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Apple Crumble Muffins

Updated August 22, 2022
These vegan apple crumble muffins feature a soft and moist apple cake with a crunchy oat streusel topping.
Total Time 40 mins
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freshly baked apple crumble muffins

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but crumble-topped muffins are a strike of pure genius. And these apple crumble muffins feature a fluffy spiced apple cake with an oaty crumble topping. SWOON.

Why You’ll love this recipe:

  • It’s vegan-friendly (and therefore egg-free!)
  • The perfect cosy seasonal bake
  • It’s topped with streusel. WOOHOO.

How to make Vegan Apple Crumble Muffins

Prepare the muffin batter by mixing together the wet ingredients and gradually adding the dry ingredients (photos 1-2). Stir in the grated apple to complete the batter (photo 3).

Prepare the crumble topping in a small bowl (photo 4). Divide the muffin batter between muffin cases (photo 5) and top with the streusel (photo 6). Then bake until golden and devour!

Notes on this recipe

  • Opt for everyday apples over cooking apples in this recipe as the muffins have a short cooking time. My favourite options are Pink Lady and Royal Gala.
  • If you wish, you can prepare the crumble topping with vegan butter instead of coconut oil.
  • Grating the apple is essential for achieving the perfect texture and apple flavour. Don’t be tempted to slice it instead!
  • Make sure that you use rolled oats, as opposed to porridge oats, for the crumble topping. Rolled oats are a larger form of the oat, and hence give the topping more texture.
a small apple muffin on a plate

FAQ

Can I make these naturally sweetened?

Yes! Simply swap out the brown and caster sugar for equal quantities of date or coconut sugar.

How long do apple crumble muffins last?

Baked muffins will store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Do I have to make the crumble topping?

No, but it is highly recommended 🙂

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I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make it, please leave a rating + review below and share your photos on Instagram tagging #shivanilovesfood!

freshly baked apple crumble muffins
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5 from 4 votes

Apple Crumble Muffins

These vegan apple crumble muffins feature a soft and moist apple cake with a crunchy oat streusel topping.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, baking, vegan
Servings: 6 muffins
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Shivani Raja

Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz/ 100 grams Apple Sauce
  • ¼ cup/ 50 ml Sunflower Oil
  • ½ cup/ 50 grams Soft Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp/ 100 grams Self-Raising Flour
  • ¾ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Small Apple peeled + grated

For the crumble:

  • 4 tbsp/ 30 grams Plain Flour
  • 4 tbsp/ 30 grams Rolled Oats
  • 1 ½ tbsp/ 20 grams Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp/ 20 grams Caster Sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line a muffin pan with 6 muffin cases and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together the applesauce, sunflower oil and brown sugar with a wooden spoon.
  • Gradually add the flour, baking powder, and spices to the bowl, folding the mixture after each addition. Stir in the grated apple.
  • Divide the muffin mixture between the 6 muffin cases. Prepare the crumble in a small bowl by mixing together the ingredients with your fingers. Divide the crumble mixture evenly on top of the muffins.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the crumble is slightly golden. Leave to cool slightly before enjoying!

Shivani’s Tips

  • You want your grated apple to weigh between 60-80 grams. 
  • The muffins are best enjoyed warm from the oven, but will keep in a covered container for up to 5 days.
 

NUTRITION

Serving size: 1 muffin
Calories: 238kcal | Fat: 11.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 4mg | Carbohydrates: 31.8g | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 14.6g | Protein: 2.4g 

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12 thoughts on “Apple Crumble Muffins”

  1. Chef Markus Mueller

    I just went apple picking with the family, and now we have WAY to many apples haha! Great time to do some baking, and these look delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    You had me at apple crumble! I have an abundance of fresh apples right now since we went apple picking a few weeks ago. Perfect recipe to use some of them!

  3. 5 stars
    I love all things pumpkin this time of year, but apples still hold a special place in my heart. I have some friends with food sensitivities, and these would be perfect to make for them.

  4. 5 stars
    Is there anything better for a cool, fall breakfast?! These are seriously perfect, and it’s always so cool to me to see how vegan baked goods hold together without a single egg! Fabulous – especially the crumble. I will definitely be making these.

    1. Yes muffins for breakfast sounds perfect – how did this not cross my mind?! I used to bake a lot with eggs before I went vegan as I thought they were essential, but all you really need to substitute is mashed banana/applesauce for richness and a little extra baking powder for rise! I hope you enjoy these Savannah! x

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