Paleo breakfast can mean so much more than bacon, eggs, and fruit! While I will be the first to say that bacon and eggs can make me happy pretty much all day long, I will admit that sometimes I enjoy a change of pace. Enter these honey muffins! Loaded with the benefits of honey, these muffins are a fantastic side to your regular breakfast lineup. They also pair wonderfully as a bread to go with one of my chili recipes!
Honey Muffins are simple to make, and they go with so many different recipes. Of course, you can simply take one with you as you leave the house for a quick, clean snack. As you can see, Paleo means more than just meat and vegetables! Paleo means you are able to enjoy clean, inflammatory-free alternatives to traditional baked goods. Bake a batch of these and enjoy the benefits of honey in a yummy, versatile muffin!
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk from can
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans optional
- Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F
- Mix together your eggs, honey, coconut oil, coconut milk, salt and vanilla
- Sift together your baking powder and coconut flour and then combine with your wet ingredients
- Mix your batter well and then fold in your chopped pecans if you are using them
- If not, divide your batter into 6 muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes
they were great! i ate 5 lol…. what’s the nutrition facts?
Hi hi! Thank you for the super easy and yummy recipe! I made them today in no time! I added dried cranberries and pumpkin coconut milk in there! My oven bakes so fast so within 8 min – it was ready with bit of burnt top! Super delicious this egg muffin! Thank you!!
Definite win!.. My first paleo baked item.. Seems a bit overkill to use my 6qt professional kitchenaid mixer, but I was yearning to use it, and for something that wouldn’t make me feel lousy after I ate it. I followed other suggestions, used almond extract, and dried blueberries as well as almond milk in place of coconut milk- first time using coconut oil in baking so I’m happy that part way melted was good enough-lol. Nice and hearty with the pecans.. Definately will be making these again! Thanks!
Is the batter suppose to be runny? There going in the oven so I guess I’ll find out if works ?
I substituted 1 tbsp Almond Milk for canned coconut milk and am happy to report they turned out just fine. Also for fun I used almond extract instead of vanilla. Very good, would make again.
Question about the coconut milk. Are you using coconut milk from a can which is pure and thick or the beverage coconut milk which would be very watery?
Yes from a can :)
Perfect snack at work! BIG THANK YOU from Germany :)
How long do they stay good? (Any experiences yet?)
They should stay good up to a week in the fridge.
Only 1/4cup flour? I’ve never used coconut flour. Is it the eggs that puffs them up?
I made these last night after seeing the Instagram post. They are sofa king tasty! They remind of the Pecan Sandie Cookies (which I love by the way!) I brought some into the office and everybody loved them as well. Next time I make a batch of chili, I will add this to the mix!
Haha love the comment, thanks Mark
These are simply amazing! Both of my kiddos devoured them (even the one that declares he hates all things coconut flour). They’re the perfect amount of sweet, and ridiculously simple to make. The perfect lazy day off breakfast.
Ah that makes me so happy :)
I’m shocked these have such a low rating. I made them for my non-paleo friends and they were a complete hit!
RIGHT! There was actually a glitch with the rating system for a long time and I am attached to the stars so I haven’t turned them off.
These look and read as incredibly delicious. Seems like they would be a fabulous and healthy substitute for corn bread! If I eat dairy, what do you think about subbing the coconut milk with some combo of sour cream, creme fraiche or greek yogurt and milk, or buttermilk? I’ve always loved them in cornbread.
While the batter was incredibly wet I thought these were going to be a fail but man was I wrong. Glad I found a new easy muffin staple for my weekend prep.
So glad you enjoyed
These are the best Paleo muffins I’ve ever had! I put cinnamon and blueberries in mine. Perfect! Even my non-Paleo, gluten-loving husband stuffed two of these muffins in his mouth while they were still warm from the oven.
These are definitely becoming a staple. :)
Oh that makes me happy :)
Can you freeze the muffins?
