Antioxidant Superfood Muffins (grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo) | Fresh Planet Flavor

Hello, friend. I must confess: I don’t believe in OMG ANTIOXIDANT SUPERFOODS too much. I believe that some foods are more full than others of the things that make us healthy and happy, yes. These foods come “packaged” in skin and shells and scales, they have roots and rinds, ripeness and rottenness.

But! Sometimes it’s such fun to play with the buzzwords, to write a recipe crammed with as many delicious natural ingredients as possible that are also included in the “antioxidant superfood” lists (such as they are). Grassfed butter, pastured eggs, cinnamon, turmeric (don’t forget the black pepper, because curcumin loves piperine like peanut butter loves jelly!) and cacao. Blueberries, walnuts, and ginger. With a list of ingredients like that, is it any wonder that these happy, berry-packed, citrus spiked, warmly-spiced, nutty-crunchy little superfood muffins were the result? 

Antioxidant Superfood Muffins

Now, blueberry muffins are not the totally-super-unique-snowflake kind of thing to post on a food blog, but these are not your average, everyday blueberry muffins. With a drizzle of coconut cream and a dollop of honeyed goji compote, my first thought when I tasted these was not so much superfood muffins as superhero muffins. These fight crime (all that tummy-friendly grain-free, dairy-free goodness) plus look good doing it.  Okay, the analogy is a stretch but if Wonder Woman ate breakfast it would be one of these and a black coffee, to go. 

Antioxidant Superfood Muffins (grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo) |

It’s key to go all-in with flavor-forward things when undertaking more health-centric, grain-free baking. The spices, the vanilla, the fruit, the toppings: they all work together in a dance of delicious. If I’m paleo-izing/healthy-fying something to bake, I double-down on the vanilla, use spices and citrus zest with abandon, and reach for flavorful grassfed butter as a general rule. Lastly, stirring the batter with a light touch until everything is just incorporated is key for a nice texture. You could apply that principle to any muffin recipe, but it’s especially important here in a finicky grain-free situation. So let’s get to it. Antioxidant superfood muffins, or more like your basic blueberry muffins taken for the ride of their lives.

Antioxidant Superfood Muffins (grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo) |

Antioxidant Superfood Muffins

Preparation 20 mins 2017-12-15T00:20:00+00:00
Cook Time 30 mins 2017-12-15T00:30:00+00:00
Serves 9     adjust servings

These grain free, dairy free, refined-sugar free muffins are loaded with flavor and perfect for breakfast or a power snack.


  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup grassfed butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin and set aside.
  2. Pulse the almond flour, arrowroot flour, walnuts, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, turmeric, black pepper, ginger and salt until combined.
  3. Add the butter, honey, eggs, orange zest and vanilla extract, and then pulse until combined and the walnuts are coarsely ground.
  4. Stir in the optional cacao nibs and blueberries. Mix in two tablespoons of water to loosen the batter slightly, then spoon into the muffin cups.
  5. Cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, then allow the muffins to come to room temperature in the pan before serving.


Recipe Notes

Cacao nibs are very bitter, so omit if you prefer a sweeter muffin.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 262kcal Calories from fat 144
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 203mg 8%
Carbohydrate 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 11g
Protein 7g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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