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Apple muffins stacked on a wooden background.

Apple Crumb Muffins

  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These muffins are gluten-free and so delicious. The diced apples and the crumb topping on these muffins are what make them so delicious.



Crumb topping:

  • ¾ cup flour (I used a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend)
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup butter or vegan butter
  • ½ tsp apple pie spice


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ½ cup arrowroot flour
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tbsp apple pie spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup avocado or coconut oil
  • ½ cup plant-based milk (almond, cashew, walnut, or oat)
  • ½ cup apple puree
  • 1 ½ cup diced apples (1-2 apples, core removed)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F (175C). Line a muffin tin with muffin liners and set it aside.
  2. Crumb topping: In a bowl, mix together the flour, coconut sugar, butter, and apple pie spice. Keep in the fridge until ready to use.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, arrowroot flour, baking powder, sea salt, apple pie spice, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together the eggs, coconut sugar, avocado oil, vanilla extract, almond milk, apple puree. 
  5. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry until just mixed. Try not to overmix the batter. Stir in the diced apples. 
  6. Divide the batter into the prepared muffin tin and divide the prepared crumble between the muffins.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Let the muffins cool in the muffin tin for 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack when they’re cool enough to handle. 
  9. Store the muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


To warm up the muffins from the fridge, put them in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 200F (100C).

You can keep the muffins on the counter too but they won’t last as long as they would in the fridge. 

Keywords: apple crumb, muffins