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Gluten Free Apple Cupcakes

Gluten Fee Apple Cupcakes made with almond flour and cinnamon and topped with a simple yet delicious buttercream icing. Whether you're gluten free or not, you're going to want to try these cupcakes for yourself! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: apple cupcakes, gluten free cupcakes
Servings: 14
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Erin


  • 2 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded apple

for the icing:

  • 3 tbsp butter softened; regular or dairy free
  • 2 tbsp almond milk or more as needed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, syrup and vanilla together. Combine wet and dry ingredients into the same bowl, and then stir in the shredded apple by hand.
  • Line a muffin tin with muffin liners, spray them with nonstick spray and distribute the cupcake batter evenly. Bake cupcakes for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes before removing them from the tin and onto a cooling rack.
  • While cupcakes are cooling, prepare the icing. Stir butter, milk and vanilla together with an electric mixer, and then add the powdered sugar.
  • Wait until cupcakes have completely cooled before icing them.


*Calories are per cupcake and are an estimation 


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg