Vegan Apple Fritter Muffins

by Kim Lange
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Vegan Apple Fritter Muffins are Simply Irresistible!  These delicious homemade fluffy, buttery, white cake muffins are loaded with chunks of apples and layers of brown sugar and cinnamon swirled inside and on top with a generous drizzle of vanilla glaze.  

If you love apples and cinnamon, these muffins will be calling your name for sure.  You won’t believe how moist and tender these muffins are!  Seriously, drooling…

We used applesauce instead of 2 eggs as the original apple fritter recipe calls out to make them vegan happy!  Flax eggs can also be used if you don’t have applesauce on hand. 

 Of course, we used almond milk to make them dairy-free.  You can substitute any non-dairy milk or milk you have on hand.  For the non-dairy butter, we used Earth Balance. 

They will be sooo delicious and they are fairly easy to prepare the layers for your assembly of muffin batter, apple chunks. streusel and lastly the vanilla glaze.  It’s such a basic recipe, it’s hard to believe that it doesn’t require more ingredients and more work, as good as they taste!   Yay! 

The apple fritter bread from Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess’s recipe has been pinned over 1 million times over social media with rave reviews and was also featured on the Food Network, The Kitchen’ Show as the Most Popular Apple Recipe on Pinterest on Food Network and on Pinterest.   They are every bit show-taste-worthy, as advertised. 🙂

Bake some of these up for breakfast or a dessert snack anytime of the day!   We like to keep them in the fridge in a ziplock back, so when we get the urge, we can just pop them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds so they taste like they just came out of the oven.  

You won’t believe how lush and delectable these Vegan Apple Fritter Muffins are!  It’s like you have your own personal apple cinnamon coffee cake in muffin form that is so heavenly, you’ll definitely be swooning for more!   And so will the family!!   Soon to be your favorite muffins!


Vegan Apple Fritter Muffins

Vegan Apple Fritter Muffins are Simply Irresistible!  These delicious homemade fluffy, buttery, white cake muffins are loaded with chunks of apples and layers of brown sugar and cinnamon swirled inside and on top with a generous drizzle of vanilla glaze.  
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Apple, muffins, snack, Vegan, vegan breakfast
Servings: 11 Servings


Brown Sugar/Cinnamon Streusel:

Muffin Batter

Chopped Apple Mixture

  • 2 large apples any kind peel if prefer and chop small, but not fine and not large, because the apples will not cook through all the way. Then toss apples with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon just before adding it to the muffin batter.

Old-Fashioned Vanilla Creme Glaze

  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1-3 tablespoons of non-dairy milk - depending on thickness of glaze wanted. For more apple fritter style like the apple fritter donut- use more milk for a thinner glaze that you can pour over the whole muffin.



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a 12 serving muffin tin and line with cupcake liners and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Can also use silicone or any muffin tin, just spray with non-stick cooking spray.



    • Apples like Granny Smith or any tart/crisp apple. Peel if prefer and chop small, but not fine and not large, because the apples will not cook through all the way. Measure out 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and add to toss with apples just before adding it to the muffin batter. Set all aside.

    Make Brown Sugar/Cinnamon Streusel

    Make Muffin Batter:

    • Combine & whisk 1 & 1/2 cups flour and 1 & 3/4 teaspoons baking powder together in another bowl and set aside.
    • In another medium-sized bowl, beat 2/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup softened butter together using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
    • Beat in applesauce or flax eggs until blended in; add in 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract and mix in until combined. Will not be completely smooth, that's fine.
    • Add the flour mixture into creamed butter mixture and mix until blended.
    • Mix 1/2 cup milk into batter and continue mixing until smooth.
    • Using a small cookie scoop or large spoon, scoop or spoon some batter into 11 of the prepared muffin tins; add some of the chopped apple mixture with the sugar and cinnamon added in to each muffin.
    • Then sprinkle a teaspoon or two of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture on top of apple layer.
    • Repeat all the layers again. Can swirl the mixture with a knife if you wish for swirl effect if you wish.
    • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean, approximately 20-25 minutes.

    Vanilla Creme Glaze

    • To make glaze, mix powdered sugar and non-dairy milk together until well mixed. If powdered sugar is too lumpy or not mixing well with the milk, place in microwave for 20 seconds and it will melt a bit. No worries, it will firm up when cooled.
    • Let muffins cool for about 15 minutes before drizzling with glaze.







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