I love a warm, spiced muffin as soon as the temperatures begin to drop. I know most jump for pumpkin bread and the like, but I love the simple flavors of maple, molasses and lots of Autumn spices. These muffins are perfect for breakfast, as a mid-day snack and they’re even great for dessert (maybe add a dollop of freshly made whipped cream?). I’ll definitely be making this recipe all throughout the Fall/Winter season.

Maple Molasses Muffins (gluten-free)

Serves 12

Maple Molasses Muffins

By Camille Styles


1 1/2 cups almond meal

1/2 cup brown rice flour

2 tablespoons tapioca or arrowroot flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cloves

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon sea salt

3 tablespoons butter, softened

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

3 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons molasses

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons almond milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together almond meal, flours, baking soda, spices and sea salt. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, and the following wet ingredients: maple syrup, molasses, vanilla, and almond milk. Mix on medium low speed until well combined.
  3. While mixer is on low speed, add dry mixture to the wet ingredients, adding a little bit at a time until it's well combined.
  4. In a standard muffin pan with liners, evenly distribute batter, filling each muffin cup a little over halfway full. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes on a wire-lined rack before serving.

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Comments (10)
  1. 1
    jenna @ justjfaye.com October 22, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I bet these taste divine – so many delicious spices and flavors!

  2. 2
    Bethany October 22, 2014 at 8:57 am

    These look delicious. How would you make theses in a gluten version? What would the flour substitution be?

  3. 3
    Alanna October 22, 2014 at 9:23 am

    What do you recommend as a gluten free replacement for almond meal flower?

  4. 4
    arielle October 22, 2014 at 9:59 am

    these look perfect–delicious, simple, and gluten-free. definitely a fun, fall, party treat!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  5. 5
    Cassandra October 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Just made these- SOOOOO yummy!

  6. 6
    samantha October 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    I clicked on this link, assuming it was probably not gluten free just because they looked so tasty. I am so excited to see that they are in fact gluten free — I am making them first chance I get!

  7. 7
    cassieskitchennyc October 23, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    These look absolutely delicious, too good to be gluten free! I just found your blog and am loving it, your pictures are absolutely beautiful!

  8. 8
    Thalia @ butter and brioche October 23, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I have never made muffins with molasses before.. definitely need to recreate these muffins, I bet they tasted incredible. Great photography too – pinned!

  9. 9
    Rebecca - FoodFlav October 27, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Yum!! I will definitely put these Muffins on my Favorite List! Thy look so yummy.