Delicious Apple Spice Muffins: A Perfect Fall Treat

Apple Spice Muffins – Dairy Free Recipe

First things first, I am a huge fan of muffins. And when we talk about apple spice muffins that are also dairy-free and gluten-free, doesn’t it just make your mouth water? These delicious apple cinnamon muffins are perfect for a cozy breakfast, lazy afternoon tea time, or as a snack to carry on the go.

But why settle for store-bought muffins when you can make these easy vegan apple muffins at home with simple ingredients readily available in your pantry? Not only will they be healthier and more delicious, but it is also an opportunity to experiment with flavors, adjust ingredients according to dietary needs, and have a fun baking experience.

In this recipe article, I will take you through step by step instructions on how to make the most moist apple spice muffins. We will look at the ingredient list, substitutions, variations and pairing suggestions. Additionally, you will learn tips and tricks to get the perfect results every time, answer frequently asked questions and discover new ways to enjoy these muffins.

So grab your apron, dust off your baking skills and let’s get started on making these delectable dairy-free apple spice muffins!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apple Spice Muffins - Dairy Free
Apple Spice Muffins – Dairy Free

When it comes to baking, choosing ingredients that are both healthy and delicious can be challenging. But with these apple spice muffins, you won’t have to sacrifice taste for nutrition. Not only are they unbelievably moist and flavorful, but this recipe is also entirely dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly.

Using fresh grated apples, raisins, nutmeg, and cinnamon gives these muffins a cozy and comforting spice flavor that is perfect for any chilly morning. Plus, the addition of water and coconut sugar helps keep them moist while avoiding any unnecessary processed ingredients.

If you’re looking for something different from your typical muffin recipe, try these apple spice muffins. They’re perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack that’ll keep you going throughout the day. And with their easy-to-follow recipe instructions, they’re a great starting point for beginner bakers or seasoned experts who want to try something new.

So why wait? Give these muffins a chance and add some extra warmth and sweetness into your life! You’ll love how easy they are to make and how delicious they taste.

Ingredient List

 A warm and hearty muffin perfect for chilly fall mornings.
A warm and hearty muffin perfect for chilly fall mornings.

Here are the ingredients you need to get your hands on for creating these dairy-free apple spice muffins.

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated apple or chopped apple
  • 3/4 cup raisins

Note: For a gluten-free version of these muffins, use gluten-free all-purpose flour instead of regular all-purpose flour. If you have dietary restrictions, the muffins can also be made vegan by substituting the egg with a flax egg, a chia egg or any other vegan-friendly egg substitute.

The Recipe How-To

 These muffins are the perfect balance of sweetness and spice.
These muffins are the perfect balance of sweetness and spice.

Now, let’s get cooking! Follow these simple steps to create delicious Apple Spice Muffins.


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup of peeled and grated apple
  • ¾ cup of raisins

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a muffin tin. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs until well-combined.
  4. Add the water, applesauce, grated apple, and raisins to the egg mixture.
  5. Gradually pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir until combined.
  6. Carefully spoon or pour batter into each muffin tin until they are about three-quarters full.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Once done, remove from oven and allow them to cool for at least 5 minutes before transferring them carefully onto a cooling rack.

These Apple Spice Muffins are perfect for breakfast or as an on-the-go snack anytime!

Substitutions and Variations

 The aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg will fill your kitchen while baking these gems.
The aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg will fill your kitchen while baking these gems.

Do you have any dietary restrictions or want to change up the recipe a bit? Here are some substitutions and variations for these delicious apple spice muffins:

– Gluten-Free: Replace the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour or almond flour.

– Vegan: Use a flax egg instead of an egg. To make a flax egg, combine 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit for at least 5 minutes to thicken. Additionally, swap out the milk with almond milk or soy milk, and use coconut sugar or maple syrup instead of white sugar.

– Dairy-Free: These muffins are already dairy-free! No substitutions needed.

– Raisin-Free: Not a fan of raisins? Swap them out for dried cranberries or chopped dates.

– Nutmeg-Free: If you don’t have nutmeg on hand, cinnamon alone will still give these muffins a warm and spicy flavor!

– Whole Wheat: For a healthier version, use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour.

– Apple Streusel Topping: Want to add an extra layer of sweetness? Mix together melted butter, brown sugar, flour, and ground cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the muffins before baking. Yum!

No matter how you choose to make these apple spice muffins, they will still be moist, full of spice and apple flavor, and perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Serving and Pairing

 Soft and tender, these muffins will melt in your mouth.
Soft and tender, these muffins will melt in your mouth.

Now that your apple spice muffins are out of the oven and smelling divine, it’s time to think about serving and pairing. These muffins are perfect for a nutritious breakfast on-the-go or a tasty snack any time of day.

