Vegan Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

Vegan cinnamon crumb muffins are sweet and spiced, and topped with a chewy oat cinnamon crumb. Made with just a few healthy ingredients, they’re a great snack or breakfast treat! Gluten free and naturally sweet.

Vegan Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

Oh, muffins. So versatile and so many flavor options, but so often overlooked, right?! Unfairly overshadowed by wild, decadent doughnuts or other sweet breakfast-y treats.

Well, today it’s the muffin’s time to shine! If we aren’t going with chocolate chip, it’s got to be something with a sweet, chewy, crumbly topping. These vegan cinnamon crumb muffins have it all. A firm outside, soft inside, and a pile of sweet cinnamon crumb on top.

Vegan Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

I’m definitely guilty of kind of “forgetting” about muffins. But I’m always happy when I bake some, because they’re super simple and SO versatile. Grab one on your way out the door for a quick breakfast, devour one when you get home from work and just can’t wait until dinner, or enjoy one in the evening for a fun little dessert treat.

You do you with your muffins, okay?!

Vegan Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

If it’s been cold AF wherever you are for WEEKS like it has been here, we all deserve some vegan cinnamon crumb muffins in our lives. There’s something so comforting about the warm, spice flavor that cinnamon gives and it’s perfection in these muffs.

Vegan Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

The batter is super simple. These start with oat flour and a generous amount of cinnamon, and that’s it for the dry ingredients! Next is some flax eggs to bind, date paste for super rich sweetness, and some almond milk to bring the muffin batter together. Pour that batter into your muffin tin, and you’re ready for the beautiful crown of crumble to go on top.

Let’s be honest, the crumble is EASILY the best part of a crumb muffin.

Vegan Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

Unlike other recipes with complex, super long ingredient lists, this crumble is more of the same ingredients we’ve already used in the batter. Whole oats this time for great texture, more cinnamon, and more sweet date paste. Sprinkle it over the muffin batter, bake for a quick fifteen minutes, and your’e done!

Vegan Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

These vegan cinnamon crumb muffins are soft, sweet, and piled high with piled high with that sweet cinnamon crumb. What else is there to say?!

Drooling.

Have a happy, healthy week, friends!

Vegan Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!

Vegan Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • Muffins:
  • 3 c whole grain gluten free rolled oats, ground into flour
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 flax eggs - 2 tbsp ground flaxseed in a small bowl with 6 tbsp water, set in the fridge for 15 minutes
  • 1 c date paste - I use about 15 medjool dates blended with 1 c hot water, then measure out 1 c paste (reserve 1/4 c for the crumb topping, so 3/4 c date paste will go into the muffin batter)
  • 1 1/2 c almond milk
  • Crumb topping:
  • 3/4 c whole grain gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/4 c date paste (taken from the 1 c you made above!)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. IN a large bowl, mix the oat flour and cinnamon.
  3. Add the flax eggs and date paste, and stir to combine.
  4. Add the almond milk and stir into a thick batter.
  5. To make the crumb topping, mix the oats, date paste, and cinnamon.
  6. Portion 1/4 c of the muffin batter into a nonstick or lined muffin tin, and top each with about 1 tbsp of the crumb topping.
  7. Bake the muffins for 15 minutes.
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Vegan Cinnamon Crumb Muffins