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Vegan Apple Muffins (Bakery Style)

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If you’re looking for bakery flavor, try these vegan apple muffins. The cinnamon and apples are wrapped in a soft muffin with a perfect crunch streusel topping. 

Bakery Style vegan Apple Muffins

Look no further than these vegan muffins if you want something to make with apple season in full swing.

These are the best apple muffins, vegan or not! My husband and I couldn’t stop eating them.

They taste like they are straight from a bakery.

I had plans to give them away, but that just didn’t happen.

It has the perfect amount of apple flavor without being too overpowering, with a crusty cinnamon sugar top but perfectly moist muffins on the inside.

Now, don’t be alarmed when you’re making this batter. The batter is really thick! I was honestly worried they wouldn’t turn out, but sure enough, it turned into a great recipe with a great texture when baked.

This recipe is made with simple ingredients you likely already have on hand.

Vegan Apple Muffins Recipe Q&A

vegan apple muffins with a crumb topping

Can I use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil?

Yes, if you would prefer, you can use melted but room-temperature coconut oil.

Or, if you have mild cooking oil you prefer, feel free to use that instead.

What kind of apples is best for these muffins?

I would use fresh apples; I used gala because that’s what I almost always have on hand. 

I think soft apples work better than a granny smith because hard apples take a bit longer to cook.

What size should to apples be cut for the muffins?

You want them small enough that they cook through in a short amount of cooking time.

Some people like to do grated apples, I prefer the chunks of apple, but you could do one grated apple and one as apple pieces and mix them both into the batter.

Can I make these delicious muffins gluten-free?

You can swap out the regular flour for gluten-free flour in a 1:1 ratio to make these gluten-free muffins.

Can I make this oil-free?

You could use all applesauce instead of oil, but the flavor and texture won’t be as good. 

I would use half applesauce half oil if you feel it’s too much oil.

vegan apple streusel muffins

What ingredients do you need for these easy vegan apple muffins?

Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the full recipe.

  • brown sugar
  • white sugar
  • vegetable oil
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar)
  • applesauce
  • flax eggs
  • all purpose flour
  • diced apples
  • Topping
  • brown sugar
  • flour
  • cinnamon
  • cold vegan butter

How do you make these vegan apple muffins recipe?

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin pan (muffin tin) with 12 muffin liners (cupcake liners, same thing) or grease well and set it aside.

Get your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large bowl and an electric hand mixer.

mixing oil and sugars
Oil and sugars
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Mixing the oil and sugars

Add the sugar and oil to the bowl, and let mix on medium for about 1 minute.

Add most of your dry ingredients; your baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vinegar, and stir until well combined.

Now add your flax egg and stir until combined. Add the flour and applesauce, stir until mixed, and fold in the apples.

Thick vegan apple muffin batter
Thick apple muffin batter

This batter is very thick and weird. Take a large cookie scoop and scoop your apple muffin batter into the 12 cups evenly.

vegan apple muffin batter
precooked vegan apple streusel topping

Take a small bowl and combine your topping ingredients cutting in the vegan butter with a fork or pastry cutter until you have small crumbs for the topping.

Top each muffin with an even amount of topping.

Bake muffins in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes.

cooked vegan apple muffins

Mine were done at 19 minutes, don’t overbake.

Let cool on the cooling rack and serve. 

How do you serve vegan apple cinnamon muffins?

These are best served the day they are made but still taste good if properly stored for about 3 days.

These work great for a quick breakfast, snack, or special apple treat the whole family will love.

vegan apple muffin recipe

How do you store muffins?

Let these cool completely before adding them to an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days for the best flavor.

Can you freeze muffins?

Yes, these freeze well. Let cool to room temperature, then place in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To eat, let defrost on the counter, then heat at 50% power in the microwave for a few seconds.

Want some more vegan muffin recipes?

Want some other vegan apple recipes?

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Amazing Vegan Apple Muffins

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 19 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes

These vegan apple crumb muffins taste like a delicious muffin donut. They are easy to make and taste like they are from a bakery.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 apples, skinned and chopped into chunks

Topping

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 TB flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 TB cold vegan butter

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin tin with 12 liners or grease well and set it aside.
  2. Get your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large bowl and a hand electric mixer. Add the sugar and oil in the bowl, and let mix on medium for about 1 minute. Add your baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vinegar, and stir until well combined. Now add your flax egg and stir until combined. Add the flour and applesauce, stir until mixed, and fold in the apples.
  3. This batter is very thick and weird. Take a large cookie scoop and scoop your apple muffin batter into the 12 cups evenly.
  4. Take a small bowl and combine your topping ingredients cutting in the vegan butter with a fork or pastry cutter until you have small crumbs for the topping. Top each muffin with an even amount of topping.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes. Mine were done at 19 minutes, don't over bake.
  6. Let cool on the cooling rack and serve.

Notes

See the blog post for the recipe Q&A

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 201mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g

The calories are computer generated and may not be 100% accurate.

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