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Perfectly fluffy and delicious coffee cake muffins made gluten-free, with a dairy-free option as well! They’re irresistibly soft, sweet, and complete with a cinnamon streusel topping. I especially love enjoying a warm gluten-free muffin with my coffee in the morning – there’s no better way to start the day!

three gluten-free coffee cake muffins stacked on top of each other

What You’ll Need For This Recipe

Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Flour – I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-1 Baking Flour in most of my gluten-free baking recipes. It bakes up beautifully and can pretty much be used as a 1:1 swap for regular all purpose flour! However, you can use any gluten-free all purpose baking flour you’d like. Though when it comes to gluten-free flours, it’s super important to the integrity of your bake that your flour contains xanthan gum. Xanthan gum creates structure and will essentially hold these muffins together. Therefore, if your gluten-free flour doesn’t have xanthan gum, supplement it with 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum in this gluten-free coffee cake muffins recipe.

Butter – Any butter you’d like will work here! Salted, unsalted, and non-dairy butter all bake perfectly in this recipe. When it comes to salted butter, I truly don’t believe any butter has enough salt in it to make any difference in a recipe. So, feel free to use whatever butter you have on hand!

Eggs – Bring your eggs to room temperature before getting started on this delicious breakfast or snack recipe. By doing this, we reduce the risk of the cold eggs re-solidifying the melted butter. It’s also always a great rule-of-thumb to have all ingredients at room temperature before starting on any baked goods recipe!

Top Tips

  • You can freeze leftover gluten-free muffins for up to 3 months! I currently have half my batch in the freezer right now, ensuring they don’t go bad before I have a chance to eat them. Though for muffins you plan on eating right away, simple store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
  • Avoid over-mixing the batter, as this could result in tough and chewy muffins! Therefore, when folding the wet ingredients into the dry, simply mix until no more flour pockets remain. Once just combined, put down the spatula and head straight into the next step!
  • These muffins are best enjoyed warm! So to warm them up after baking, I recommend either popping them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, or into the toaster for a couple of minutes. Once warm, they’re irresistibly soft and flufy!

Adjust This Recipe To Your Dietary Needs

Make it Vegan – While I haven’t tried this variation myself yet, you may be able to get away with replacing the eggs in these muffins with a vegan egg substitute. I’ve used the Bob’s Red Mill Vegan Egg Substitute in other recipes, and have almost always found it successful. Flax eggs might work here as well, though expect a slightly more dense gluten-free muffin if going that route.

Cut the Recipe in Half – This recipe makes 24 gluten-free coffee cake muffins, but if that sounds like too much for you, you can easily cut this recipe in half! That’s right, use half of all ingredients listed for just 12 perfect muffins.

Use Regular Flour – Feel free to simply swap the gluten free all purpose flour for regular all purpose flour in this recipe.

Other Delicious Mix-Ins

Instead of the cinnamon and streusel topping, feel free to add one of the following to your gluten-free muffins:

  • Blueberries
  • Sliced Bananas
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Cranberries and Orange Zest
  • Lemon Juice and Poppyseeds
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • or simply leave them plain!

Perfect Gluten-Free Coffee Cake Muffins

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Samantha Course: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
Servings

24

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Perfectly fluffy and delicious coffee cake muffins made gluten-free, with a dairy-free option as well! They’re irresistibly soft, fluffy, sweet, and complete with a cinnamon streusel topping. I especially love enjoying a warm gluten-free muffin with my coffee in the morning – there’s no better way to start the day!

Ingredients

  • For the gluten-free muffins:
  • 3 cups gluten-free all purpose baking flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup butter, melted (I used non-dairy butter)

  • 3/4 cup milk (I used non-dairy almond milk)

  • 3 eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • For the crumb topping:
  • 1 cup gluten-free all purpose baking flour

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, melted butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mix until just combined. Fill each muffin mold with about ¼ cup of batter.
  • Mix together all crumb topping ingredients in a bowl, then sprinkle over each muffin.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted down the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool in tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour: I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 Baking Flour.
  • Butter: I used Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks to make this recipe dairy-free.

