best vegan apple muffins

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Vegan Apple Muffins

In this article you will find a delicious and fall inspired Vegan Apple Muffin Recipe that you will absolutely love!

They’ll be the perfect Thanksgiving dessert, snack around the house, or just something sweet when you get the craving! They aren’t completely plant-based, but they are 100% vegan.

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Even my husband couldn’t get enough of them!

And that’s really says something, he usually passes on anything I make, especially if I tell him it’s vegan! (Watch THIS if you don’t believe me!)

So, gather up your little baking helpers (or your children old enough to help), and you may want to double the recipe!!

*This post has been updated, original post date was back in 2017. In fact, it was the FIRST recipe I ever created myself and the FIRST recipe I posted on this website!

THIS was the recipe that inspired me to start developing recipes almost 5 years ago!

These muffins are also a part of the A to Z healthy snack series that you can check out here that was created to help my two oldest daughters eat healthier and become less picky eaters when I first got to start working from home.

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Before you get started making the BEST Apple Vegan Muffins out there…

  • Gather all of the ingredients and the utensils you will need;
  • measuring cups/spoons
  • mixing bowl
  • spoon
  • something to cook the muffins in (like these silicone baking cups that I use)

The baking cups are so much easier to use than a muffin tin, and you can bake however many muffins you want without having to put water in the empty spaces. I literally threw my muffin tin out when I bought my silicone baking cups, that’s how much I love and trust these. Plus, they come in fun colors and shapes. I have regular round ones and heart shaped ones.

This recipe is super simple, the only thing you have to worry about as far as the order of ingredients goes, is to mix dry ingredients together first, then add in all of the wet ingredients; one bowl.

Simple as that!

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Let’s Start Baking these Vegan Apple Cinnamon Muffins

First things first; make your flax egg (combine 1 tbsp flax meal with 2.5 tbsp water and let sit for five minutes), and preheat the oven to 350F.

Then you can start by mixing together the dry ingredients;

  • coconut sugar
  • oat flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • cinnamon

If you don’t know how to make oat flour, it’s easy. Just blend oats (I use old fashioned oats) in a highspeed blender (this is what I have) or a food processor (mine is here).

Then add in:

  • flax egg
  • vanilla
  • melted coconut oil

The next step is to peel and cut up the apples. You’ll want to make sure you cut them quite small.

Add the diced apple in with the other ingredients and mix well.

Scoop the mixture into the silicone baking cups, or your muffin tin.

If you’re using muffin tins, make sure you don’t just place the mix into it without muffin tin liners, they may stick. That’s another plus with the silicone baking cups, nothing sticks to them!! You don’t even need to grease them, just fill them and when they’re done baking they pop right out when cool. These muffins crumble a little too, so it’ll be less messy with the silicone baking cups.

Then mix together some brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle it on top of the muffins.

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Vegan Apple Muffins

Shawna Clapper
Warm & delicious, these are the perfect sweet snack you've been looking for this fall season! Your kids will thank you!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal mixed with 2 1/2 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 cups chopped apples (about 3 apples)

Optional topping:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Mix together all dry ingredients. (Grind oats and flax seeds if you haven't already)
  • Then make the flax egg by combining the flax seed meal and water and let sit for about 5 minutes. Also preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Next, add all wet ingredients to the bowl with dry ingredients.
  • Then, chop up the apples into small pieces and add those in.
  • Scoop mixture into muffin tin or baking cups.
  • Optional: mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle  over the muffins.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. These muffins are crumbly and may not look done after the 20 minutes, but they are! Just let cool and enjoy!


*This recipe makes about 18 muffins
Keyword apple muffins, cinnamon, crumble topping, flaxseed, fruit, vegan dessert

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Cranberry Apple Muffins

The Best Vegan Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe

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How to Make Healthy Apple Nachos

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