Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

September 22, 2018
Rating: 5.00
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paleo cinnamon streusel muffins

These cinnamon streusel muffins are so so good.  They’re soft, sweet, and pack a hefty punch of cinnamon in each bite. The cinnamon sugar streusel topping is the perfect finishing touch and make these muffins irresistable.  Irresistible I tell ya!  Just ask my husband how many he ate. ? I’ve always been a streusel fan and would have absolutely no problem eating the tops off this whole batch of muffins!  It’s the perfect blend of sweet coconut sugar and warm spicy cinnamon, with a little crunch from the pecans.  Yum!  Speaking of cinnamon –  Am I the only one who has a hard time spelling that dang word?! For some reason I’m incapable of getting right.  Thank goodness for spell check! These muffins come together pretty quickly.  I like to mix up the streusel first so it’s ready to go right when you get the batter into the muffin tins.  This just makes it so the batter isn’t sitting around for too long before it goes into the oven. The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • Almond Flour
  • Arrowroot Powder
  • Maple Syrup
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt

And these parchment paper cupcake liners are ESSENTIAL when baking muffins or cupcakes.  There’s no sticking whatsoever.  Seriously – get them and have them on hand at all times.  You won’t be sorry.  Then come back to this post and tell me you love me and that I’ve changed your life forever. These cinnamon streusel muffins would be perfect for a special breakfast or brunch – or even an after school snack!  My muffins needed the whole 18 minutes to cook, but oven temperatures vary so be sure to start checking these around the 15 minute mark. paleo cinnamon streusel muffins Leave a comment on this post if you make them!  I’d love to know how they turned out for you.  Enjoy!

paleo cinnamon streusel muffins

Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

5 from 1 vote
These paleo cinnamon streusel muffins are perfect for a special breakfast, brunch, or snack!
Servings 12
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare a muffin tin and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix up all the ingredients for the topping and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine almond flour, arrowroot flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and stir until well combined
  • Add in the eggs, maple syrup and vanilla extract and stir until evenly combined and the contents form a wet batter.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin - a little over halfway full.
  • Place a heaping tablespoon of the prepared topping onto the tops of each uncooked muffin.
  • Place muffin tin in preheated oven and cook until the tops are golden brown and firm to the touch. About 15 -18 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before serving.


Serving: 1gCalories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 12g
Author: Simply Jillicious
Calories: 224kcal
Course: Muffins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon, gluten free muffins, streusel
Diet: dairy free, gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free

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  1. Soo delicious!! I left out the coconut shavings since I’m not a huge coconut fan, but they were still great! Still moist and fluffly like a normal muffin. Next time, I’m going to try applesauce instead of eggs to make them vegan!

    1. Ooh let me know how the applesauce turns out! So glad you loved them. Thank you so much for leaving a review and star rating Michaela!

  2. Grace Jackson says:

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made these. I’ve started making a loaf cake with the same recipe. Half of batter goes in pan, then a layer of all the goodies, then top with another layer of batter. Really good.

    1. I’ve always wanted to try this recipe that way – so glad to hear it works out! Thanks for commenting, Grace. Enjoy the muffins/bread! 🙂

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