Cinnamon apple crisp muffins have a sweet cinnamon crunch topping that will remind you of streusel but they don't need the extra work.

Cinnamon Apple Crisp Muffins [Vegan]

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For the Muffins:

  • 3 cups stone-ground organic whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vegan vegetable shortening
  • 1 chia egg (1 tablespoon chia flour and 3 tablespoons water)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled and grated

Topping used after the muffins are baked:

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Place flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
  3. Cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter. I use my fingers when I get close to the end - I pinch and roll with my fingers and thumb. This gets a great mixture that resembles crumbs. Set aside.
  4. Make your chia egg and set aside.
  5. Peel and grate your apple.
  6. Add the almond milk and chia egg together.
  7. Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients stirring until just combined.
  8. Fold in the grated apple.
  9. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins.
  10. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes.
  11. Take the muffins out of the oven and let cool a little bit.
  12. During this time mix the cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
  13. Melt the butter in a narrower, deeper bowl than a cereal bowl. This way you can dunk the muffin top straight down into the butter and then lift.
  14. Dip each top into the butter and then roll the top in the cinnamon mixture.
  15. Set aside, on a rack, to cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 4657 | Total Carbs: 661 g | Total Fat: 200 g | Total Protein: 52 g | Total Sodium: 8025 g | Total Sugar: 386 g Per Serving: Calories: 259 | Carbs: 37 g | Fat: 11 g | Protein: 3 g | Sodium: 446 mg | Sugar: 21 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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