Healthy Apple Muffins

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These Healthy Apple Muffins are the perfect breakfast muffin, filled with delicious bite-size pieces of apples. They are gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free and oil-free. They are hearty and filling, high in fiber so they are very good for you. The perfect way to start the day.

Healthy Apple Muffins


Healthy Apple Muffins Recipe

The perfect way to start the day. I actually made two batches today, one for breakfast and one for supper. These Healthy Apple Muffins have just the right amount of apple flavor and sweetness with coconut sugar in them. Topped with a crumbly streusel topping, they are perfect for packed lunches and a quick snack.

Like my Blueberry Muffins, Hummingbird Muffins, and Pumpkin Muffins. these muffins are flavorful, moist, and fluffy.

Healthy Vegan Apple Muffins

How To Make Healthy Apple Muffins

To make these apple muffins, I chose a sweet crisp apple, my favorite is Fuji apples, Peel and dice the apples and set aside. Prepare the streusel topping by mixing coconut sugar, almond meal and cardamom or cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside. Combine the dry ingredients, I used a combination of gluten-free rolled oats and brown rice flour from Amazon.

Make sure the roll oats are certified gluten-free if you are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease to avoid cross-contamination of gluten found in regular oats. Ground flaxseed is added as an egg replacer.

Combine wet ingredients, almond milk, ripe banana, and vanilla. The banana taste is not overpouring, it is very subtle that you won’t even notice. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients, fold in diced apples and scoop batter into prepared muffin pan. Sprink the top of muffins with the streusel mix.

Healthy Apple Muffins With Oatmeal

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 182 kcal / 761 kJ
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 30 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
  • Ready in: 45 min
For: 12 Servings



  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, finely diced and set aside (I used Fuji apple)

Streusel Topping

For The Muffins


  1. Preheat oven 350°F and line muffin pan with liners. Peel and dice the apples and set aside in a medium bowl. To prepare streusel topping mix almond meal or flour, coconut sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add brown rice flour, rolled oats, almond meal, coconut sugar, flaxseed meal, baking powder, and sea salt. In another bowl mix the almond milk, banana, and vanilla. Stir into the dry mixture and combine well, I used a wire whisk.
  3. Fold in apple pieces. Spoon batter into muffin liners evenly. Combine topping in a small bowl and sprinkle on top of muffin batters.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until fork inserted comes out clean. Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Lois
    May 6, 2020

    These muffins were very good. I will be making these again. They were also quick and easy to make. The best healthy muffin yet that I have found. Keep cooking And sharing you’re doing a great job. Thank you

  2. Maureen
    October 23, 2019

    Oh my goodness Michelle! I just made these apple muffins. I waited five minutes then had to try one. They are SO YUMMY! I love to bake but my oven is 30 years old and very fickle. Breads, muffins etc are hit or miss as to whether or not they’ll cook in the middle. These muffins are perfect👍 I want to eat another one but I’ll restra myself (for now).

    Thank you Michelle for this scrumptious apple muffin recipe. I will make these again and again! ❤️

    P.S. We went apple picking a few days ago and I have lots to use so tomorrow I’ll be making an apple pie using one of your crust recipes. Can’t wait!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 23, 2019

      That’s awesome to read Maureen, I’m so happy you enjoyed it. I miss apple picking, nothing like the freshly picked apples that are sweet and crunchy. Thank you for leaving your feedback.

  3. Candace
    March 21, 2019

    For some reason the stars didn’t show up in my previous review, so adding them in here

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 21, 2019

      Oh thank you Candace, I appreciate it.

  4. Candace
    March 21, 2019

    These are great!! Will definitely make again. p.s. I used stevia in the batter because I needed to lower the calories a bit. Great!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 21, 2019

      Candace, I’m so happy they turned out great for you. I love how you substituted the sweetener for stevia, great idea! Thank you for your feedback!

  5. Casey
    January 21, 2019

    Such a quick and healthy breakfast option, I love it

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 21, 2019

      Thank you Casey, I’m happy you enjoyed them.