Vanilla Fig Muffins

I’m back with more Figs!  I promise after this recipe I’ll give you all a break 🙂 BUT I just had to share these muffins to go with the Fig Jam I shared.


I don’t make muffins all that often because even though everyone says they love them, they get forgotten to get eaten.  So I end up eating more than I really want to.  I know, I know, I could freeze them but I always forget to do it 🙂


Plus, since I try to live a mostly Paleo lifestyle baked good/treats aren’t really something I like to keep in the house.  However, a paleofied treat is okay to have from time to time.  Which is how these came about.

When you have fruit that’s going bad what else do you do but make muffins!?!


Pretty, heart shaped Vanilla Fig Muffins!

Vanilla Fig Muffins

Vanilla Fig Muffins


  • 1 Cup Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla or optional 1/2 tsp. vanilla bean
  • 1/2 cup melted palm shortening
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup chopped figs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tin with baking cups.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and sea salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla, melted palm shortening, maple syrup and coconut sugar.
  4. Add the dry mixture into the wet and mix well.
  5. Gently fold in the figs.
  6. Scoop into muffin tins filling 3/4 of the way full.
  7. Top with a sliced fig then bake for 40-45 minutes.
  8. Smother with Fig and Chia Seed Jam then enjoy!



  • Do you like to freeze muffins?  
  • Do you keep baked goods in your house or limit them?  
  • Have you made a chia seed jam yet?  




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  1. Just found your blog! I love it! I live a mostly Paleo lifestyle as well, and I don’t like to keep baked goods around the house. But thankfully the only treats I crave anymore are paleo treats, especially around that time of the month. So that’s really the only time I do keep them :). And for the first time I just froze some, I just hate warming them up every time I want one haha I’d rather just grab and eat one.

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Glad you found me and thank you for reading! I’m like you and only crave Paleo treats now but still try not to keep them in the house all that often. I need to freeze them though. Not sure why but I always forget to do that!

  2. These sound really yummy!! Unfortunately, I have yet to find any sort of fresh figs around here – sad, because I really love them! I’m hoping when I come to CA next week I can find some fresh ones to enjoy. 😉 You guys have all the good stuff!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Wish I could ship you some. They ripen so quickly that they’d be mush by the time they got there. You’ll definitely get some fresh ones in CA!

  3. My husband just came home with a whole container of fresh figs and I’ve been trying to decide what to do with them… this recipe sounds perfect!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I came home with more figs from my moms and have been eating them with a spoonful of coconut butter. So good!