Vegan Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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Muffins have been making a regular appearance in my breakfasts these days. There are 2 reasons for this. 1) I really like making a big batch of muffins on Sunday night, throwing them in baggies, and eating them throughout the week for breakfast at my desk when I get to work. 2) I feel like there’s an endless combination of ingredients that I can mix together and throw into muffin tins and it pretty much always comes out super yummy!


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These Vegan Apple Cinnamon Muffins are rather dense and not too sweet. Stephen thinks they’re perfect this way, I like them heated up with honey drizzled on top.

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They come together very easily and in one big bowl. First the oats are ground up so that they’re more of an oat flour.

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All of the other ingredients are added (except the shredded apple)…

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and blended up together to a nice smooth consistency.

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Finally, the shredded apple is stirred in.

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The batter is poured into a prepared muffin tin.


And baked for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with a bit more cinnamon for maximum yumminess.


If you want these to be quite sweet, I suggest adding 1/4 cup of brown sugar to the recipe.

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins- Vegan

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 2 cups of oats
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 2/3 cup of applesauce, preferably unsweetened
  • 3 tablespoons of honey (can also use agave nectar of maple syrup to keep it truly vegan)
  • 1/4 cup of vegan butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup of grated apple (about 1 medium apple)
  • optional: 1/4 cup of brown sugar


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F and prepare a 12-cup muffin pan.
  2. Place oats in a blender or food processor and process until they’re completely ground up and have more of a texture of flour.
  3. Add in all of the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the grated apple. Process until the mixture is fully combined and rather runny.
  4. OPTIONAL: for sweeter muffins, stir in 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  5. Stir in grated apple.
  6. Pour batter evenly into the 12 muffins cavities and place in the oven.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, checking for done-ness at around the 20 minute mark. They’re done once a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Sprinkle with a bit more cinnamon and ENJOY!!


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9 comments on “Vegan Apple Cinnamon Muffins”

  1. omg this look soo good ! and it look easy enough for me to try :) thanks for sharing

  2. These look really good and I love using the food processor!

  3. These muffins look so amazingly delicious! I was thinking that I bet it would be easy to make a gluten free version by substituting the whole wheat flour with coconut flour too! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  4. Love this recipe!! These muffins look so good, and I love that it’s made in the food processor. Gotta give these a try.

  5. OMG! Your recipe looks incredible and your photos are freaking amazing. I love seeing the step by step!

  6. These look great but was disappointed to see that they aren’t vegan!!! What can I use instead of the honey?!

  7. If I don’t have apples but have a lot of applesauce I need to get rid of, can I replace the apple by more applesauce?