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baked ginger apple muffins on round cooling rack

Fresh Ginger Apple Muffins with Crumble Topping

  • Author: Jacqui Wilson
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A simple one-bowl recipe for fresh ginger apple muffins filled with sweet and crunchy apples and a warm spicy bite of ginger. Super moist and naturally sweetened, these apple ginger muffins are perfect for breakfast or a grab-and-go snack.




  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 4 large eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 large apple, peeled and small dice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons monk fruit sweetener (or coconut sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons solid unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon monk fruit sweetener (or coconut sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 325 °F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with parchment liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all muffin ingredients: almond flour, eggs, apples, almond milk, sweetener, coconut oil, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder and sea salt. Combine without over mixing. Pour batter into muffin cups.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, add and combine all crumble ingredients: almond flour, solid coconut oil, sweetener and cinnamon. Use the tines of a fork to cut the coconut oil into the flour mixture. Sprinkle crumble over muffins.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick stuck in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven, allow to cool 5 minutes in muffin tin, then carefully transfer to cooling rack.


If the solid coconut oil for the crumb topping is too soft, place in the fridge for 10-20 minutes to harden. You can also mix the crumb together first (using solid coconut oil) and put in the fridge to keep chilled before topping muffins. This will help prevent the crumble topping from sinking into the muffin.

Chop apples into small dice (1/4 - 1/2 inch) so they distribute well in each muffin.

 If you want a muffin with more volume, beat the eggs until fluffy before adding the rest of the ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 145
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 52.9 mg
  • Fat: 7.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.7 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 62 mg

Keywords: apple muffins, cinnamon apple muffins, ginger muffins, crumble topping