fed me one of these muffins, I’d believe you.

    Loved them. The cake part was a little dense, and very white. To me, this is a cupcake, but I’m ok to call it a ‘muffin’ to be PC. Muffins generally are cupcakes by a different name. :-]

  18. I like these according to the instructions. I think they are too sweet for my kids. Have you experimented at all with less honey? I would probably need to compensate for lost liquid. I could be wrong about the “too sweet”. It could be the kind of sweet. What about maple syrup vs. honey? So desperate for better breakfast choices with kids who have decided they won’t eat eggs.

  19. These look fabulous! I am anxious to try them, but I always love to read reviews first to see what mistakes others made so I don’t waste my expensive ingredients. The recipe above says it has 6 reviews, but I don’t see them on this page. Can you tell me where to find them please? Thanks!

  20. I made these today, sans pecans (because I was all out! :( ) They were totally awesome!! I did add an extra egg, because the batter seemed to be a bit dense. That said, they came out incredibly and were a huge hit!!! Thanks for this recipe!

  21. I couldn’t find my muffin tins, so I poured a double batch of the batter into a loaf pan and baked for about 30 minutes. It came out like a mildly sweet pound cake. I approve.

  22. I can hardly wait to try these! I am on vacation and it makes me wish I had brought my baking supplies with me. This will be first on the list to make when vacation has ended. I have your cookbook and have enjoyed many of your recipes. Thanks so much for all you do!

  23. My VERY PICKY TOTALLY paleo-skeptic, diabetic dad has given me the ‘thumbs – up’ to try this recipe for him
    Trying to convince him to try and incorporate some paleo-ish stuff… He eats a LOT of bread, waffles, (whole wheat but still).. Some veggies & salads and NO meat.
    He does eat eggs.

    Anyhow…. Where would I find nutritional values on the recipes on this site? Are they available anywhere?

    TIA, and when he tries them after July 20 when they get back, I’ll LYK what he thinks!

  24. I was really skepical about how these would be but I need something to trick my mind into thinking I am eating carbs lol. Trying this Paleo diet has not been easy for me. And I have to say these muffins are delish! I have made 3 batches so far and I really love them. They taste buttery!! I did add a little less salt and a little more honey just to see what works best for me but the original recipe is great as is. I am hoping to try that banana bread soon!

  25. I’ve been looking for the perfect paleo muffin recipe, and I couldn’t wait to try this one when I cam across it. I love blueberry muffins so I added blueberries to the mix after I’d combined the wet and dry ingredients…….the only hiccup was that I added FROZEN blueberries. And promptly discovered that frozen blueberries and coconut oil do not mix – literally! Oops. Because of the blueberries (I think) the muffins took longer than 15 minutes (I had them in for 25, but they would probably have been ready in 20) but they were delicious! The honey flavour wasn’t overpowering, and the muffin itself was pretty light. Will definitely be making this one again!

  26. Love your website. I was trying to find something to fix my kids for breakfast because they are tired of eggs. These muffins came out perfect and just to let you know…I thought the batter looked similar to a pancake batter. I made more and cooked them up in a skillet and they were perfect little pancakes. Keep up what you are doing!

  27. Make these each week for lunchboxes.
    The children love them.
    Also make the banana muffins which are equally as nice!
    Thanks :)

  28. Went to try these out for my boyfriend and the batter was runny. Is it supposed to be runny? Also is there a way to do this with almond flour/oil/milk? I’m allergic to coconuts :( i would love to try them as well!

    1. Stephanie it is a pretty lose batter so yes it is runny but it should still bake up. Yes you can use almond milk but not flour. This recipe is dependent on coconut flour

  29. I made these last night, and they are delicious. I used paper liners, and mine too stuck, but regardless, I enjoyed them. I added a little honey on top after they came out and cooled a bit for a little more honey zing. I was pleasantly surprised that they didn’t have a strong coconut flavor to them. I appreciate the low amount of coconut flour (oh the cost!), and the low yield, which prevents me from trying to eat them all, because “So I ate 3, there’s still 9 left…”. :D

  30. Love it! This is an awesome basic muffin recipe. I have made these with lemon and poppyseed, raspberries, zucchini, and peaches (not all together, lol). Thank you so much for this recipe!

  31. I made a regular size batch just to try them. They were such a hit (with me and all four kids) that I immediately made a double batch! I’ll add blueberries next time for the kids. THANK YOU!

    Question: I don’t have silicon muffin cups. Are there any tricks you’d recommend to keep them from sticking?

    1. I was worried about them sticking too so I used cupcake wrappers but they stuck to the wrappers but the next time I just cut out a circle of parchment paper for the bottoms and the sides didn’t stick to the metal pan at all. So that’s an option for you if you don’t want to use oil.

  32. So Yummy! Not as pretty looking as yours, but even hubby likes them, so awesome. So glad I stumbled on you and all due to instagram!

  33. I just made these to go with chili and they are AWESOME!! I always make a double batch and they never make it through the night. Actually, I have chili left, but no muffins…LOL. This time, I didn’t have any coconut milk, so I just used heavy cream, still amazing.

    George, you are so good to us to develop these wonderful recipes and share them with us, thank you so much.

  34. Sooooooo goooood!
    Made them this morning, and eating them right now. Doubble batch ;)
    Next time I’ll take less honey, And do the Lemon-poppy seed flavour one of your readers mentioned ;)

    Thanks a lot, any my kidds love them too.

      1. Made them a few times now. the whole Family loves them. I do them with 1/3 cup of coconutflour and add a little bit lemon juice, lemon zest and poppy seeds. Soooooo good!

  35. Oh. Em. Gee! This is amazing! I’ve tried paleo muffin recipes before and this was by far the simplest and most delicious so far. I made these into little mini-muffins (baked for 8 mins and came out perfectly)! These are so great for a snack or super quick breakfast with a hard boiled egg! Love it! And thank you, thank you, thank you!

  36. These look great, but was wondering: Think almond milk would work instead of coconut milk? Love all your recipes. Thanks for sharing them!!

  37. I am making these later, but I can already see using this recipe as a “base” of sorts. I used to make a similar recipe with oats. The basic ingredients stayed the same (flour, honey, eggs, etc.), but I would change out the extras to make different flavors like blueberry, lemon poppy seed (lemon extract, zest, and poppyseeds), almond poppyseed (almond extract and poppyseeds), banana (maybe replace one egg + the 2 tbsp. of coconut milk with mashed banana?), apple “pie” (chopped apples and apple pie spices) etc.. I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks!

  38. Made these tonight but used maple syrup instead of honey (I ran out) and I added some cinnamon… VERY good! The kids loved them too! Thanks!

  39. Omg, these are soooo good…I just made them (eating one hot right now) and I love them…They’re not too sweet, which makes them perfect for a cornbread muffin replacement…Thank you so much for all of your recipes, you ROCK!!

  40. These were great! I used paper muffin liners and these stuck to them. Stupid question but should I just oil the muffin pan instead or did you guys have issues with them sticking? Regardless I loved the taste! Thanks so much George for sharing! :)

  41. Made these without the pecans, but added blueberries. So good! I love the versatility of this recipe. The little one approves, too!

  42. Just made the basic version for the first time this AM. Came out great, looking forward to making flavor combinations like @Japwhican suggests. Thanks for sharing!

  43. OMG, I did use the pecans. So good. I'm going to have a hard time not eating all 6 now. Going to use this as a base even and add other things like ham and spinach, banana, blueberries etc…THANKS! So enjoying these :)

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