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Apple Streusel Muffins

Apple Muffins with Streusel topping in a basket with a cloth

These muffins are comfort muffins. They are Sunday morning special breakfast muffins. They are “pair with the best cup of coffee” muffins. They are “I’ve watched too much Breaking Bad and I’m so anxious and I need something to calm down” muffins.

They are “wake up in the middle of the night and remember you made muffins this morning” muffins. These are just damn good “you definitely need to make these” muffins.

‘Nuff said.

Apple Streusel Muffin cut in half with a slab of butter

P.S.-The actual muffins are dairy free and egg free. But I did pair them with some dairy free honey butter that was sooo tasty. So not totally vegan. But you could swap out the honey for some maple syrup. That actually sounds really tasty!

Also, if you don’t care about any of this being vegan, you can swap the coconut milk and lemon juice mixture for buttermilk. You can also swap the applesauce for 2 eggs. Just eliminate the baking powder if you do that.

Okay now, ’nuff said!

Apple Streusel Muffin with a side of honey butter

Cup of coffee

Apple Streusel Muffin slathered with honey butter

Apple Muffins with Streusel topping in a basket with a cloth

Apple Streusel Muffins

Yield: 16 Muffins


  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tart firm apples, shredded or finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ? cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (Earth Balance can be used for vegan version)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Lightly spray muffin tins, or fill with liners and set aside.
  3. Mix together the coconut milk and lemon juice and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, oil, apple sauce, and vanilla until well combined.
  5. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  6. Alternating in small batches, stir in the dry ingredients and the coconut milk mixture into the wet ingredients.
  7. Fold in the apples.
  8. Combine all of the streusel ingredients in a small bowl and mix with a fork until crumbly.
  9. Fill muffin cups ¾ full with the batter and top with about 1 TBSP streusel topping.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235

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9 comments on “Apple Streusel Muffins”

  1. Delicious! I’d like some right now, please!

  2. What a delicious looking muffin!

  3. I am such a huge fan of streusel things. Muffins are my best friends and anything streusel wins me over right away!

  4. I love that you put the honey butter recipe on one of the photos! These muffins look like such a yummy comforting breakfast!

  5. You had me at streusel. I love streusel!

  6. These look wonderful. Thanks for mentioning the egg substitution… I’ve been looking for ideas and wasn’t thrilled with the last one I tried.

  7. Wow! I made these and they are fantastic. Great flavor and a nice texture. I will admit that with the topping I ground some oats and used that instead of straight flour with great results. The muffins were a big hit in the household.

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  9. I made these muffins today….. something went wrong i cut up 2 apples but i think i may have put too much apple. I would like to try this recipe again because i am vegan but i need measurements on how much diced apples i should add in. Thanks.

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