Apple Cinnamon Almond Blender Muffins

  • Author: Beth Hornback | Pass the Plants
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Bake


Apple Cinnamon Almond Blender Muffins are bursting with fall flavors and are super easy to make! Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, plant-based, and SO moist and delicious!


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3 apples, divided*
  • 3/4 cup roasted unsalted almonds, or other nut of your choice (pepitas also work for a nut-free option)
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar, maple syrup, or other sugar of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla extract


  1. Core two apples and cut into chunks.
  2. Add apple chunks to a blender and puree until mostly smooth.
  3. Pour the apple puree into a liquid measuring cup and add water or apple juice until the volume has reached 2 cups.
  4. Add the apple liquid to a blender along with the remaining ingredients.
  5. Blend until the batter is mostly smooth and pourable. If the batter is too thick to pour, add water a bit at a time until it is just pourable.
  6. Fill muffin liners with the batter until almost full.
  7. Core and thinly slice remaining apple, layering two to three slices on top of each muffin liner.
  8. Bake at 375F for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean.
  9. Let cool before enjoying!

Keywords: apple cinnamon blender muffins, vegan, plant-based, whole food plant based, vegan muffins, plant-based muffins, oil-free