Are these freezer friendly? I made these for my daughters class but accidentally made them a week too soon. I was hoping to freeze them and saving them for next week.
I honestly don’t know, I would say throw them all in the freezer in an airtight container, pull one out separately tomorrow and check it. In theory they should work
I made these this morning. They came out more soufflé looking not too fluffy. Any tips?
We still ate them. Great for breakfast; my toddler had at least 2 ☺️
Hmmm I will have to retry the recipe to see
Do you know the calories in each muffin?
I don’t, I don’t measure calories but you can use websites like fitday.com
I made these for the first time last night, threw in a handful of fresh blueberries and OMG they were perfect! I’ve been looking for a good “basic” coconut flour muffin recipe to build on and this is definitely it. I’m looking forward to trying all the different suggestions from other commenters; but tonight I think I’ll make a batch with some fresh cherries and almond extract. Thanks so much!
I have been using these in place of corn muffins with my paleo (no beans) version of chili. I also make them with blueberries and have them along with my bacon and eggs for breakfast. Such a good recipe. Thanks for sharing it.
That’s awesome. I am glad they have been diversified in your kitchen ;)
Simple and delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
Wow! I made these tonight and they are AWESOME! Super easy and have so many other possibilities! (like putting bacon crumbles in them-you feel me??) I’m SO gonna make these instead of cornbread to go with chili, pot roast, and turkey dinner among other things! I will be able to get my “non-paleo” family eating these, no questions asked! Thank you so much for your endless recipes, for making them easy and yummy, and your awesome attitude about life! I’m always excited to see what you have coming up next!
Oh my goodness! These are soooo good!!!
I’m glad you like them! Enjoy :)
I have made these a few times, and the past couple of times I diced up some strawberries and added them to the mix. These are amazing. I, hubby, our 3 boys, and our neighbors’ daughters all approve. Thank you for another delicious recipe, George!
You are very welcome Alisha!
It’s a snowy day here in Ok – so my son and I are baking. We just pulled these out of the oven and they are delicious.
Thank you so much. Stay warm!
Yummy!!! I made these this evening and they were so delicious and moist! I cannot wait to make more of your recipes, thank you for sharing!!
Hello there! Can vanilla extract be used?
You can use vanilla extract
I used pure vanilla extract in mine and they turned out amazing. These were so delicious, my picky, skeptical husband couldn’t stop eating them!
I’m new to the Paleo way of living and just bought some coconut flour. This recipe looked to be the perfect one to try it out for the first time. These were delicious!!! I made them using your exact recipe and they turned out delicious! Thank you and I look forward to trying out some of your other recipes!
You are so welcome. I am looking forward to hearing your feedback!
I just made these for the first time and my family loved them! My daughter kept asking for more. Thanks so much :)
You’re so welcome. They taste like cake, don’t they? :) Glad you had her fooled!
Forgot to rate it!!
I just made these, I put Fennel seeds in it :))
That sounds awesome!! Great recommendation. I may have to try adding them in as well sometime.
Jenny from the Block
Hi! So I just made these and I have a question about the coconut oil. I melted it but as soon as I add it to the bowl with the eggs it gets hard again. This may be a really lame question but how do I prevent the coconut oil from doing that? I am new to cooking with coconut oil! Thanks :O) I will let you know my thought on the muffins when they come out of the oven! They smell great :O)
Hello! Not a silly question. Keep your eggs out and let them reach room temperature :)
I discovered your blog via PaleOMG and this is the first recipe that I tried. These are delicious! I was starting to really hate coconut flour because everything tasted eggy and turned out less then fantastic. These made me feel much better! I added 1 tsp home made chai spice mix (will be doubling next time). Thank you!
That sounds amazing, honey chai muffins. Yummy
I found you via PaleOMG. This was your first recipe that I tried, and it was great! I doubled it and baked it in a loaf pan (accidentally overbaked it). A tsp of home made chai spice was a delicious addition (I will be adding more next time). I love that it was only lightly sweetened, as I usually feel like I have to reduce the sweetener in baked recipes and then I’m not sure how to replace the liquid.
