Gluten Free Apple Muffins

Delicious gluten free apple cinnamon muffins with a crumbly streusel topping! You’ll love the flavor and moist texture of these fluffy muffins. Perfect for any occasion!

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Fluffy, moist apple muffins – easy to make, has the perfect crumble for over top, and are perfect for baking any time of the year! You can serve them up as a dessert or grab-n-go snack. 

Even though these muffins are gluten-free friendly, they do not sacrifice taste or texture. So it’s a win-win situation!

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Extra Tips to Remember

Our favorite GF flour blend: After quite a few tests, we have found that the best flour for baking (when needing a 1:1 all-purpose flour ratio swap) is bob’s redmill 1:1 gluten free flour! It is a blend of different flour ingredients that help it react almost identically to all-purpose flour. Thus making it our top choice for gluten free baking!

Natural sweeteners: this recipe calls for brown sugar, but we also enjoy baking with unrefined sugar like coconut sugar. It responds identically to brown sugar in baking but is natural and has a lower glycemic index than other table sugars. 

How to Freeze & Store Muffins

Keep leftovers fresh: store muffins in a ziplock bag and keep at room temperature for 3-5 days or refrigerate to keep fresh longer. 

Freezing instructions: cool muffins completely, then place in freezer-friendly ziplock bags and freeze for 1-2 months. When ready to eat, thaw and reheat in microwave for 15 seconds or until warm.

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Gluten Free Apple-Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Soft & fluffy gluten free apple muffins served with a delicious cinnamon streusel. So yummy and perfect for baking any time of the year!

Servings 1 dozen
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tags: cinnamon streusel muffins, gluten free apple muffins, gluten free muffins
Freezer Friendly: Yes
Calories: 256 kcal
Author: Bethany Kramer

Ingredients

Muffins:

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free flour (See notes for more info on this)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder use gluten free if you have an allergy
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

Streusel Topping:

  • 3 tbsp gluten free flour
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp white sugar

Instructions

Muffins:

  1. Preheat Oven to 350Line a 12-cup muffin pan with muffin cups or a tiny bit of melted coconut oil
  2. Using a large bowl, beat together the melted butter, applesauce, eggs, almond milk, brown sugar, and vanilla.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining dry ingredients. Then add the liquid mixture and stir well.
  4. Divide up the batter among the muffin cups, I used an ice cream scooper for even measurements. Add struesel topping (instructions beloand place in oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out clean.
  5. Remove muffins from oven and cool on a rack. Best served warm! Enjoy! 🙂

Streusel Topping:

  1. Combine the GF Flour, Brown Sugar, and white sugar together in a small bowl.
  2. Add melted butter to the mixture. Using a fork, sift ingredients together till it's turned into a crumble. Sprinkle over muffin batter right before placing muffins in oven.

Notes

Use Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Flour. You need Xanthan Gum for a successful GF recipe to work. This flour includes Xanthan Gum so you will not have to spend a very hefty price for it seperately!

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Apple-Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 34.9mg12%
Carbohydrates 41.7g14%
Sugar 19.1g21%
Protein 4.2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bethany Kramer is a home cook, recipe developer, and dog mom. She found a deep love for food and nutrition after learning to cook from her mom at eight years old. Since then she’s been developing and sharing recipes from her own kitchen that are bold in flavor and nourishing to the body!

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5 Comments

  • Avatar for Lydia Lydia says:

    Hello! I am trying to make these for a brunch and am wondering how much maple syrup should be in the recipe. The instructions say “Using a large bowl, beat together the oil, applesauce, eggs, almond milk, brown sugar, vanilla and maple syrup;” however, I don’t see the amount of maple syrup in the ingredient list. Please help! Thx!

    • Avatar for Bethany Kramer Bethany Kramer says:

      Hi Lydia! So sorry about that, it’s 1/4 cup maple syrup! I will change that. 🙂

  • Avatar for Destin Destin says:

    These are delish! I did not have applesauce, so I instead cut up three apples into small cubes and incorporated them into the mix. Since I did not have the liquid which would come from using applesauce, I had to add a little more milk. The cubes of apple added a very nice element to the muffins. I love these! I am about to make another batch! 5 stars! 🙂