Spiced Apple Muffins - Gluten Free, Grain Free

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A lot of our customers come to us for their apples to enjoy as a naturally gluten free treat. But, we are always excited when we are able to find a baking recipe that utilizes apples!

The original recipe was posted on The Nourishing Gourmet back in 2009 and we are so happy we found it. We used Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour. Be very careful with the salt on the recipe, we slipped a bit on the salt on our first attempt and, oh boy!

For an apple choice in this recipe, we would suggest Jonagold or Honeycrisp. Gluten free recipes can feel dry so using an apple with more juice will help keep these muffins moist. Jonagolds and Honeycrisps also have a good sweet/tart balance to help counteract the sweetness of the coconut flour.

If you wanted to tweak this recipe to make it vegan, substitute chia seed “eggs” and maple syrup for the honey. We did not try this variation so comment below if you do and let us know how it went!

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Some other items in are store that are also gluten free include our cider, apple cider slushies, caramel apples, and gluten free pies! If you have another apple related recipe that is gluten free, please let us know!

Be sure to tag us in your spiced apple muffin adventures on Instagram and Facebook and tag us @oregonheritagefarms when you do!

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Spiced Apple Muffins - Gluten, Dairy, Grain Free

Oregon Heritage Farms

  • prep time: 10 minutes
  • cook time: 28 minutes
  • total time: 40 minutes

Servings: Ten Muffins


  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/3 c coconut oil
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 small Oregon Heritage Farms apples, peeled and grated


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Combine coconut flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt cocout oil and honey until just melted. Let cool. Add eggs and whisk ingredients together.
  4. Pour liquids into dry ingredients. Add apple. Combine well.
  5. Scoop into 10 muffin tins and bake for 23-28 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
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We Made A GIF!

We made a GIF! We were having some fun with a photoshoot for our Family Blend Apple Cider and decided to make a GIF! You can find the GIF hosted at this website. You can download it to share with all of your friends or to show excitement for the beginning of fall. Our apples are ripening well and we look forward to announcing an opening date soon! Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on Instagram, and like us on Facebook for the most up to date information!


Oregon Heritage Farm's Cider!

Oregon Heritage Honored with Agricultural Achievement Award

Oregon Heritage Farms Award Photo

On Thursday, May 9th, 2019, Oregon Heritage Farms accepted the Agricultural Achievement Award presented by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. We are proud to be recognized by our community!

Robert McLennan received the award for the family. In his speech, he spoke about the hard work that goes into producing our apples and recognized the team effort it takes. He also welcomed everyone out to the farm this fall.

Thank you to the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and the members of the Hillsboro community for their continued support! We look forward to seeing you all at the orchard this fall.

Want to learn more about our orchard or follow our fall activities? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram!

Benefit Dinner Overlooking the Apple Orchard

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Oregon Heritage Farms is excited to partner with the Healing Hunter Foundation to host A Midsummer’s Night Feast: A Farm Fresh Dinner in the Apple Orchard.

Join us for an incredible dining experience overlooking the Apple Orchard featuring fresh, locally sourced, handcrafted foods prepared by the Field & Vine Culinary Team. Pleasantly please your taste buds, sip on lavish libations and enjoy friends, family and neighbors in an unforgettable Scholls Valley setting.

The full menu will be available via social media the week of the event, and are subject to change based on seasonal availability of the best ingredients.

Only 150 Seats available. (Tickets Non-Refundable)

Price includes 3-5 courses served family-style dinner and accompanying drink pairings, tax and gratuity.

Official Sponsors:
Wild Roots Spirits - Official Vodka
Oregonic Tonic Kombucha - Official Kombucha
Copper Blossom Design - Official Florist
Twinkle Trees - Official Decor
Royal Restrooms Portland - Official Restroom
Oak Knoll Winery

Please take note of the following policies before purchasing your tickets:

- Menu substitutions are politely declined.
- Special dietary accommodations are not available.
- Our dinner is not suitable for children or youth under the age of 21.
- Refunds are not available.
- If you'd like to give your seats to friends, please send us an email with their names.
- Dinner will be held rain or shine. Please bring or wear the appropriate attire.
- We offer a vegetarian option for the main course only, please e-mail your request to ldthawley@gmail.com

Please direct all of your questions to us by email at ldthawley@gmail.com | 971.249.2990

2019 Bloom

Our apple orchard is in full bloom! The sound of bees buzzing is hard to escape when you walk outside!

Bloom is a busy time for the farm as we wrap up pruning, prep for spring planting, and see the beginnings of what our crop is going to be for the year.

Bees get ready for a busy day at the orchard.

Bees get ready for a busy day at the orchard.

We count every single bud on a random sample of trees to help us prepare to manage crop load. Just like people, apple trees want to take on too much. So, we need to help them grow the perfect amount they can handle by thinning out the crop.

No matter what, our apple orchard looks forward to welcoming everyone back this fall!

Winter Apple Orchard Projects 2018

Here at Oregon Heritage Farms, we get asked a lot about what we do in the off season. The term “off season” is misleading. The end of December is our slowest time as we recoup but then in January we pick back up! The apple orchard needs constant care and attention to prep it for next year. From pruning, to cleaning up the orchard floor, to managing pests, and cultivating relationships with our customers, there is always something to do on an apple orchard.

Our handy excavator making quick work of our old pear orchard.

Our handy excavator making quick work of our old pear orchard.

One of the big projects we are working on is taking out our pear orchard right by the farm store. The trees were getting too old to bear quality fruit so it was time to say goodbye. Luckily, it is right by our farm store and we have something fun planned for the space that we think the whole family will enjoy!

Behind the now-removed pear orchard, we have also began prepping the land to plant more apples! A new apple orchard is always exciting at Oregon Heritage Farms. This orchard will be more of our favorite Buckeye Gala apples and will be planted this Spring. It will have its first harvest in 2021. We’ll be sure to share more photos of how we plant and train our orchards.

We hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!