I have made these twice so far and love them. I added chia seeds to my second batch. I don’t think they’re too sweet at all. I have your cookbook and love just about every recipe I’ve tried. The fire roasted meatloaf is amazing! Thanks for all the recipes!
Awesome Franny, thank you
I did these as Mini Muffins for my son’s lunch. I cooked them for 11 minutes and they turned out perfect. They stuck quite a bit to the muffin liners, though, so I’m going to try a silicone pan greased with coconut oil next time. But he DEVOURED them…. and I was tempted to, too! Thanks for the recipe!
Oh that is awesome and your welcome
5 stars. If you blindfolded me and said “here, bite into this twinkie” but actually fed me one of these muffins, I’d believe you.
Loved them. The cake part was a little dense, and very white. To me, this is a cupcake, but I’m ok to call it a ‘muffin’ to be PC. Muffins generally are cupcakes by a different name. :-]
Glad you liked it :)
I like these according to the instructions. I think they are too sweet for my kids. Have you experimented at all with less honey? I would probably need to compensate for lost liquid. I could be wrong about the “too sweet”. It could be the kind of sweet. What about maple syrup vs. honey? So desperate for better breakfast choices with kids who have decided they won’t eat eggs.
These aren’t actually that sweet. For breakfast I would make my banana bread into muffins, pancakes, or waffles and there is no sweetener.
These look fabulous! I am anxious to try them, but I always love to read reviews first to see what mistakes others made so I don’t waste my expensive ingredients. The recipe above says it has 6 reviews, but I don’t see them on this page. Can you tell me where to find them please? Thanks!
Julie, the reviews are the comments below. People leave comments and give the recipe a star rating. You won’t go wrong with these
I made these today, sans pecans (because I was all out! :( ) They were totally awesome!! I did add an extra egg, because the batter seemed to be a bit dense. That said, they came out incredibly and were a huge hit!!! Thanks for this recipe!
Oh that is awesome, and I am glad you added the egg. If coconut flour sits too long it will absorb more moisture so you have to rush them in the oven
I couldn’t find my muffin tins, so I poured a double batch of the batter into a loaf pan and baked for about 30 minutes. It came out like a mildly sweet pound cake. I approve.
Wow I am going to have to try that ;)
I can hardly wait to try these! I am on vacation and it makes me wish I had brought my baking supplies with me. This will be first on the list to make when vacation has ended. I have your cookbook and have enjoyed many of your recipes. Thanks so much for all you do!
You are so welcome Sandie
My VERY PICKY TOTALLY paleo-skeptic, diabetic dad has given me the ‘thumbs – up’ to try this recipe for him
Trying to convince him to try and incorporate some paleo-ish stuff… He eats a LOT of bread, waffles, (whole wheat but still).. Some veggies & salads and NO meat.
He does eat eggs.
Anyhow…. Where would I find nutritional values on the recipes on this site? Are they available anywhere?
TIA, and when he tries them after July 20 when they get back, I’ll LYK what he thinks!
I don’t calculate nutritional information. You can enter the recipes into fitday.com or myfitnesspal.com
I calculated the mactronutrients at http://tracker.dailyburn.com
These are the results,1 muffin out of 8 that one batch of this recipe made for me:
I was really skepical about how these would be but I need something to trick my mind into thinking I am eating carbs lol. Trying this Paleo diet has not been easy for me. And I have to say these muffins are delish! I have made 3 batches so far and I really love them. They taste buttery!! I did add a little less salt and a little more honey just to see what works best for me but the original recipe is great as is. I am hoping to try that banana bread soon!
