Secret Recipe Club

It’s Monday.

The only special Monday of the month though.

Secret Recipe Club Monday!

Let’s dive in head first, shall we?

This month I was delighted to found out that my secret blogger was international!

Yep, my secret blogger this month was the lovely Louise, the awesome wife, mom, and food-aholic behind the blog, Lick The Spoon.

Louise lives in Australia…so naturally, I am super jealous.

Now, I must say that Louise has an extensive, kick-ass recipe list, so of course I wanted to cook and bake everything I could get my hands on.

However, I had my eye on her Pear Crumble Breakfast Muffins.

Only, I didn’t have any pears…so I used apples.

Oh my word.

Soooooooo good!

I decided I was going to put some apple butter jam up in these.


Oh, and you know I put some apple chunks up in these too!


But the crumb topping…


y’all…this is serious business.


It’s like a super buttery, crumbly, crunchy heavenly mixture all toasted


up on this fluffy, muffin masterpiece.


This muffin is the shiz-nit.


These muffins are major!


Plus, I totally paleo-fied them.


So, ya know…you can have one…or five.


Oh, a warning to the wise: they cause induced hypnotization in dogs.


This is the only time we are b.f.f.’s…ever 😉

4.7 from 3 reviews
Apple Butter Crumble Muffins
Recipe type: Muffins, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 9
Muffins made w/ apple butter jam, chock full of sweet apple chunks, and topped w/ a crunchy walnut crumble topping. Gluten-free, paleo, refined sugar-free.
  • For the muffins:
  • ½ c. coconut flour
  • ½ c. granulated stevia
  • ½ t. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ t. ground cloves
  • ¼ t. ground ginger
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • ¾ c. liquid egg whites, or 4 large eggs
  • ¼ c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ c. unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
  • ½ c. apple butter jam
  • 1 small, honey crisp apple, roughly chopped
  • For the topping:
  • ½ c. ground walnuts or walnut flour
  • ½ c. coconut sugar
  • ¼ c. chopped walnuts
  • 2 T. coconut oil, softened
  1. For the muffins, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9 muffins cups w/ cooking spray or line w/ paper liners and grease the liners w/ cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, stevia, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and baking soda.
  3. Stir in the eggs, evoo, almond milk, and apple butter.
  4. Fold in the chopped apple.
  5. Evenly distribute the batter between the prepared muffin cups.
  6. For the topping, in a small mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients until combined and a crumbly topping begins to form.
  7. Sprinkle the topping over each one of the muffins.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the tops are slightly golden and a toothpick inserted into each muffin comes out clean.
  9. Let cool slightly then devour!




  1. Karen from Lavender & Lovage sent me over to have a look at your blog. I like those breakfast muffins with those lovely crumbles and … I like the photo of the dog, too.

    • Chelsy says:

      Thanks Chris! That’s my yorkie Princess, she’s a rescue, about 13 years old…she is always right underneath my feet, especially in the kitchen. 🙂

  2. Oh man – these look amazing!!!!

  3. These look AMAZING! I die for crumble toppings.

  4. These look droolworthy.

  5. ahh i am salivating! i’m glad you chose this recipe, they ARE awesome:) and thanks for the kind words, glad to be in group c with you xo

  6. Now that’s one yummy looking muffing and now you have me craving apple butter too 🙂

  7. These look absolutely wonderful what a great SRC pick! Karen visiting from Group C too!

  8. Either apples or pears, these look like amazing muffins!! I wish I had some of these beauties for my breakfast 🙂

  9. Those do look kick-ass. And that crumble….. ’nuff said.

    • Chelsy says:

      Thanks Margaret! Yes, the crumble was absolutely delicious,then I got to the inside w/ the warm, gooey, chunks of tender apple…oh my word. :o)

  10. Kelsey says:

    I made these tonight: used pear, homemade apple butter, and almond meal/chopped pecans….oh and ginger sugar…. the taste is amazing, but maybe next time I’ll make mini muffins, because mini muffins always turn out better for me! 🙂 thanks for the recipe!

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