Zesty Margarita Muffins {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

Typically, the February weather around here can be cold, snowy and even a little depressing.  Lately though, we have been experiencing record temps and more sun than we see in the summer. I realized that probably isn’t the best thing since it’s due to global warming and all but as someone who gets a little SAD (suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder), I can’t help but make the most of it. 

Not only has it made my half marathon training runs more enjoyable but it’s also left me craving springtime HARD including all the flavors that come along with it….like margaritas. 

While some of you might equate margaritas to summer, I typically think of spring, Cinco de Mayo and all the winter thaw that comes along with it (we don’t typically thaw out from winter until May around here….true story) which is what inspired me to whip up these Paleo friendly, gluten and dairy free MARGARITA MUFFINS! 

Party Perfect Margarita Muffins! {Allergy friendly, gluten free, dairy free and paleo friendly}

They’re quite similar to my Mimosa Muffins I made a while back except that I swapped the orange for lime and the champagne glaze for tequila….and they’re pretty badass. 

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Zesty Margarita Muffins {GF, Dairy Free, Paleo Friendly}



For the muffins

  • 2 cups almond flour
  •  1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt 
  • zest of one lime
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 4 tbsp raw honey 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice

For the tequila glaze: 



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease or line muffin tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda, salt and lime zest. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract and lime juice. 
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. 
  4. Spoon or scoop batter into muffin tin.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. 
  6. While muffins are baking, prepare the glaze.  In a small saucepan, bring tequila and honey crystals to a boil then reduce to simmer for about 10 minutes while stirring frequently. 
  7. Remove from heat and spoon glaze over muffins while cooling.  Sprinkle extra honey crystals on top for a “sparkle”, if desired. 
  8. Serve and enjoy 
You might also like:  Baked Herbes de Provence Cod with Spinach & Sundried Tomatoes

This will be one of the last weeks that Rachel from Running on Happy will be co-hosting the Meatless Monday linkup with me (sad face).  While I hate to see her go, I am very excited to welcome Dixya from Food Pleasure Health as my newest co-hostess starting next Monday!

In the meantime, if you have a meatless recipe you’d like to share, be sure to linkup with myself and Running On Happy today! 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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angela @ happy fit mama
Reply February 27, 2017

You had me at margarita!!! Lol. But seriously, these look and sound amazing and would probably be delicious with a real margarita. :)

Susie @ Suzlyfe
Reply February 27, 2017

I will take my margs any and every way that I can get them! The bust cupcake I've ever had was a margarita cupcake, actually. Bring on the muffin version!

Reply February 27, 2017

Oh those looks so delicious . . . that glaze!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply February 27, 2017

You KNOW I need these in my life. OMG!!!
Also - tried to link up but it's not going through for some reason :( :(

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply February 27, 2017

YUM! What a great recipe!!!! They look so tasty!

Reply February 27, 2017

Yum! These sound fabulous! I need these muffins in my life!
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Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply February 27, 2017

Tequila glaze! Now that is creative my friend nice :) Happy Meatless Monday
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Reply February 27, 2017

YUM! These look great!

Jamie King
Reply February 27, 2017

You had me at margarita....

Reply February 27, 2017

These look amazing, I'll take one please!
Pinned and can't wait to try them.

Reply February 27, 2017

I'm so sad this is our last linkup together! It's been fun. :)

And THIS recipe looks amazing. Yum!!

Reply February 27, 2017

These sound so festive and fun! Yum!

Reply February 28, 2017

Yum- I love lime flavored anything and these look terrific- I have never tried the honey crystals, but I will look out for them to make these!
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GiGi Eats
Reply February 28, 2017

YOU KNOW what I am about to say - GRAIN FREE FOR THE WIN!

Harry@Good health
Reply March 1, 2017

They look yummy!!! I will choose it for the dessert for my family reunion party tomorrow. They will love it. Thanks!
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jill conyers
Reply March 1, 2017

Tequila glaze is brilliant especially if you love margaritas. Pinning for menu planning.

Reply March 4, 2017

While you've been getting hit with spring, we've been getting hit with so much rain. I suffer from SAD and it's been rough. I think making these muffins would help anyone break out of a funk though! How fun =)

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