Awesome Kelly, enjoy the banana bread, you will love it
I’ve been looking for the perfect paleo muffin recipe, and I couldn’t wait to try this one when I cam across it. I love blueberry muffins so I added blueberries to the mix after I’d combined the wet and dry ingredients…….the only hiccup was that I added FROZEN blueberries. And promptly discovered that frozen blueberries and coconut oil do not mix – literally! Oops. Because of the blueberries (I think) the muffins took longer than 15 minutes (I had them in for 25, but they would probably have been ready in 20) but they were delicious! The honey flavour wasn’t overpowering, and the muffin itself was pretty light. Will definitely be making this one again!
Awesome, so glad you loved them Bex
Love your website. I was trying to find something to fix my kids for breakfast because they are tired of eggs. These muffins came out perfect and just to let you know…I thought the batter looked similar to a pancake batter. I made more and cooked them up in a skillet and they were perfect little pancakes. Keep up what you are doing!
Awesome thank you
Make these each week for lunchboxes.
The children love them.
Also make the banana muffins which are equally as nice!
Your so welcome Bron
Went to try these out for my boyfriend and the batter was runny. Is it supposed to be runny? Also is there a way to do this with almond flour/oil/milk? I’m allergic to coconuts :( i would love to try them as well!
Stephanie it is a pretty lose batter so yes it is runny but it should still bake up. Yes you can use almond milk but not flour. This recipe is dependent on coconut flour
I made these last night, and they are delicious. I used paper liners, and mine too stuck, but regardless, I enjoyed them. I added a little honey on top after they came out and cooled a bit for a little more honey zing. I was pleasantly surprised that they didn’t have a strong coconut flavor to them. I appreciate the low amount of coconut flour (oh the cost!), and the low yield, which prevents me from trying to eat them all, because “So I ate 3, there’s still 9 left…”. :D
Woohoo so glad you enjoyed
Great recipe! So easy and quick and great flavor! I can’t wait to try other variations. Thanks so much!
You are so welcome
Love it! This is an awesome basic muffin recipe. I have made these with lemon and poppyseed, raspberries, zucchini, and peaches (not all together, lol). Thank you so much for this recipe!
That sounds amazing
Coconut flour that is:)
Is the amount of cocusflour correct? 1/4 cup seems incorrect, my muffins totally went wrong! :(
No Jessica 1/4 is right and has worked for everyone else. I would need to know what happened
Your Pinterest shares were at 666, so I had to pin this just to change that lol. But I will make them…they look yummy.
Thanks for getting me off that number :)
I made a regular size batch just to try them. They were such a hit (with me and all four kids) that I immediately made a double batch! I’ll add blueberries next time for the kids. THANK YOU!
Question: I don’t have silicon muffin cups. Are there any tricks you’d recommend to keep them from sticking?
Just a whole lot of greasing the pan with butter or coconut oil. Lots
I was worried about them sticking too so I used cupcake wrappers but they stuck to the wrappers but the next time I just cut out a circle of parchment paper for the bottoms and the sides didn’t stick to the metal pan at all. So that’s an option for you if you don’t want to use oil.
Awesome tip, thank you
So Yummy! Not as pretty looking as yours, but even hubby likes them, so awesome. So glad I stumbled on you and all due to instagram!
They don’t have to be pretty as long as they taste amazing :)
I just made these to go with chili and they are AWESOME!! I always make a double batch and they never make it through the night. Actually, I have chili left, but no muffins…LOL. This time, I didn’t have any coconut milk, so I just used heavy cream, still amazing.
George, you are so good to us to develop these wonderful recipes and share them with us, thank you so much.
You are so welcome Amber, that sounds amazing :)
Made them this morning, and eating them right now. Doubble batch ;)
Next time I’ll take less honey, And do the Lemon-poppy seed flavour one of your readers mentioned ;)
Thanks a lot, any my kidds love them too.
Oh that sounds awesome Anna. These make a great base so experiment away
Made them a few times now. the whole Family loves them. I do them with 1/3 cup of coconutflour and add a little bit lemon juice, lemon zest and poppy seeds. Soooooo good!
