Today is Canadian Thanksgiving! And for me that means lots of cooking going on in my kitchen. Food is such an important aspect of Thanksgiving, bringing people together to enjoy a delicious meal. One thing I love about Thanksgiving cooking is all the delicious in-season ingredients to use, one of which happens to be apples!
These Vegan apple crumb muffins are perfect for a healthy Thanksgiving brunch, (or any brunch) or even as a dessert. The crumb topping really makes these muffins feel more festive and special than your average apple muffin.
Let’s get to the muffins!
- ¾ cup quick oats
- 1¼ cup spelt flour (can sub. regular flour)
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup avocado oil (or vegetable oil)
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 flaxeggs (2 tbsp ground flax+6 tbsp water)
- 1 cup almond milk with 1 tsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1½ cups apples, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 heaping tbsp walnuts, chopped
- 1 tbsp oats
- 1 tbsp spelt flour
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and like a muffin pan with muffin liners.
- Start by preparing the flax eggs. Mixing 2 tbsp ground flax in 6 tbsp water and allowing to sit and 'gel' for 5 minutes.
- Next prepare your "buttermilk" by mixing the almond milk and 1 tsp of white vinegar together, allowing to sit for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl mix together oats, spelt flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, ginger powder, nutmeg, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
- In a separate bowl mix together the avocado oil, maple syrup, flax eggs, almond milk mixture, and vanilla extract
- Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined.
- Next fold in the chopped apples.
- To prepare the crumb topping, mix the chopped walnuts, oats, flour, oil, and sugar together in a small bowl until combined.
- Fill your muffin pan with the batter, and top each muffin with the crumb topping.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Here are some items I use for these Vegan apple crumb muffins: