Delicious and Easy Apple Pie Muffins Recipe

Greetings, healthy food enthusiasts and kitchen whizzes! Today, I have an exciting recipe that will satisfy your sweet-tooth without compromising on nutrition. We are going to make Apple Pie Muffins that are gluten-free, dairy-free and packed with juicy and delicious apples.

If you are someone who is always on the lookout for healthy yet tasty dessert options, then you’ve landed in the right place. The recipe is not only easy to follow but also uses simple ingredients that are mostly found in your pantry. So no more hustling between aisles of grocery stores in search of exotic ingredients!

Whether you want a quick snack or something to pair with your morning coffee, these Apple Pie Muffins will never disappoint. With their warm apple-cinnamon flavor and crunchy streusel topping, these muffins are bound to become your new favorite indulgence.

So let’s grab our measuring spoons and get started on making some delicious muffins that will make your taste buds dance with joy!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apple Pie Muffins (Gluten Free)
Apple Pie Muffins (Gluten Free)

Are you tired of the same old boring muffins? Look no further! These apple pie muffins are a game changer. Not only are they gluten-free and dairy-free, but they are also packed with flavor and nutrients.

One thing that sets these muffins apart is the combination of applesauce and fresh apples. The applesauce adds moisture and sweetness, while the fresh apples add a delicious crunch. The cinnamon and nutmeg also give them that classic apple pie flavor that everyone loves.

But what really makes these muffins special is the use of healthy ingredients. We’ve swapped out traditional flour for a gluten-free flour blend that includes almond flour and rolled oats. This not only makes them healthier but also adds a nuttiness to the taste.

We also use honey as a natural sweetener instead of traditional granulated sugar. And don’t worry, you won’t even miss the butter in this recipe! We’ve substituted it with melted coconut oil, which not only adds a pleasant aroma but also keeps it dairy-free.

These muffins are perfect for those who have dietary restrictions or anyone looking for a healthier option. They can be enjoyed as breakfast or as an afternoon snack. With their fluffy texture, delicious taste, and health benefits, they’re sure to become your new go-to muffin recipe.

Ingredient List

 Get your muffin tin ready for a delicious pie-inspired treat!
Get your muffin tin ready for a delicious pie-inspired treat!

Let’s Check Out the Required Ingredients

Here is the list of ingredients that you will need to prepare this delicious Gluten-Free Fresh Apple Pie Muffins recipe. Get your hands on these and we shall proceed with creating our soft and moist apple muffins in no time!

Ingredients 1:

  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend
    (you can use Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 or King Arthur Measure for Measure)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup melted unsalted butter or melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup fresh grated apples (approx. two medium-sized apples)

Ingredients 2:

For the streusel topping, you’ll need the following ingredients:
– 3/4 cups rolled oats
– 3 tablespoons almond flour
– 3 tablespoons sugar
– 2 tablespoons melted butter (use melted coconut oil for a dairy-free option)
– A pinch of salt

Note: If you are making this recipe vegan, then swap out the butter for a vegan alternative such as margarine.

That’s it! Make sure all your ingredients are in the right proportion and combine them properly for a perfect texture and taste. Proceed towards section (4) The Recipe How-To, to get started with making these delicious apple muffins.

The Recipe How-To

 These muffins are what fall dreams are made of.
These muffins are what fall dreams are made of.

Now, it’s time to get cooking. Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to make these delicious Gluten-Free Apple Pie Muffins.


  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of honey or granulated sugar (if not avoiding refined sugar)
  • 1/3 cup of melted unsalted butter (use melted coconut oil for dairy-free option)
  • 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt (use dairy-free yogurt or applesauce for dairy-free option)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce (or homemade chunky apple sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of chopped apples


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line muffin tins with paper cups.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour blend, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined.
  3. In another mixing bowl, beat together the eggs until frothy. Mix in the honey or granulated sugar gradually and continue to beat until mixture is light yellow, thick and creamy.
  4. Mix in the melted unsalted butter, plain yogurt, unsweetened applesauce, and finally add the dry ingredients. Stir until well combined.
  5. Stir in the chopped apples until evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, about ¾ full.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes until top is golden brown and it passes the toothpick test.
  8. Once done, remove from the oven and let cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

These Gluten-Free Apple Pie Muffins are easy to make and are perfect for anyone looking for a healthy snack or breakfast option. The chunks of fresh apples mixed with warm cinnamon and nutmeg flavors makes these muffins oh-so flavorful. Try them out today!

Substitutions and Variations

 A gluten-free take on a classic dessert!
A gluten-free take on a classic dessert!

There are a variety of substitutions and variations you can make to this apple pie muffin recipe to suit your dietary needs and preferences. Here are a few ideas to consider:

– Gluten-free flour: If you’re not gluten-free, you can use regular all-purpose flour in place of the gluten-free flour blend. However, if you are gluten-free, make sure to use a quality gluten-free flour blend like Bob’s Red Mill or King Arthur Flour.

– Dairy-free: To make these muffins dairy-free, simply swap out the melted butter for melted coconut oil or another dairy-free oil of your choice. You can also use dairy-free yogurt instead of regular yogurt.

– Egg-free: If you’re allergic to eggs, you can substitute each egg with 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce or 1/4 cup mashed banana.

– Sugar alternatives: The recipe calls for granulated sugar, but you can experiment with using other sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar for a healthier alternative.

