Does that photo and reading that title get you as excited as it does me? Yes? Good. I don't know why it has taken me so long to combine these 2 flavors. After all, cinnamon is my #1 flavor of all time and coffee is my favorite all-time ice cream flavor. It was time to bring them together into a baked good. I no longer drink coffee (very seldom) but I LOVE the flavor of coffee in desserts. Typically, coffee is combined in chocolate desserts to enrich the chocolate flavor, but dang, it really enhances cinnamon as well!
If you didn't know cinnamon goes well with coffee, now you know! These ARE my new favorite vegan muffins. They are simply incredible. The flavors are so strong, robust, perfectly sweet and addictively moist.
The combo of almond flour and tapioca starch makes these beauties sooooo moist that there is no need for oil! Who needs oil?? Nobody. I prefer to use whole foods like nuts/seeds, coconut, applesauce for moisture content. Not only do they lend a better flavor, but they contain other vitamins and nutrients, whereas oil is 100% fat extracted from a whole food. Oils make me feel sick and were extremely dangerous for my hubby's gout. Not to mention, 1 tablespoon of oil is 14 g of fat, whereas 1 tablespoon of almond butter is 8 g, so it's nearly half the fat. Those calories and fat add up very quickly. I'm not a fat-free recipe creator (obviously, haha) but I am an oil-free recipe creator. I lost weight that way and my health improved.
Do you think it's possible to overdose on cinnamon? Because as much as I consume it, I've wondered, haha.
Gah, get in my mouth you glorious gluten-free cinnamon coffee muffins. These flavors are so good together, you will be excited to share with your friends...or maybe not. I left out the vanilla, which I always tend to use in my baked goods, but I really wanted the cinnamon and coffee to be front and center and honestly, they are so strong, vanilla is not needed...you won't even notice! Make sure to use a quality strong cinnamon...not that cheap, bland stuff. I use Saigon cinnamon for all my recipes. It is super strong, sweet and absolutely amazing in flavor. It is like no other cinnamon out there. Do yourself a favor and get some, you will thank me later, I promise.
I mean, come on, Gluten-free Cinnamon Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins that are just 8 ingredients and ready in 30 minutes! The easiest muffins ever to make. I can't wait to hear what you think of these. Drop me a line below, I love hearing the awesome reviews! I’d also love to see your pic on Instagram.
Look at the interior of these babies! So cinnamon-y, coffee-ish and chocolatey goodness. Not only do these taste incredible, but your house will smell like heaven too, by the way.