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Apple Spice Muffins with Maple Glaze (Vegan)

Sweet, simple, and delicious vegan apple spice muffins that don't taste vegan.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 188kcal


  • For the Muffins:
  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine softened (I use Earth Balance. Or any vegan oil can be substituted.)
  • 2/3 cup granulated cane sugar Or less, if you prefer
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot flour or cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 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 + 1/2 tsp baking soda.)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2/3 cup finely diced apple pieces
  • crystallized sugar optional
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk or non-dairy milk of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together margarine, sugar, applesauce, arrowroot flour, water, and flax meal.
  • Add flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and stir altogether.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle tops of muffins with crystallized sugar, if desired.
  • Bake muffins at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from pan and on to cooling rack.
  • 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 AllRecipes.com: https://allrecipes.com/recipe/delightful-apple-spice-muffins/


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.8mg