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Vegan Gluten-free Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Made with whole grain flour and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup, these moist and nutritious muffins are the perfect treat to bake on a chilly fall weekend!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 muffins
Calories: 184kcal


  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk see notes
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetend applesauce
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons drippy almond butter or melted coconut oil
  • cups oat flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 granny smith apple diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Maple Sea Salt Granola for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F then lightly grease a muffin tin for 10 muffins.
  • In a small bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon ground flax with 3 tablespoons water. Set aside to thicken.
  • In a large bowl, combine the milk, apple cider vinegar, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla, and almond butter (if using coconut oil, add to bowl when you add dry ingredients). Whisk until smooth.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together oat flour, almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the diced apple and stir to coat.
  • Next add the dry ingredients and the flax egg to the bowl with the wet, folding together as you combine. If you're using coconut oil instead of almond butter, add it now. You want to make sure there isn't any flour left that needs to be incorporated but also fold just until everything is combined, being careful not to overstir.
  • Scoop the batter into the greased muffin so that each is about 3/4 of the way full. Arrange extra diced apple on top of each one then sprinkle with granola. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden on the edges and firm on top. Allow to cool completely before serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refridgerator for up to 1 week.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg