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Cinnamon Swirl Gluten Free Muffins

Gluten free and dairy free cinnamon swirl muffins coated with cinnamon sugar.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, dairy free, gluten free
Keyword: cinnamon, gluten free dessert, gluten free muffins
Servings: 12 muffins



  • 1/3 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon


  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose gluten free baking flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 4 scoops Multi Purpose Collagen Ancient Nutrition
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or plant milk of choice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

cinnamon sugar coating

  • 1 tbsp vegan butter melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare a muffin tin with 12 liners. In a bowl, stir together the filling ingredients and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flours, collagen, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt until combined and then set aside. In another bowl, use a handheld mixer to beat the brown sugar, eggs, applesauce, almond milk and vanilla together until smooth, about 1 minute. Add in half of the dry ingredients and mix just until combined and then add in the remaining dry ingredients and mix until no dry spots remain but try not to overmix.
  • Use a 1 1/2 inch cookie scooper or ice cream scoop to fill the cupcake liners about 1/2 way full. Sprinkle with roughly a half tablespoon of filling and then cover with remaining batter. Your muffins should be almost full. Bake the muffins for 18 minutes, cover with tin foil and continue to bake for additional 6-8 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean when inserted.
  • In a bowl, stir together the cinnamon and sugar coating. Once the muffins have cooled, brush the tops with melted butter and dip each muffin top in the mixture. Serve. *Store muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Simply heat in the microwave for 15 seconds before serving.


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