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Vegan Apple Muffins

These easy to make vegan Apple Streusel Muffins are moist, soft, and delicious! They are loaded with apple pieces and topped with a mouth-watering crumble and a sugar-free icing! Not only are these vegan muffins gluten-free, but they are also much healthier than regular apple crumb muffins! Furthermore, they are freezer-friendly and also perfect for meal prep!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8


Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) plant-based milk (****)
  • 3 tbsp aquafaba (chickpea brine) (*****)
  • 1/2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups (180 g) apples chopped into small pieces




  • I recommend using a kitchen scale for this recipe.
  • Process oats and shredded unsweetened coconut (separately) in a coffee/spice grinder or in a blender.
  • For the crumble/streusel topping: Simply mix all crumble/streusel ingredients in a small bowl with a fork. Set aside.
  • Next, peel and chop 1-2 apples (for this recipe you will need 1 1/2 cups of small apple pieces).
  • Now make "vegan buttermilk" by mixing the plant-based milk with vinegar and aquafaba (chickpea brine). If you don't have a can of chickpeas at home, you can use applesauce instead. Set aside.
  • Line a muffin tin with liners or grease the inside of each cup with coconut oil (or use a silicone muffin mold as I did) and preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a bowl or food processor mix/process the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and whisk/stir/process until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the muffin mold (only 2/3 full). Then add about 1 tbsp of small apple pieces on top. Carefully press the apples into the batter and top with the streusel.
  • Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out almost clean (can still be crumbly but not wet!).
  • Let the muffins cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, you can make the icing by simply mixing the two ingredients in a small bowl until you have a runny glaze.
  • Drizzle the icing on top of each muffin and enjoy your delicious apple streusel muffins!


  • *To make your own oat flour, simply process oats in a blender or electric coffee/spice grinder.
  • You can try using buckwheat flour for a grain-free version. Also, regular flour or spelt flour (for a non-gluten-free version) should work in this recipe (I haven't tried it myself though).
  • **Granulated sweetener: You can use brown sugar, Erythritol, Xylitol (birch sugar), coconut sugar, etc.
  • ***You can use ground nuts (e.g. finely ground almonds/almond flour) instead of shredded unsweetened coconut.
  • ****I used canned coconut milk. You can use any other dairy-free milk in this recipe. The higher the fat content, the better the muffins will taste.
  • *****Aquafaba is the liquid which is in each can of chickpeas. It's an egg replacer but you could use applesauce instead.
  • Don't forget to check out my other muffin recipes, like these Sweet Potato Muffins and these Vegan Chocolate Muffins.
  • Recipe makes 8-9 muffins. Nutrition facts are for one muffin made with coconut sugar and Erythritol (for the icing).
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Apple Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 67
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.4g11%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3.2g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.