Healthy Whole Grain Apple Muffins with Streusel Crumb Topping

by Kaitlynn Fenley

This is a healthy, fiber-rich recipe for apple muffins that’s full of wholesome fall flavor. Enjoy these muffins for a warm, healthy, slightly sweet breakfast on cool fall mornings!

Ingredients You Need For Apple Muffins with Streusel Crumb Topping

This recipe uses pretty basic muffin ingredients. The unique thing about this recipe is that it is vegan and incorporated buckwheat flour for more fiber! Here’s what you’ll need for the recipe:

Dry Ingredients: 

Wet Ingredients: 

  • Vegan butter
  • Vegan egg replacer equaling two eggs (you can also use eggs if you are not vegan)
  • 1 Ripe Banana, Mashed
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plant-based milk (I used oat milk) 

For the Streusel

  • Vegan Butter
  • Flour
  • Sugar
rich brown colored whole grain muffins with a streusel topping sitting on a white marble counter top

How to Make these Apple Muffins with Streusel Crumb Topping Perfectly

How do you make this recipe perfectly you ask? Easy, DO NOT OVERMIX. Have you ever tried to bake muffins and they come out chewy and dense? Well, that’s because you over mixed.

It’s important to mix all the wet ingredients in one bowl, and the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Then fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they’re just combined. You should still see some clumpy pieces of flour.

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I love making a bunch of these muffins and storing them in the freezer. They warm up so well in the oven, for a quick and warm fall breakfast.

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Healthy Whole Grain Apple Muffins with Streusel Crumb Topping

This is a healthy, fiber-rich recipe for apple muffins that’s full of wholesome fall flavor. Enjoy these muffins for a warm, healthy, slightly sweet breakfast on cool fall mornings!

  • Author: Kaitlynn Fenley
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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Dry Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Rye Flour
  • 1 Cup Buckwheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Apple, Minced
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamons

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Oil
  • Vegan Egg Replacer, Equaling 2 Eggs
  • 1 Ripe Banana, Mashed
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Plant-Based Milk

Streusel Crumb Topping

  • 2 Tablespoons Cold Vegan Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Organic Sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. Line a muffin tin with paper liners, or grease the tin with a bit of oil.
  3. In a medium-large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. 
  4. In a separate bowl, mash the ripe banana. Then add in the remaining wet ingredients with the banana. Whisk until just combined. 
  5. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until everything is just combined. Do not over mix. The batter should be thick
  6. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin. 
  7. Prepare the streusel crumb topping by mashing the ingredients together with a fork until a crumb-like texture forms.
  8. Sprinkle the crumb topping on the muffins right before placing them in the oven.  
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes. 

Keywords: muffins, apple, cinnamon, fall

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