– Nut-free: If you or someone in your family has a nut allergy, simply leave out the almond flour and replace it with more gluten-free flour blend or oat flour.

– Apple variations: Instead of using traditional apples in this recipe, try using sweet honeycrisp apples or tart Granny Smith apples for a different flavor profile. You can even mix and match different types of apples for added complexity.

By tweaking the ingredients to suit your needs and preferences, you’ll be able to create muffins that are perfectly suited to your tastes. So don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with new flavors!

Serving and Pairing

 Just the right amount of sweetness and spice in these Apple Pie Muffins.
Just the right amount of sweetness and spice in these Apple Pie Muffins.

When it comes to serving and pairing these gluten-free apple pie muffins, there are endless possibilities. They make for a delicious breakfast or mid-day snack, paired perfectly with a cup of warm tea or coffee. You can also serve these muffins as a dessert, topped with a dollop of whipped cream or ice-cream.

For an extra special treat, try making a homemade caramel sauce to drizzle over the muffins. The sweetness from the apples and honey will balance perfectly with the rich flavors of caramel. Another fun option is to turn the muffins into a mini-dessert by cutting them into bite-sized pieces and serving them on toothpicks as a party appetizer.

These muffins also pair well with fresh fruit such as sliced strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries. The sweetness from the fruit will complement the subtle flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg in the muffins.

If you’re looking for a more savory option, try pairing the muffins with some scrambled eggs and avocado for a nutritious breakfast. The buttery and nutty flavors of avocados will nicely complement the sweetness from the apples while adding some healthy fats to your meal.

No matter how you choose to serve your gluten-free apple pie muffins, they are sure to be a hit at any gathering!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready to fill your kitchen with the aroma of freshly baked apple pie.
Get ready to fill your kitchen with the aroma of freshly baked apple pie.

There are few things better than waking up to a freshly baked, warm apple pie muffin. Fortunately, these tasty treats are great for preparing ahead of time and can be easily stored or reheated for a quick and delicious breakfast or snack any time of day.

To make these muffins ahead of time, simply prepare the batter as directed and scoop it into a muffin tin. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking. This way, you can have freshly baked muffins ready in the morning with minimal effort.

If you’ve already baked your muffins but want to save some for later, they can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to three days. To help keep them fresh, you can also store them in the refrigerator for up to five days.

If you prefer your muffins warm, they can be easily reheated in the microwave or oven. To reheat in the microwave, simply place one muffin on a microwave-safe plate and heat on high for 10-15 seconds until warm. Alternatively, you can reheat them in the oven by preheating it to 350°F (180°C), wrapping the muffin in foil, and baking for 5-7 minutes until heated through.

So whether you’re looking to prepare ahead of time or save leftovers for later, these apple pie muffins are perfect for any occasion. With their delicious blend of flavors and easy storing/reheating options, they’re sure to become a new favorite in your household.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect on-the-go breakfast, snack or dessert.
The perfect on-the-go breakfast, snack or dessert.

Baking muffins can be tricky, but with the right tips and tricks, you’ll have perfect apple pie muffins every time. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Use room temperature ingredients – When baking, it’s important to use ingredients that are at room temperature. This allows for even mixing and baking.

2. Don’t overmix the batter – Overmixing your batter can result in tough and chewy muffins. Mix until just combined to ensure a tender crumb.

3. Use parchment liners – To prevent sticking, use parchment liners instead of paper liners or greasing the muffin tins. This will also make clean up a breeze.

4. Add a crumb topping – For an extra crunch and flavor, add a simple crumb topping to your muffins before baking. Mix together rolled oats, melted butter or coconut oil, almond flour or gluten-free flour blend, cinnamon, and honey or brown sugar.

5. Let the muffins cool completely before storing – It’s important to allow your muffins to cool completely before storing them in an air-tight container. This will prevent condensation from forming and making your muffins soggy.

By following these simple tips, you’ll have delicious and perfectly baked apple pie muffins that everyone will love!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these apple pie muffins are a must-try for anyone who loves the sweet and delicious goodness of apple cinnamon flavors. The gluten-free and dairy-free options make this recipe accessible to many people with specific dietary needs. These muffins are a healthier and more nutritious alternative to the typical bakery muffin.

By following the recipe instructions, tips and recommendations that I provided, you can create a batch of these delicious muffins perfect for any morning or afternoon snack. You can also experiment with substitutions and variations to suit your personal preferences.

So next time you’re looking for an easy, healthy and scrumptious treat, don’t hesitate to give these apple pie muffins a try. You won’t regret it!

Apple Pie Muffins (Gluten Free)

Apple Pie Muffins (Gluten Free) Recipe

The original is at, but I changed it so much I wanted to get my version saved. It is refined sugar free and oil free. For the flour, I used 1/2 cup brown rice flour, 1/2 cup sorghum, 3/4 cup buckwheat and 1/4 cup flax. The original used all oat flour.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 69.8 kcal


  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups apples, diced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup thick yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 18 muffin cups with oil spray. Use silicon muffin cups if you have them.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Mix the dry into the wet ingredients until combined well.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a baking rack.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 49gCalories: 69.8kcalCarbohydrates: 12.2gProtein: 1.2gFat: 2.2gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 25.4mgSodium: 186.5mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 9.8g
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