Apple Spice Muffins with Maple Glaze (Vegan)
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Sweet, simple, and delicious vegan apple spice muffins that don't taste vegan.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
  • For the Muffins:
  • ½ cup vegan margarine, softened (I use Earth Balance. Or any vegan oil can be substituted.)
  • ⅔ cup granulated cane sugar (Or less, if you prefer)
  • ⅓ cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot flour (or cornstarch)
  • 2½ tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon (slightly heaping) aluminum-free baking powder (I use Rumford brand. If you're using conventional baking powder, use 2 tsp baking powder + ½ tsp baking soda.)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ⅔ cup finely diced apple pieces
  • crystallized sugar (optional)
  • For the Glaze:
  • ½ cup confectioner's sugar
  • ½ tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together margarine, sugar, applesauce, arrowroot flour, water, and flax meal.
  3. Add flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and stir altogether.
  4. Spoon batter equally into a 12-count greased or lined muffin tin. If you like larger muffins, you may want to use only 10 of the 12 slots.
  5. Sprinkle tops of muffins with crystallized sugar, if desired.
  6. Bake muffins at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from pan and on to cooling rack.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together confectioner's sugar, maple syrup, and almond milk. Drizzle glaze over muffins as desired, and enjoy!
This recipe adapted/veganized/inspired from Delightful Apple Spice Muffins at
Recipe by Vegan Yumminess at