One-Bowl Golden Glow Turmeric Flourless Muffins
One-Bowl Golden Glow Turmeric Flourless Muffins are packed with nourishing ingredients, like anti-inflammatory turmeric, and make a naturally sweet and healthy breakfast or snack anytime! Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free and naturally sweetened.
Have you jumped on the Golden Milk train yet?
If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, let me explain.
Golden Milk is a drink that has gained popularity in the past several years, and is made by whisking turmeric together with milk and other warming flavors, resulting in a drink that can be served hot or cold.
Since studies have shown that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems, Golden Milk has surfaced as an amazingly tasty way to add more anti-inflammatory turmeric into your day.
I try to add a little Golden Milk to my everyday routine, and even came up with a recipe for Golden Milk Concentrate to streamline the process.
I love the benefits of Golden Milk so much that I’ve been playing around with ways to add the goodness to other recipes, particularly ones that my husband and daughter will love.
Enter these Golden Flourless Glow Muffins.
They’re packed with the same powerhouse anti-inflammatory ingredients, all wrapped up in a sweet, tender, addictive little package. It’s a one bowl muffin recipe so it all comes together with minimal prep and minimal mess.
These are also free of refined sugar and flour, with a hint of sweetness from maple syrup and with oat or almond flour standing in for refined flours.
If you’ve never used turmeric, keep in mind that it stains, so wipe any spills quickly.
And one more thing: don’t skip the black pepper! It helps to activate the turmeric.
I hope you’ll make these soon. If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!
Now, let’s make some One-Bowl Golden Glow Turmeric Flourless Muffins!
recipe & kid friendly adaptations
1 | These muffins can also be made into a quick bread. Simply add to a greased loaf pan and cook for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
2 | Invite the little ones into the kitchen to help with the prep. They can stir the batter, and help spoon it into the muffin tins!
3 | These muffins freeze well. Just cool completely, then store in a tightly sealing zip-top bag for up to 3 months.
this recipe is…
Dairy FreeGluten FreeNut FreePaleoVegetarian
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One-Bowl Golden Glow Turmeric Flourless Muffins
- ⅓ cup melted coconut oil, plus more for greasing the pan
- 2 large eggs
- ⅔ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ⅓ cups almond or oat flour*
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper**
- ⅓ cup dairy-free chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling
- Heat the oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, eggs, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
- Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and pepper. Stir until well incorporated.
- Add the chocolate chips, stirring to combine.
- Fill each section of a greased, 12-section muffin tin with roughly ¼ cup batter. Sprinkle the tops with chocolate chips, then bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges begin to pull away from the sides and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then cool the rest on a cooling rack.
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These are amazing! I subbed the eggs (allergy) for some Ener-G Egg replacer and some extra applesauce and the texture is perfect. Also, the photography on this post could not be prettier!
Jennie, yay, so glad you enjoyed and thanks for the note on the eggs. I know others will appreciate the tip. So glad you enjoyed!
These look amazing! Can’t wait to try. Can you please please post print-friendly versions of your recipes? I have a hard time getting them to print easily.
Hi Sarah, we do the best we can with adding the printable, which we actually have to create by hand. My site doesn’t have a native print option, so this is what we’ve come up with. You should be able to download the PDF and print it. . .
These are so good! Great flavor. I was skeptical about the amount of turmeric (and pepper?!) but these turned out great!
Danielle, yay, so glad you enjoyed. Such a fun way to add more turmeric to your diet!
hello, have you ever tried this using fresh turmeric? i have a ton on hand and still want to use it in combination with the powder but am curious what i would need to do to offset the fresh turmeric? or if i need to do anything at all? looking forward to making these!
Hi Cassie, I haven’t tried this one with fresh, but typically the rule of thumb for dried to fresh is 1 teaspoon dried equals 3 teaspoons fresh. You should just be able to add it to the batter like you would dried. Let us know how it goes!
Ah-mazing! Super, tasty. I’m all about chocolate chips but I loved the flavor of the muffin so much I think I’ll leave them out next time! Thanks Robyn!
Alissa, yay, so happy you enjoyed these! And I’m with you, I love a good chocolate chip, but don’t think they are required in this one!
WOW these might be the best muffins I’ve ever made, and I even left out the chocolate! I had some pumpkin puree to use up so I used that instead of applesauce. For the maple syrup I subbed half of it with molasses since it has a lower sugar content. Finally I added a bit of almond milk to make the batter more moist. WOW they are really so fluffy and perfect!!
Jessica, yay, so happy to hear these are a hit! And love the idea of using pumpkin in place of apple sauce. I’ll give that a try next time I make these. Cheers, Robyn
We LOVE these muffins! A favorite with the whole family!
Elizabeth, so great to know these are a hit with the whole family!
Robyn – I just made these and when they came out I was looking at them and thought that they look nothing like yours. Well good to know you can leave out the applesauce (which was a mistake) and it still works. However, they won’t look pretty and are crumbly. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe. Now I’m excited to try with the applesauce.
Michelle, I’m so glad they still came out even with the missing apple sauce! It does add a good amount of moisture and helps the muffin hold together. Cheers!
Absolutely delicious muffins! So tender and moist. I would love to add flax meal — what ratio would you use for that?
Hi Regina, are you wanting to substitute the flax meal for some of the almond flour?
Really loved these. I added half a cup shredded carrots and some walnuts. Super moist and yummy. I will be making these year round.
Melissa, ohhhh, love the idea of adding carrots. What a great idea, as well as the walnuts. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review!
These came out delicious! It’s toddler approved and part of our regular breakfast rotation now! I wanted to ask – sometimes they come out very crumbly. Would you know why? And should they be stored in the fridge afterwards? Thanks so much!
Linda, hmmm, I haven’t had an issue with them being crumbly. Which type of flour are you using? These are good for 1-2 days covered on the counter, after that, I think they taste freshest when refrigerated.
Made these over the weekend and they were great! Very moist and flavorful! I added some rolled oats because they were in the panty. Thank you!
Yay, so glad you enjoyed these, Sara! Love the idea of adding some oats, too. Thanks so much for leaving a review!
Hi, this might be a silly question but.. is it black pepper or white pepper? Thanks!
Not a silly question at all, Grace! You can use either, as the pepper “activates” the turmeric and makes it easier for your body to absorb the benefits. If you have white pepper go ahead and use that, but black works too. Hope you enjoy!
Thanks Robyn! I ended up making them last night and just used white pepper because it was a lot finer and more subtle in taste (& I couldn’t taste it at all phew!) so it’s good to know either is fine. I only had almond meal to use as the base and I wasn’t sure on what the consistency of the batter was meant to be so I just added a bit of almond milk too and tested it out and they are soooo delicious. I will be sharing the recipe with all my friends for sure. Thank you!
Wonderful, so glad you enjoyed, Grace, and thanks for the tips, I’m sure those will help others with the same questions. Thanks for leaving a review!