Paleo Persimmon Walnut Mini Muffins

By: Cassy Joy Garcia

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Looking for a seasonal paleo snack that doesn’t taste TOO healthy? I’ve got just the recipe!

Muffins are one of the baked goods that haunt me. They’re everywhere! They’re also usually disguised as “healthy” with fresh fruits and enticing crumbly sugary toppings.

Because I’m a believer in “all things in moderation,” I set out to make a healthier muffin … miniaturized. The mini muffins size makes it easy to pop a few in your bag on your way to work and enjoy when your mid morning or afternoon cravings hit.

I’m also a big believer in cooking/baking with seasonal ingredients. Persimmons are a gorgeous winter fruit; and technically, they’re considered a berry. They’re sweet and have a texture somewhat similar to a tomato/papaya (I know – weird description, but that’s all I got). When shopping, go for the persimmons with the deepest red color. They can usually be found between October and February.

I combined the tiny chopped persimmons with chopped walnuts. The flavor and texture is incredible. An even bigger feat, they’re 3 y/o taste approved. Now I feel like I’ve made it.

Because I couldn’t find mini cupcake liners, I made my own with small squares of parchment paper. They worked really well!

Hope you enjoy this beautiful seasonal baked good! I’ll be back before too long with some of my favorite healthier Holiday sweets recipes.

paleo persimmon muffins



paleo persimmon muffin batter


paleo persimmon muffin batter

paleo persimmon muffins


Paleo Persimmon Walnut Mini Muffins

These tasty mini muffins use seasonal fruit to whip up a great on-the-go snack.

  • Author: Amber Goulden
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 36 mini muffins 1x


  • 3 cups Sifted Almond Meal
  • 1 cup Chopped Persimmons (about 2 persimmons worth)
  • ½ cup Chopped Walnuts
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Liquid Coconut Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • ¾ cup Water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line your mini muffin pan with mini muffin liners or parchment paper squares cut to about 3 inch square.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together (almond meal, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon).
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together (honey, oil, almond extract, egg, and water).
  5. Create a crater in the center of the almond flour mixture.
  6. Pour the completely mixed wet ingredient mixture into the crater.
  7. Using a fork, start stirring the wet ingredients into the dry from the inside out.
  8. Keep stirring until you achieve an even consistency.
  9. If the texture is too dry, add small amounts of water at a time until it is sticky.
  10. Add the walnuts then persimmons and stir together.
  11. Spoon about 1 tablespoon-sized dollop into each mini muffin liner.
  12. Bake for 15 minutes.
  13. Let cool for at least 5 minutes, then ENJOY!


  • Serving Size: 1 mini muffin
  • Calories: 95 Calories
  • Sugar: 4.2 g Sugar
  • Fat: 7 g Fat
  • Protein: 2.7 g Protein

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  1. paleoinpdx says:

    Ooo, I want to try this! I actually just tried a persimmon for the first time a couple weeks ago (the firm variety that starts with an “F”). It was so good! Which variety did you use?

  2. fedandfit says:

    Awesome! These are Fuyu Persimmons 🙂

  3. adela says:

    Thank you for sharing your recipes!! They are a huge contribution to our healthy living lifestyle!! Another success here. These were awesome!

    1. Cassy says:

      I’m so happy to hear that, Adela!! Thank you!

  4. Adela Isakovic says:


    Love these. However, they must be baked much longer then 15. It’s more like 22-24. Just thought I share my experience. Love them every time I make them.

  5. Martha J Uribe says:

    I too love this recipe! I baked these beauties in mini muffin cup-lined silicone baking pans, on a sturdy baking sheet for ease of in-oven handling. I utilized the 24-minute baking time suggested in the comments, passed the clean toothpick test, then removed from the oven and let them rest at least 10 minutes before removing the muffins from their pans. They were luscious moist and tasty. One comment, I did not see on the recipe when to add cinnamon, so I added it to the dry ingredient bowl. Thank you so much for contributing to my new food recipe adventure. This recipe is a KEEPER!!

  6. fyre says:

    This has been my go to persimmon recipe for the last several years. My family loves these muffins!! I wanted to add that the cinnamon I add with the dry ingredients and I make sure my honey is warm and liquid before adding and it makes everything so smooth!!
    My friends even expect these around the holidays now!!!

    1. Brandi Schilhab says:

      So glad everyone loves these! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  7. pamela woodard says:

    you did not say to add the cinnamon! so it got left out they still taste good

    1. Brandi Schilhab says:

      Oh no! So sorry about that, Pamela. We’re glad you still enjoyed them!

  8. Cynthia says:

    I absolutely LOVE this recipe! The perfect amount of sweetness without being too sweet! After trying this recipe as muffins several times, I’m trying it as a loaf tonight. Fingers crossed it goes well. Thanks so much for such a delicious way to bake these beautiful persimmons.

    1. Brandi Schilhab says:

      Awesome! I hope it came out beautifully!