Paleo Citrus and Fruit Muffins For March Muffin Madness

A few years ago, my friend Shirley from gfe-gluten free easily, began a series called March Muffin Madness. 

Just as I was honored to be able to participate in this event during its inception, I am thrilled to be a part of it again today! 



Just as it is with most things, March Muffin Madness has only gotten better with time! 

With dozens of prizes available, you’ll be certain to want to visit gluten free easily daily so you won’t miss anything! 

Today, I am thrilled to be sharing what has become one of my family’s favorite recipes…our citrus and fruit paleo muffins! 

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These muffins are not only delicious, they go together quickly and make for an easy addition to any breakfast or brunch spread.

Most people can’t even tell they’re gluten-free muchless grain-free, they just know they’re positively delicious and they’ll want to come back for more!

While I use certified pure essential oils when making these muffins, you can easily mix in citrus zest in their place. Please do not use store bought oils for this or any recipe… if you need help finding oils that would be safe to use in this way, feel free to message me for more information! 

Using fresh or frozen fruit make these delightfully light yet filling. 

May your family enjoy these as much as we do! 

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Paleo Fruit and Citrus Muffins
Yields 12
A delightfully tangy and fresh grain-free muffin that goes together quickly and is sure to delight an entire crowd! Mix and match flavors to find your favorites!
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246 calories
20 g
93 g
18 g
4 g
3 g
79 g
161 g
12 g
0 g
15 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246
Calories from Fat 156
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 93mg
Sodium 161mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 12g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1/2c coconut flour
  2. 1/2 tsp salt
  3. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  4. 6 large eggs
  5. 1/2 c olive oil
  6. 1/2 c honey
  7. 1 c fruit/berry of choice (blueberry, cranberry, raspberry)
  8. 4 drops pure essential oil of choice (wild orange, lemon, lime) or 1 TBS zest (lemon, orange, lime)
  1. Preheat oven to 350f.
  2. Using a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, mix together coconut flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. Add in eggs, olive oil and honey. Mix until fully incorporated and no lumps remain.
  4. Fold in fruit of choice and either your essential oil of choice* or the citrus zest of your choice.
  5. Pour batter into lined muffin tins, approximately 1/4 c of batter per muffin.
  6. Bake at 350f for 20-25 minutes or until golden and firm in the center.
  7. Serve warm.
  1. Our favorite combinations are: Cranberry Wild Orange, Blueberry Lemon, Raspberry Lime. We have used this recipe with bananas as well, although they may require longer cooking times. This is a very versatile recipe, so have fun and enjoy!
  2. *Only use certified pure essential oils in this or any recipe. To learn more about where to buy oils that are safe to use, feel free to message me.
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Last, also head over to Gluten Free Easily and enter the giveaway for the daily prizes. There’s a new giveaway every single day during MMM! These giveaways include terrific cookbooks, resource books, subscriptions, and meal plans—ones that have probably been on your “wish list” for a while. There will be over 75 winners in March Muffin Madness, so be sure to enter both the grand prize giveaway and daily giveaway each day so you can be sure that you will be one of the winners!


  1. Can’t wait to try these, they sound delicious!

  2. These look great…I love the option to use essential oils to flavor them!

  3. I love paleo muffins, and while I often combine almond flour and coconut flour, sometimes I prefer to leave the almond out and just use coconut flour like you did in this recipe. It sounds really flavorful with the essential oil or zest.

    • 🙂 Thank you, Lina!!

      Mixing flours is very common in paleo/gluten free cooking…these work so well as is, and I like the fact that they’re naturally nut-free making them safe for my kids to bring to school, too.


  4. I’m going to make some for Easter Sunday

  5. Hey Sunny–Thanks again for participating in March Muffin Madness with this beautiful and delicious muffin recipe! I’m still marveling at how vibrant these babies look! I love the versatility of these muffins, too. Because I’m such a mood food gal and I bet a lot of other folks are, too. 🙂

    Hope you had a fabulous birthday, dear! xoxo,


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