Soft and fluffy muffins, full of chunky apples and cinnamon spice! These vegan apple cinnamon muffins are delicious and even better finished with a streusel topping!
It’s apple muffin time! You all really seem to love my healthy banana muffins. So, today apple muffins are joining the club! And not just any apple muffins either. Oh no, these vegan apple cinnamon muffins are big bakery-style muffins are filled with juicy apples, apple cider, and topped with a crunchy apple streusel.
It’s the first official day of fall, which is a good enough reason for me to celebrate with these vegan apple cinnamon muffins!
Vegan muffins made with applesauce
These vegan apple cinnamon muffins use both apple sauce and apple cider! Which means they are super soft, moist, and contain less oil. Apple sauce is one of those amazing ingredients that can be used in recipes to reduce the oil and help to naturally sweeten treats too!
When choosing an apple cider for this recipe, please choose one that isn’t too sugary. I used a local apple cider but you could even make your own homemade apple cider or purchase one from the supermarket.
Healthy Apple Muffin Notes
- These apple streusel muffins taste even better if you can let them rest a few hours! I know they are tempting to eat, but trust me give them 4 hours of cooling and wow, they will rock your world!
- A smear of almond or peanut butter takes these muffins to the next level.
- I have tried these made with coconut sugar as well and they are delicious too!
Baking Tips for Success
How to Measure Flour
The way you measure flour is super important! It’s something that took me far too long to learn and so I’m here to hopefully spare you the mishaps that I had to go through. If you measure incorrectly you can end up with way too much flour which makes your muffins dry, dense, and flavorless. The two best ways to measure flour is by weight if you have a kitchen scale, and the spoon and level method:
- Fork the flour to loosen any clumps.
- Spoon your flour into the measuring cup with a large spoon. DO NOT scoop up the flour directly from the bag with the measuring cup.
- Using the back of a knife level off the top of the measuring cup. Repeat as necessary.
How to Mix the Batter
Lucky for you, this batter is so easy to mix by hand. It whips up easy so, don’t overthink it! I recommend stirring the batter by hand vs. using an electric mixer because it’s very easy to over stir, which creates a tough muffin. So if you want a light, fluffy, and irresistible muffin, please follow the recipe below!
How to make bakery-style muffins
This recipe is for jumbo bakery-style muffins! They are made in a large muffin pan and therefore take a bit longer to bake. To give them a perfect top, add a streusel topping made from brown sugar, butter, oats, and cinnamon. Sprinkle it on top for a perfect crunch with every bite!
The next tip if you don’t have large muffin liners simply cut parchment paper into 4×2 inch pieces. Layer two on top of each other into the muffin tin and place a cup inside to weigh down the paper while you make the batter. Fill the homemade parchment paper liners with batter and bake those apple cinnamon streusel muffins to perfection!
How to store vegan apple cinnamon muffins
Like I said before, these muffins get better after they sit for a while so let them fully cool before enjoying them! They will stay fresh for 5 days in an airtight container. You can also wrap them individually in food saver wrap and place them in a freezer safe bag. They can be frozen for up to 3+ months!
Please let me know how you like these muffins in the comments. I love hearing from you!
Apple Cinnamon Muffin RecipePrint
Big bakery-style apple cider cinnamon muffins with brown sugar streusel topping! These soft and fluffy jumbo muffins are full of juicy apples, cinnamon spice, and are perfect for fall!
- 1 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Ener-g egg replacer with two tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/3 cup apple sauce
- 1 cup sliced apples
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cinnamon Streusel Topping:
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 old fashion oats
- 2 tablespoons vegan butter melted
- Start by lining the cupcake pan with parchment paper or liners. If you are using a standard cupcake pan please see the adjusted cook time below*
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- In a large bowl mix together the egg replacer with water, whisk and set aside for 5 min.
- In a medium-sized bowl combine all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
- In the large bowl used to make the egg replacer, combine all the wet ingredients: apple cider, apple sauce, butter, brown sugar, cane sugar, and vanilla extract.
- Slice the apples into small pieces and add to the large bowl with the apple cider mix.
- Combine the dry flour mix with the wet mix and stir just until combined. Make sure not to overmix or the muffins will be less fluffy and soft!
- Scoop a little less than 2/3 cup muffin batter into each extra-large muffin tin.
- Continue until all 6 muffin tins are filled.
Cinnamon Streusel Topping:
- In a small bowl combine the ingredients for the cinnamon streusel topping: Melted butter, brown sugar, cane sugar, cinnamon, old fashion oats, and cinnamon. Using a fork mix them together to form a crumble texture.
- Sprinkle the streusel crumble on the top of each muffin.
- Bake for 32-38 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean*
- Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
- They can be eaten at this point but if you allow them to rest for 2 hours they taste even better!
* This recipe is for jumbo bakery-style muffins. If you are using a standard cupcake pan please adjust the bake time to 20-25 minutes or until the top of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed.
- Serving Size: 1 jumbo muffin
- Calories: 300
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