Apple Crumble Muffins – Gluten Free, Vegan, & Refined Sugar Free

These gluten free and vegan Apple Crumble Muffins are the perfect breakfast treat for Fall!  The sweet crumble topping combined with the warm apple cinnamon flavor is delicious! 

These gluten free and vegan Apple Crumble Muffins are the perfect breakfast treat for Fall! The sweet crumble topping combined with the warm apple cinnamon flavor is delicious! #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #muffins #fall #recipes
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I’m SOO excited to be sharing my first Fall recipe of the year!  

To start the season off right I’ve decided to share my recipe for Apple Crumble Muffins.  

They are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and the PERFECT muffin for Fall!   

You guys…these muffins are AMAZING!    

I’m starting to modify some of my tried and true recipes that I’ve been making for years now to come up with new delicious recipes.

My theory is, if you have a recipe that is awesome then it will probably be a great starting point for new recipes like it.

These gluten free and vegan Apple Crumble Muffins are the perfect breakfast treat for Fall! The sweet crumble topping combined with the warm apple cinnamon flavor is delicious! #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #muffins #fall #recipes

I just recently did this with my Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe using my Banana Bread recipe as the base.  It worked beautifully.    

So for this recipe, I wanted to use a muffin recipe I already had as a starting point.  

I thought my Blueberry Muffin recipe would be a perfect base for this Apple Crumble Muffin recipe.    

To test out my theory, I made my blueberry muffins but used chopped apples instead of the blueberries and added some cinnamon.      

I’ve made streusel/crumble topping for a bunch of recipes now so I decided to just use a version of that to make the crumble topping for these muffins.     

My house smelled WONDERFUL while these apple crumble muffins were baking.  

That’s one of the awesome things about Fall recipes, you always get that warm cinnamon spice smell when you bake.

These gluten free and vegan Apple Crumble Muffins are the perfect breakfast treat for Fall! The sweet crumble topping combined with the warm apple cinnamon flavor is delicious! #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #muffins #fall #recipes

I’m so happy with how these apple crumble muffins turned out.  The sweet crumble topping combined with the warm apple cinnamon flavor is just so delicious! 

I’m pretty sure these muffins will become a weekly occurrence this Fall in my house.  They are that good!  

What are some of your favorite Fall recipes? 

It is officially Fall in our house (whether my husband is ready for it or not haha!), so I have a bunch of other delicious Fall recipes headed your way soon! 

I hope you love these Apple Crumble Muffins as much as my family does!

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These gluten free and vegan Apple Crumble Muffins are the perfect breakfast treat for Fall! The sweet crumble topping combined with the warm apple cinnamon flavor is delicious! #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #muffins #fall #recipes

Apple Crumble Muffins – Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free

  • Author: Morgan | Just What We Eat
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

These gluten free and vegan Apple Crumble Muffins are the perfect breakfast treat for Fall!  The sweet crumble topping combined with the warm apple cinnamon flavor is just so delicious! 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup (167g) all purpose gluten free flour (I use “Better Batter“)
  • 1 cup (116g) gluten free oat flour (or sorghum flour)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum (omit if your gluten free flour already contains xanthan gum)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dairy free milk of choice (I use “So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk”)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (avocado oil works as well)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups apple, peeled and chopped

Crumble Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar, packed (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted (I use “Earth Balance Soy Free Vegan Buttery Sticks”)
  • 2/3 cup gluten free all purpose flour (I use “Better Batter“)

Icing Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar or substitute (I use “Swerve” powdered sweetener)
  • 12 tbsp dairy free milk (I use “So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk”)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all of the crumble topping ingredients except for the flour.  Stir to combine.
  3. Use a rubber spatula to mix in the flour.  The topping should be thick and crumbly. 
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together gluten free all-purpose flour, gluten free oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and xanthan gum (if your flour doesn’t contain it).
  5. Add the remaining muffin ingredients except for the apples to the bowl and stir until combined.
  6. Fold the apples into the batter and fill each muffin tin about 3/4 of the way full.
  7. Add the crumble topping to each muffin and press gently to make sure the crumble sticks to the muffins while they bake.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  9. Allow the muffins to cool completely before eating.

Notes

For the best results, I recommend weighing your flour for this recipe.  This is the inexpensive scale I use. Not everyone measures flour the same and in gluten free baking the amount flour can change the texture of the baked goods.

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