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Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Muffins are made with whole grain gluten-free oat flour, almond flour, applesauce, and coconut sugar topped with a cinnamon sugar crumble. Dairy-free, vegan.
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Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Muffins (Vegan)

Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Muffins are made with whole grain gluten-free oat flour, almond flour, applesauce, and coconut sugar topped with a cinnamon sugar crumble. Dairy-free, vegan.
Course Breakfast
Keyword gluten-free apple crumb muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 12
Author Tessa Fisher

Ingredients

For the Crumb Topping

For the Muffins

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (half of 1 lemon)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour/starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 apple, peeled and diced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 12-tin muffin tray with paper liners.
  • In a small bowl, combine crumb topping ingredients with your fingers so that the coconut oil breaks down into pea-sized or smaller pieces. Start with 4 tablespoons sugar, add a little more if needed. Set aside.
  • In a blender, add chia seeds, hot water, lemon juice, applesauce, and coconut oil. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add almond flour, oat flour, arrowroot starch, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, and coconut sugar. Whisk to combine.
  • Add vanilla extract to the mixture in the blender, and blend on high until smooth. Fold liquid mixture into the dry mixture. Once evenly combined, fold in diced apples. 
  • Evenly divide muffin batter amongst muffin tins. Sprinkle crumb topping on top of each. Bake for 25-28 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. 
    Remove gluten-free apple crumb muffins from oven and place tray on a wire cooling rack. Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.