Apple Crumble Muffins (Vegan)
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Serves: 12
Dry Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour (I used one cup spelt, one cup white whole wheat)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
Wet Ingredients
  • ½ cup plus 2 tbsp milk (*of choice - I used cashew)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (*or white vinegar)
  • ½ cup cane sugar or unpacked brown sugar (*plus extra for sprinkling on the bottom of the pan)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (*or honey)
  • 1 cup applesauce (*I prefer unsweetened)
  • 1 grated peeled apple (*or cut into tiny pieces)
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil (*or any light tasting oil such as canola, vegetable...)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon (*plus extra for sprinkling on the bottom of the pan)
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp oats
  • 2 tbsp cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp solid state coconut oil (*or margarine, butter etc...)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ - 1 tbsp applesauce (*optional, if needed see recipe)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375f or 190c.
  2. Place milk and vinegar together in a large sized bowl. Stir and leave for a couple minutes while you prepare the dry ingredients (this makes a buttermilk). We will come back to this in the third step.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to a medium sized bowl.
  4. Melt the coconut oil if it is not already in a liquid state. Add the remaining "wet" ingredients (sugar, maple syrup, applesauce, apple, vanilla, cinammon, coconut oil) into the large sized bowl to the milk and vinegar mixture. Whisk together until everything is well mixed.
  5. Mix the dry ingredients together so that the baking powder, soda, salt and flour are evenly distributed. Slowly add to the wet ingredients. Carefully fold the wet over the dry ingredients until they are just mixed together. Make sure not to over-mix to ensure a soft muffin.
  6. In the medium sized bowl, where you mixed your dry ingredients, add the crumble ingredients and mash them together using a fork until you get a crumbly, slightly wet texture. Add a titch more flour or oil/applesauce if mixture is too wet/dry (I added applesauce to avoid adding extra oil).
  7. Grease your muffin pan using a non-stick cooking spray or coconut oil. Sprinkle cinammon and sugar on the bottom of the pan. Scoop batter into muffin tins (about 2 heaping tbsp in each). Sprinkle streusel on top. Pop in the oven for about 17 - 22 minutes for muffins or about 38 - 45 minutes for a cake in a square pan. Take out of the oven once a toothpick is almost clean and the edges of the muffins are a slight golden brown. Let sit in the pan for about 30 minutes until they have cooled down. Devour :D
Adjust cinnamon or vanilla to taste. If very sensitive to vanilla or cinnamon flavor reduce to 1 tsp of vanilla and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Make sure to leave the muffins in the pan until they have fully cooled down. Muffins taste best after leaving them to sit for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to fully develop.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 2449 Fat: 75g Saturated fat: 62g Unsaturated fat: 8g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 410g Sugar: 168g Sodium: 3797mg Fiber: 19g Protein: 37g Cholesterol: 12mg
Recipe by Ceara's Kitchen at