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Apple Muffins with Peanut Butter Streusel

Sweet tender apples, creamy peanut butter and a crunchy topping that's just to die for! These incredibly easy apple muffins with peanut butter streusel are about to become your favorite breakfast treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Breakfast, Butter free, Dairy free, Healthy, Refined Sugar Free
Keyword: apple, butter free, dairy free, healthy, muffins, peanut butter, refined sugar free, streusel
Servings: 18 muffins
Author: Caitlin Monson


For the Apple Muffins:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsps cinnamon
  • cup coconut sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • cup unsweetened applesauce
  • cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 medium apples, chopped (about 2 cups)

For the Peanut Butter Streusel:

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 4 Tbsps coconut sugar
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter (can replace with your favorite nut butter)
  • tsps coconut oil, melted


To make the Peanut Butter Streusel:

  • Mix the oats, flour and coconut sugar together in a bowl. Add the peanut butter and coconut oil and stir until it becomes a crumbly mixture.
  • Place the streusel in the fridge until you're ready to use it.

To make the Apple Muffins:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and generously spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray. (You can also use muffin liners instead but you WILL need to spray the inside of these too.)
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together in a bowl. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, applesauce, almond milk and vanilla together. Gradually add the flour mixture in and stir and until it's just combined. Stir in the apples.
  • Fill the prepared muffin tins ⅔'s of the way up. (DO NOT overfill these!) Sprinkle the streusel over the top and gentley press it down into the batter slightly.
  • Bake the muffins for 12-13 minutes. Once done, let them cool in the tin for 10 minutes before pulling them out.