Healthy Apple Muffins with Quinoa Flour

Updated: Jun 06, 2023

Healthy Apple Muffins with Quinoa Flour
General Information
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 36 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 12 muffins


  • oat flour
    Oat flour
  • Brown Sugar
    Brown sugar
  • Whole Milk
    Whole milk
  • Chicken Eggs
    Chicken eggs
  • Baking Soda
    Baking soda
  • Maple Syrup
    Maple syrup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
    Apple cider vinegar
  • Baking powder
    Baking powder
  • coconut oil
    Coconut oil
  • 1 apple (shredded, without juices)
  • 2/3 cups of HerbaZest Red Quinoa Flour
  • 2 cups of oat flour (+ 3/4 cup old fashioned oats for the topping)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (+ 1/4 TSP for the topping)
  • 2 bananas (mashed)
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar (+ 3 TBS for the topping)
  • 1 cup of whole milk (or non-dairy)
  • 1 chicken eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil (softened; for the topping)


As fall settles in, you might be on the lookout for apple-themed wholesome desserts. These apple muffins with quinoa flour will not disappoint. They are not only full of warming notes of cinnamon, maple, and apples, but also offer dietary fiber and protein from oats and quinoa. Topped with a slightly crunchy crumble, these apple muffins truly bring out fall's coziest flavors.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a muffin tin. Set it aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the bananas, milk, sugar, vinegar, maple syrup, and egg.(3 minutes)
  3. In another bowl, combine the oat flour, quinoa flour, ground cinnamon, and baking soda and powder.(3 minutes)
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients. Mix everything together. Then add the apple and mix to combine.(3 minutes)
  5. Fill each muffin tin 3/4 of the way full.(2 minutes)
  6. To make the crumble, mix the coconut oil, oats, cinnamon, and sugar in a small bowl. Top each muffin with it.(5 minutes)
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.(20 minutes)
  8. Let them cool completely on a wire rack before serving. Enjoy!