Tropical cherry Paleo muffins

Hi, I made you some muffins!

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Don’t let the little green bits freak you out; just some hemp seeds. 🙂

For these muffins, I decided to make something a little different than my usual fare. Usually I’m all about chocolate and almond butter (like this, this and this!), but with my recent obsession for bright tropical flavors, I decided to add some pineapple, coconut and dried cherries to these grain-free muffins. They’re not too sweet; a fun spring twist on my usual chocolate faves. Also, the flavor combo totally reminds me of an upside-down pineapple cake, but packed with healthy fats and fiber.

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The honey shot:

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Fresh out of the oven:

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Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give them a try!


Tropical cherry Paleo muffins
Yields 9
A lightly sweet and grain-free treat!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  2. 1 cup almond meal
  3. 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. pinch of sea salt
  7. 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 1/4 cup honey
  10. 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  11. 1/4 cup almond milk
  12. 1/4 cup dried cherries (dried cranberries or raisins would work, too)
  13. 1/2 cup frozen chopped pineapple
  14. 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a standard muffin pan with nonstick spray or olive oil.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, combine the coconut, almond meal, hemp seeds, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Next stir in the coconut oil, eggs, honey, almond milk, dried fruit, pineapples and almond extract. Mix well.
  3. 3. Distribute evenly in the muffin pan and bake for 22-25 minutes. Start checking them at 20 because the tops tend to brown easily.
  1. These are delicious straight out of the oven, but even better the next day! For extra sweetness, serve warm with butter and honey.
  2. Store in the fridge!
The Fitnessista
Bonus: they’re kid-approved, too. 

Tonight’s adventures involve spin and shrimp tacos. Have a lovely evening. <3



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  1. LOOOOVE coconut and cherry together! Such an underrated combo!

  2. Um yum! I love hemp seeds!

  3. Looks great! I don’t have hemp seeds, how about chia seeds instead?

    • Fitnessista says:

      i think 1/2 cup chia seeds would be too much. what about 1/4 cup chia seeds and 1/4 cup chopped nuts for texture?

      • Made them using 1/4 c chia seeds and 1/4 c macadamia nuts and they turned out great! Also subbed dried apricots and cranberries. This is such a great base recipe, with lots of options for mix-ins. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  4. Someone got a mobile site!

  5. As I was reading, I got so excited because I have all these ingredients! Can’t wait to make them. So glad the site is good too, kept trying to do it on my phone and it would jump to something else. Thanks for the changes!

  6. These sound delicious not to mention adorable. Love the addition of pineapple in this!

  7. my girl LOVES the hemp seeds raw as a snack too.
    we are IN FOR THIS.


  8. These sound good. I just bought some almond flour and coconut flour to bake with so I’ll have to try them.

  9. Yum! I love coconut and pineapple!

  10. I can’t see the recipe link – it says [yum print – recipe id ’87’]

  11. I’ve never cooked with hemp seeds before! This looks like a great recipe!

  12. Cassie Vaughn says:

    Sounds good!

  13. Jessie R says:

    Those look good! I finally made your paleo lemon cake last weekend, AHHHHmazing! The bf and I finished it off in one sitting 🙂 (mainly him hahha).

  14. I haven’t thought to try pineapple or cherries in baking!! I can’t wait to give this a shot – a little tropical flair to my typical muffins 🙂

    xx Jill
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  15. The link to the recipe isn’t working

  16. Oh my gosh, these sound delicious and I have totally had muffins on the brain lately! I would have never thought of adding pineapple to a muffin but it sounds fab!

  17. I’ve made a few different paleo muffins over the last few months and LOVE them! I can’t wait to try these!

  18. Love!

  19. Ashley B. says:

    Totally delicious & easy…I’ve been eating them for snacks & dessert ; )

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