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Apple Oatmeal Raisin Muffins (plant-based, gluten-free)

I find I have so much more energy and patience after giving up gluten and refined sugar, but I was missing eating things like muffins. So I made up a recipe! Apple oatmeal raisin muffins, based on what I had in the kitchen.
They came out so tasty, my husband is asking to eat them instead of the regular wheat muffins. We’ve started making these as a regular staple in our kitchen.
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May you become everything you want. And may you realize that you have already become everything you need.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 12
Calories 160 kcal


Wet ingredients

  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • cup melted vegan butter (like Miyoko's)
  • 1 apple, grated, with skin

Dry ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup gluten-free oat flour, chick pea flour, or gluten-free flour blend (like Bob's Red Mill)
  • cup almond flour
  • cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking power
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 ¼ cup raisins


  • In a small bowl, mix the wet ingredients: vanilla, maple syrup, soy milk, flax seeds, melted vegan butter, and grated apple. Let it sit for 5 minutes so the flax seeds soak up some of the liquid.
  • In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients: gluten-free flour, almond flour, buckwheat flour, baking powder, salt, rolled oats, and raisins.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined, being careful to not overmix.
  • Spoon the batter into 12 muffins cups (I used silicone wrappers but you could use paper in a muffin tin instead), then bake at 375F for 18-22 minutes, until a knife inserted into a muffin comes out clean. Remove from the oven, let them sit in the tin for 5 minutes, then cool the muffins on a wire rack. Enjoy!



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Keyword baking, gluten-free, plant-based