When it comes to pairing, I recommend pairing these muffins with a warm cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. The warm spices in the muffins will perfectly complement the cozy warmth of your hot beverage.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try topping your muffins with some nut butter, honey or jam for an extra burst of flavor. Alternatively, you can serve them plain as a healthy gluten-free snack or dessert option.

These muffins also make an excellent addition to your brunch menu. Pair them with some fresh fruit salad or yogurt for a complete, balanced meal.

In conclusion, these apple spice muffins are incredibly versatile and can be paired with a wide range of dishes and drinks. Experiment with different combinations and discover your favorite way to enjoy this delicious treat!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The combination of apple and spice will have you craving this recipe all year round.
The combination of apple and spice will have you craving this recipe all year round.

When it comes to making these apple spice muffins ahead of time, you have a few options. First, you can make the batter and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. This way, all you need to do is scoop the batter into muffin cups and bake them fresh in the morning.

If you prefer to make the entire batch ahead of time, these muffins store well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. To keep them fresher for longer, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze them for up to 3 months.

To reheat these muffins, simply pop them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-10 minutes, until warm and fragrant. They’ll taste just as delicious as they did when they first came out of the oven!

One thing to keep in mind is that these muffins may become slightly more moist after reheating due to the apples releasing their juices. However, this only adds to their deliciously fluffy texture and spiced flavor.

Whether you’re looking for an easy breakfast on-the-go or a sweet afternoon snack, these apple spice muffins are sure to satisfy your cravings. With their simple make-ahead and storing options, you can enjoy them anytime, anywhere!

Tips for Perfect Results

 You won't believe how easy it is to make these muffins, a perfect breakfast treat.
You won’t believe how easy it is to make these muffins, a perfect breakfast treat.

Hey there, fellow bakers! As you set your sights on making these delicious apple spice muffins, here are a few tips to make sure you get the perfect results you’re aiming for:

1. Mix the batter thoroughly: Make sure all the ingredients are well combined, without any lumps of flour or sugar. A smooth batter will result in even, moist muffins.

2. Don’t overmix: While it’s important to mix everything well, overmixing can lead to tough and dry muffins. Just mix until everything is combined and stop.

3. Use fresh ingredients: This is especially important for the baking powder and baking soda since they can lose their potency over time. Make sure to use fresh ingredients to guarantee maximum leavening power.

4. Allow the muffins to cool: It’s hard to resist a freshly baked muffin, but if you want them to keep their shape and not fall apart while you’re eating them, allow them to cool down for at least 10 minutes before removing them from the pan.

5. Don’t overbake: Bake your muffins until they’re golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, usually between 18-25 minutes depending on your oven (check them after 15 minutes). Overbaking will dry them out.

6. Use liners: To prevent sticking and make it easier to remove the muffins from the pan, use paper liners or silicone cups or brush each cup with oil.

7. Experiment with Variations: Try swapping out some ingredient for others based on availability, dietary requirements, or taste preferences; For example replacing sugar with maple syrup or dates alternatively raisins could be added instead of grated apple.

By following these tips and let your creativity fly with recipe variations, you’ll be enjoying your delicious apple spice muffin in no time!

Bottom Line


Now that you have all the instructions and tips for making delicious apple spice muffins that are dairy-free, gluten-free, and healthy, there’s no excuse not to give it a try. Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast treat or a tasty snack, these muffins are the perfect choice.

With the warm aromas of nutmeg and cinnamon, the sweetness of apples and raisins, and the nuttiness of the whole wheat flour, these muffins are packed full of flavor that everyone will love. Plus, with no dairy or gluten included in the ingredients list, you can enjoy them without worrying about any unpleasant side-effects.

And don’t forget about all the substitutions and variations we mentioned – experiment with different types of flours or sugars, add in some grated carrot or zucchini for extra nutrition, or try using different spices like cardamom or ginger. The possibilities are endless!

So what are you waiting for? Get baking and enjoy these moist and delicious apple spice muffins today. Your taste buds (and your body) will thank you!

Apple Spice Muffins - Dairy Free

Apple Spice Muffins - Dairy Free Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert/Breakfast
Cuisine Dairy-free
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 155.8 kcal


  • 1/2 cup grated apple
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raisins, if desired (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F, grease muffin cups.
  • Peel, core apple and grate.
  • Make spiced sugar by stirring cinnamon and nutmeg into 1 tbs sugar, reserve.
  • Sift flour, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt together into mixing bowl.
  • Mix egg, oil, water and grated apple together.
  • Stir them all together into dry ingredients, until flour is moistened.
  • Stir in raisins (if used).
  • Spoon into muffin cups, and sprinkle top with spiced sugar.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.

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Serving: 678gCalories: 155.8kcalCarbohydrates: 20.1gProtein: 2.4gFat: 7.4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15.5mgSodium: 164.1mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 5.8g
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