Moist and tender Paleo muffins made completely flourless with cashews, applesauce, eggs and honey. Add your favorite mix-ins, like blueberries or chocolate chips!
If you love flourless recipes like I do, you’re really going to get into these flourless Paleo muffins with mix-ins. Unlike most flourless muffins, they don’t have a strong background flavor, like chocolate or peanut butter (or both!). I adore peanut butter, chocolate too. And they’re lovely together, of course.
But the flavor of any mix-ins you might like to add alongside chocolate and peanut butter will get lost in all that competition for your taste buds. And these happen to be Paleo, too—something peanut butter could never be. Do those distinctions even matter any more, though?
One of the most important innovations of this particular flourless muffin, though, is that you can add blueberries to them. Cashews are the tree nut with a close-to-neutral flavor, so baking with cashew butter is kind of dreamy.
Cashew butter is just so expensive to buy, though, so I include instructions below for making your own in a blender or food processor. I buy raw cashew pieces at Trader Joe’s, since there’s no sense spending extra cash on whole cashews just to blend them.
Are you wondering whether these can be made with peanut butter or almond butter anyway? Well most of my exhaustive recipe testing for this muffin was done with peanut butter ($), some of it with almond butter ($$), and only the last with cashew butter ($$$).
And yes, the recipe works perfectly well with all of those smooth nut butters. I don’t recommend putting blueberries in the peanut butter muffins, though. For flavor’s sake. Or really almond butter, for that matter.
Make them ahead, and these naturally gluten free muffins make a weekday breakfast of champions. They also make a protein-packed, low sugar after school snack. I’m in love with them, and so are my children!