Orange Almond Morning Muffins

These are not your normal morning muffin.  Time to step outside the box, and try something different.  These muffins are sweetened with fruit flavors, and filled with so many healthy benefits.  If you love your muffins super sweet, just top your muffin with your favorite jam or jelly.  They are a perfect start to your day, Orange Almond Morning Muffins!

Orange Almond Morning Muffins ( Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free)

With my diet restrictions, it has been fun exploring new ways to bake, or cook.  These muffins exclude any sugar, and use the sweetness naturally from oranges and bananas.  The orange almond muffins are filled with protein from the garbanzo bean and almond meal flour, AND they still look fluffy and hearty!

Orange Almond Morning Muffins (Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free)

Just like any recipe here at the cafe, you can easily alter the recipe.  Instead of the half cup of banana, you could use sugar.  Also, instead of garbanzo bean flour, you could use your all purpose flour.  Now personally I would not change a thing, they are that delicious!

Here are a couple other morning muffin recipes to choose from –

Vegan Lemon Pecan Muffins

Strawberry Chocolate Breakfast Muffins

Strawberry Banana Quinoa Bran Muffins

Orange Almond Morning Muffins (Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free)

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Orange Almond Morning Muffins (Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free)

15 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

27 minTotal Time

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1 cup garbanzo bean flour
1 cup almond meal flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 medium banana (1/2 cup mashed banana)
3/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 egg
Zest of one medium orange
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (1 medium orange)
1/2 cup dried blueberries
1/3 cup sliced almonds + extra to top on muffins


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray.

In medium bowl - mix together mashed banana, almond milk, Greek yogurt, egg, orange zest, and fresh orange juice.

In small bowl - mix together garbanzo bean flour, almond meal flour, salt, and baking powder.

Mix together wet and dry ingredients, then add dried blueberries, and sliced almonds.

Fill muffins cups 3/4 full, then top with sliced almonds.

Bake for 10 - 15 minutes, depending on oven, and size of muffin, (I used a standard muffin pan.)

Will make about 12 standard size muffins, about 24 mini muffins, and about 6 large muffins.



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  • Angie
    These naturally gluten free muffins look awesome, Terra. I love to bake with legumes too.
  • Gintare @Gourmantine
    Healthy and delicious looking, sounds like perfect breakfast to me :)
  • You are definitely doing a great job cutting back on your sugars!! These cupcakes look like a delicious breakfast treat and love the substitution of banana for the sugar.
  • Tutti Dolci
    I love orange and almond treats, these muffins look wonderful!
  • Susan Pridmore
    I'd love to try these. I need to nix the almonds b/c of allergies, but I really need to find ways to have foods I love without all the sugar. My body is just not doing well with sugar anymore. And this looks like a great way to start!