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Is there anything that screams Fall more than apple cider donuts?! If you’ve never tried making homemade baked donuts before, these apple cider donuts are a must-make for this Fall season!

Not only are these apple cider donuts incredibly soft and fluffy, but it contains no dairy or eggs, is baked instead of fried, and is adorned with crunchy and sweet cinnamon sugar topping that is absolutely mouth-watering. Fall isn’t complete without apple picking and a batch of these vegan donuts!

MAIN INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE VEGAN APPLE CIDER DONUTS

  • Apple Cider – Apple cider, whether store-bought or homemade, is going to create the delicious apple flavor we’re looking for in this recipe.

  • Oat Flour – I love baking up my gluten-free treats with oat flour! Not only is it inexpensive, but it’s super easy to acquire. 

  • Flax Eggs – A flax egg is a vegan egg substitute and helps bind all the ingredients together!

  • Baking Soda & Powder – Baking soda and powder give the batter that quick inflation in the oven that creates the cake-like fluffy donuts we’re looking for.

  • Cinnamon – This ingredient will be used for making not only the donut, but of course, the cinnamon sugar!

  • Nutmeg – Known for its spicy, nutty flavor, nutmeg perfectly complements the sweet & warm cinnamon in this recipe.

  • Vegan Butter – I typically use the Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks in my vegan/dairy-free baked goods. Though any vegan butter will work here, just be sure to melt it completely before adding it to this recipe. 

  • Coconut Sugar – I use coconut sugar when whipping up the cinnamon sugar, but you can opt for organic cane sugar if you prefer.

ADJUST THIS APPLE CIDER DONUTS RECIPE TO YOUR DIET

  • Add Dairy: Although I use dairy-free butter, you could substitute it for melted coconut oil or regular butter if you’d like! You can also use regular eggs instead of flax.

  • Add Gluten: You can try using 1 cup of all purpose flour instead of oat flour.

TIPS FOR MAKING BAKED VEGAN APPLE CIDER DONUTS

  • Bring the wet ingredients to room temperature before you combine them with the flour and other dry ingredients.

  • Don’t be alarmed if you see bubbles starting to form after mixing the wet and dry ingredients. It’s just the baking soda and powder reacting the way they’re supposed to. 

Baked Vegan Apple Cider Donuts (Gluten-Free)

0 from 0 votes
Recipe by Samantha Course: DessertsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Is there anything that screams Fall more than apple cider donuts?! If you’ve never tried making homemade baked donuts before, these apple cider donuts are a must-make for this Fall season!

Ingredients

  • For the donuts:
  • 1 ½ Cups Oat Flour

  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda

  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder

  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

  • ½ Teaspoon Nutmeg

  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt

  • 2 Flax Eggs, see Notes

  • 1 Cup Apple Cider

  • ½ Cup Creamy Almond or Peanut Butter

  • ½ Cup Coconut Sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

  • For the cinnamon sugar:
  • 1 Cup Coconut Sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

  • 6 Tablespoons Dairy-Free Butter, melted

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350F and grease a donut pan.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a big bowl – oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • In a separate smaller bowl whisk together the wet ingredients – flax eggs, apple cider, almond butter, coconut sugar, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly fold the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until no flour pockets remain. 
  • Carefully fill your donut molds with the batter, I used a cookie scoop to keep things neat.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes and pop out of the molds onto a cooling racks, allow to cool completely before proceeding to the next step.
  • Combine the coconut sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl – set up an assembly line with the donuts, bowl of melted butter, bowl of cinnamon sugar, and a cooling rack.
  • Gently dip each donut in the butter before transferring and coating in the cinnamon sugar, place on a cooling rack while you finish up the rest. Once all are coated, store in a sealed container on either the counter for two days or the fridge for up to a week .

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Flax Eggs: To make one flax egg, combine 1 tablespoon of ground flax meal with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit on the counter for five minutes to thicken.
  • Storage: store in a closed container at room temperature for 2-3 days, in the fridge for 1 week, or in the freezer for 1 month.

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