Healthy Cinnamon Bun Muffins Recipe

December 25, 2014 Updated: July 15, 2016

By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body

Cinnamon buns…don’t even get me started on the smell and taste of what has got to be in my top 3 childhood memories. The sensational smell of cinnamon and sugar, and smothering the end product with some butter…gahhh. I want them now. Let’s get on with this slightly modified cinnamon bun recipe.


The purpose of this recipe is fairly simple…create a healthier cinnamon bun without any sacrifice in smell or flavour. A simple adjustment in flour, milk, and sugar and you have a snack that is much easier on your digestive system.

Don’t worry…the family will have no clue its healthier and you will look like a baking champion.

Equipment Required

  • Hand blender
  • Muffin tin



  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda (aluminum free)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut syrup


  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp coconut syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine muffin dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and use mixer to blend well.
  • Fill muffin or cupcake liners about 3/4 of the way with batter.
  • Drip cinnamon topping over top of each muffin. Some will sink into batter, and you can poke with a toothpick to get more to sink in if desired.
  • Bake for 20 mins, or until a toothpick inserted into centre of cupcake comes out clean.
  • Let cool, and store in refrigerator or freezer.


  •  Great for a quick breakfast treat, or snack. Try not to inhale them. Chew slowly.

*Image of “cinnamon muffin” via Shutterstock