That sounds amazing
Oh. Em. Gee! This is amazing! I’ve tried paleo muffin recipes before and this was by far the simplest and most delicious so far. I made these into little mini-muffins (baked for 8 mins and came out perfectly)! These are so great for a snack or super quick breakfast with a hard boiled egg! Love it! And thank you, thank you, thank you!
You are so welcome so welcome so welcome :)
My mom made these with the pecans, and they were amazing!
When u say coconut milk do you mean in t
he can or the box milk?
You can use either
Haha Shiloh that would be the ultimate compliment :)
So easy and super delish! I will definitely making these on the regular! Thanks
You are so welcome
Sorry but a question. Do you melt the coconut oil before adding? Thanks :)
Yes you do and I am updating the recipe now :)
These look great, but was wondering: Think almond milk would work instead of coconut milk? Love all your recipes. Thanks for sharing them!!
Yes Jan almond milk would work the same :)
Zoo crew mom
Could I use almond meal instead of coconut flour?
It is not a 1 for 1 swap. The coconut flour helps absorb a lot of the moisture. I have not tried it so I am unsure if it will work
I am making these later, but I can already see using this recipe as a “base” of sorts. I used to make a similar recipe with oats. The basic ingredients stayed the same (flour, honey, eggs, etc.), but I would change out the extras to make different flavors like blueberry, lemon poppy seed (lemon extract, zest, and poppyseeds), almond poppyseed (almond extract and poppyseeds), banana (maybe replace one egg + the 2 tbsp. of coconut milk with mashed banana?), apple “pie” (chopped apples and apple pie spices) etc.. I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks!
Well enjoy all those amazing sounding combinations :)
Can they be made without honey (for a sugar-free diet)?
I am sure they could but I have not tried to answer yea or no
Just sent my mom this recipe, she said she would bake them today!
Hope she loves them
Made these tonight but used maple syrup instead of honey (I ran out) and I added some cinnamon… VERY good! The kids loved them too! Thanks!
Woohoo I love when they are kid approved
OMG THESE MUFFINS ARE DA BOMB.COM. Made them with olive oil, normal milk and walnut instead!
Used lemon extract instead of vanilla and a touch of lemon zest for texture. So good as a treat!!!
That sounds amazing
Amber D Hines
Omg, these are soooo good…I just made them (eating one hot right now) and I love them…They’re not too sweet, which makes them perfect for a cornbread muffin replacement…Thank you so much for all of your recipes, you ROCK!!
You are so welcome Amber. I am so glad you liked them
I was wondering if these might be a good cornbread replacement! I’ll have to make some next time I make chili!
They have a lot more moisture but would be amazing with cornbread
My go to muffins! Ivebmade them with pecans and blueberries, both are DELISH!
Oh I am going to have to make them with Pecans now, good thought :)
Made these today, added walnuts and dark chocolate
How were they?
These were great! I used paper muffin liners and these stuck to them. Stupid question but should I just oil the muffin pan instead or did you guys have issues with them sticking? Regardless I loved the taste! Thanks so much George for sharing! :)
I use the silicon cups and they don’t stick
I love these Too brandy, thanks for stopping by
Enjoyed these this morning with my nitrate-free bacon & eggs! I used walnuts….very tasty!!
these were so good!!!!!!
Excellent muffins with my black coffee…
I love this one too
Made these without the pecans, but added blueberries. So good! I love the versatility of this recipe. The little one approves, too!
Oh I absolutely love these, so glad you do too
These are excellent!! I made them last night & between my husband & I we have eaten 5.
Can't wait to hear about your variations. Enjoy
Just made the basic version for the first time this AM. Came out great, looking forward to making flavor combinations like @Japwhican suggests. Thanks for sharing!
These have definately become my new favorite treat
OMG, I did use the pecans. So good. I'm going to have a hard time not eating all 6 now. Going to use this as a base even and add other things like ham and spinach, banana, blueberries etc…THANKS! So enjoying these :)
Yipee let me know how you like them
in the oven now :)