These vegan apple muffins are not only delicious but have the best texture. No one will guess they are healthy and gluten-free!
It’s amazing how you can use simple whole food ingredients to make a treat that not only tastes good but has great texture! It’s all about the science of how things interact. And this one interacted with my mouth quite well…
The ingredients in this recipe are simple, easy to find and whole food based. They also don’t include any dairy or gluten!
- Apple sauce
- Dairy free milk
- Maple syrup
- Oat & almond flour
How to Make Apple Muffins
Gone are the days of spending hours upon hours baking delicious homemade muffins, these bad boys are ready start to finish in only 30 minutes! Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Mix up the dry ingredients.
- Stir in the wet ingredients.
- Mix in the apples.
- Pour into the muffin tin and add toppings.
- Bake, cool, enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
For best results, keep the following in mind:
- Make sure to peel your apples, no one wants skin in their muffins! The easiest way to do this is using a vegetable peeler.
- When chopping the apples, try to keep the pieces a uniform size, that way they’ll cook evenly.
- If you’re not using muffin tin liners make sure to prepare the pan. I prefer to use some coconut oil spray to coat the tin so the muffins don’t stick.
- These muffins will stay fresh on the counter in an airtight container for a couple days.
- For the best texture you need accuracy with the flours. Which is why I include precise weights. If you don’t have a scale, then you can purchase this fairly inexpensive one.
- If you prefer to measure, then measure the flours by scooping your measuring cup into the flour versus spooning it into it. This is how I measured when getting my weights.
If you’re a plain Jane, these muffins are perfectly delicious all on their own. However, if you’re an elaborate Janet and want to dress them up here’s some optional topping ideas:
- Sliced apples
- Coconut sugar
Yes! You can freeze for up to 3 months. For best results, wrap each cooled muffin in foil or freezer wrap before sealing in a freezer safe bag or container.
Frozen muffins can be thawed on the counter. Or, place unwrapped muffin on a plate and microwave for 30 seconds. You can also wrap in foil and bake at 350° F / 177° C for 10-15 minutes.
Choosing the type of apple to use is a personal preference. If you want a sweeter result, use a sweeter apple like a Fuji or Gala.
Some are juicier than others so may release more liquid as they bake. Since the texture of baked goods relies heavily on ratio of liquid to dry, dab your chopped apples with a paper towel if they release too much liquid as you chop.
This recipe goes to show, yes you can! Applesauce adds wonderful moisture to muffins. It also helps to sweeten the flavor so you can avoid refined sugar!
It depends on the recipe you use. Muffins that contain a lot of oils or refined sugars are not healthy. Because this recipe avoids those ingredients, it’s a healthy alternative to your standard muffin.
More Apple Recipes
If you love this recipe and want to bake more with apples, here are some other ideas!
- Healthy Vegan Apple Crisp
- Healthy Vegan Baked Apples
- Vegan Apple Cinnamon Roses
- Vegan Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Scones
- Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Oat Blender Muffins
Healthy Vegan Apple Muffins
- 24 long slices of apple
- 8 teaspoons coconut sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 F/ 175 C.
- Put flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Whisk well to remove clumps and combine.
- Make a well in the middle and add milk, apple sauce, maple syrup and apple cider vinegar.
- Stir to get everything mixed well.
- Add apples and fold in.
- Pour into a prepared muffin tin (I use a little coconut oil spray and rub it around).
- If using toppings, sprinkle on the sugar and place the sliced apples in (see photos).
- Bake for 18-20 minutes. Until they are just browning on the edges and a toothpick comes out dry with crumbs on it.
- The topping is optional but makes a pretty end result. You can use one or the other or both.
- Nutrition facts don’t include the optional toppings.
Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.