Apple Buckwheat Muffins

Jan 11, 2023
Three Apple Buckwheat Muffins on a white plate.

Thank you “Moon and Spoon and Yum” for this sweet little gluten-free muffin recipe! I adapted it slightly to make it dairy-free as well :)




  • 1 3/4 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • `1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup plain coconut yogurt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup rice milk
  • 2 apples (1 grated, 1 thinly sliced for topping)
  • coconut sugar for sprinkling (optional, but delicious)





  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a muffin tin. Set aside.
  • In large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients buckwheat flour through cloves. Stir to combine.
  • In another large bowl combine eggs, maple syrup, yogurt, oil and milk. Whisk until smooth.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until smoothly combined.
  • Fold in one grated apple.
  • Spoon your muffin batter into your greased tin, filling each right up to the top.
  • Thinly slice an apple and place 2-4 slices on each muffin, pushing them down slightly into the batter.
  • Optionally, sprinkle the tops with coconut sugar.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges are turning golden and the centers are firm.
  • Let cool for at least ten minutes before lifting from the tin. 






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Approved for: Adrenal Diet, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Filipa Bellette is Co-Founder of Chris & Filly Functional Medicine. She is an accredited Clinical Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Practitioner. She is also a Ph.D. thought-leader, award-winning writer, and regularly published as a guest blogger & in the media. Together with her husband Chris Bellette, Filipa has worked with over 2,000+ busy, burnout clients in the last 10+ years, and specialises in producing healthy, balanced, and happy Mums & Dads...or as she calls it, a Power Parent! Filipa’s own passion for producing high-performance Power Parents came from her own personal experience of Mummy Burnout, after having babies and juggling the demands of business, family, and her failing health.

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