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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.