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Gluten Free Apple Muffins (gluten-free, dairy-free, low-sugar)

These delicious spiced gluten free apple muffins are also dairy free and refined sugar free. They were created by my daughter and are very easy to make.
4 from 3 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings 12
Author 'Roo' Montague


  • 100 g prunes - dried or tinned prunes drained
  • 150 g margarine - check dairy free and soya-free if important. Use butter if not dairy free
  • 70 g coconut sugar - we use Coconut Merchant
  • 2 medium eggs - try to get organic, free range
  • 150 g Free From Fairy plain gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder - make sure it's gluten free
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 150 g apple - cooking apple like Bramley is best, peeled and finely chopped
  • 12 small balls of marzipan - optional


  • If using dried prunes place them in a saucepan with around 25ml of water and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and blend, adding a little water to create a thick puree
  • If using tinned prunes, drain them and blend them into a thick puree
  • Cream together the margarine and sugar until pale and fluffy
  • Add the remaining ingredients (including the prune puree) except for the chopped apple and whisk until combined
  • Gently stir the chopped apple through the mixture
  • Divide the mixture between 12 muffin cases placed in a muffin tray
  • Finally, if using, poke the marzipan balls gently into the top of the mixture
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees C, 160 degree fan oven, gas mark 4 for around 20 minutes or until golden and springy to the touch


Nutrition facts are for information only and do not include the marzipan

Nutrition (Approx)

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 559IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg