Vegan apple muffins

Vegan Apple Muffins

  • Author: Alison Andrews
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12


Wonderfully soft and moist vegan apple muffins packed with delicious cinnamon flavor and whole apple pieces. Perfect for breakfast or dessert!


  • 2 cups (250g) All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup (200g) Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) Vegan Buttermilk (1 Tbsp lemon juice and then add soy milk up to the 2/3rd cup/160ml line)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Canola Oil*
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Applesauce
  • 1 cup (125g) Chopped Apple (Peeled)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a muffin tray very well with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add the brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Prepare the vegan buttermilk by adding 1 Tbsp lemon juice to a measuring jug and then adding soy milk in up to the 2/3 cup line (160ml). Let it curdle.
  4. Add in the vegan buttermilk, oil, vanilla, vinegar and applesauce and mix into a thick batter.
  5. Add the chopped apples and mix in.
  6. Divide the batter between the muffin partitions.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the muffins comes out clean.
  8. Remove the muffins from the muffin tray and place onto a wire cooling rack to cool.
  9. Keep them covered at room temperature and enjoy within a few days.


*You can use a different vegetable oil if you like, melted coconut oil would also work well here.

*If you want to fancy these muffins up you can also brush the still warm tops with melted vegan butter and then sprinkle on (or dip them in) a mix of cinnamon and sugar (1/4 cup sugar (50g) and 1/2 tsp Cinnamon). I didn’t think it was necessary as they are really good on their own, though I did try it and it is a very nice addition if you want to add something extra.

  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 Muffin (of 12)
  • Calories: 155
  • Sugar: 17.6g
  • Sodium: 222mg
  • Fat: 4.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.8g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 1.5g

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