Apple coffee cake jumbo muffins

OMG how about these apple coffee cake jumbo muffins that are not so bad for you? These have a lot less sugar, hardly any fat and made with whole grains.

Apple coffee cake jumbo muffins

How great do these apple coffee cake jumbo muffins look? They taste even better!

I actually used Musselman’s unsweetened apple sauce for the bater instead of using oil or butter to cut down on the fat. Compare to conventional apple coffee cake muffins I am sure these are a a lot healthier.

As a matter of fact, you can use Musselman’s apple sauce for any type of cake batter by decreasing the amount of oil or butter and substituting it with apple sauce. This way you decrease not only the calories but also the fat. Case in point, these apple coffee cake jumbo muffins. They have many different types of apple sauces. For this one I used the unsweetened apple sauce but they also have an organic apple butter version that I am sure will get my hands on!

I also used a gluten free streusel topping and added some rolled oats to give the muffins some extra fiber. All in all these apple coffee cake jumbo muffins where a super success. My kids devour them. Of course because of the size I just allowed them to have half but making regular size ones would be better for portion control. Which ever size you make they will both be great, just make sure that if you do smaller ones you decrease the amount of baking.

Giveaway: Winner is Kari M

Musselman’s has also offered a prize pack that would consist of their new Big Cup Apple Sauce and recipe cards.

To enter:

  • Simply state what would you use the apple sauce for. Just let me know on the comment section below.
  • I will pick a winner September 30th.
  • Giveaway only for US resident, sorry!

Well I hope you get to try these apple coffee cake jumbo muffins. They are nothing but delicious and not bad for you.


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Apple coffee cake jumbo muffins

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Musselman’s. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own and I speak from personal experience. The end :-)


Apple coffee cake jumbo muffins

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6 jumbo muffins or 12 regular muffins

Total Time: 1 hour


Streusel topping

  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, you can also use olive oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder

Dripping sauce - optional

  • 3 tbsp coconut cream with 1 tbsp maple syrup, or 3 tbsp caramel sauce of choice



Preheat oven to 350 F. Place muffin paper liners on the jumbo muffin pan and set aside.

In a bowl mix eggs, apple sauce, yogurt, vanilla and sugar. Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, half the chopped apples and combine. With a large cookie scoop fill each muffin liner 3/4 of the way.

In another bowl combing strudel topping plus the remainder of the chopped apples and place over the muffin batter. Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. I baked my muffins for 40 minutes. If you choose to do smaller muffins bake for 20-25 minutes only. Remove the muffins from the baking pan and cool on a wire rack.

You can drizzle some caramel sauce, the coconut milk mixture or leave the muffins as is.

Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 4.10.20 PM Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 4.10.11 PMThe left nutrition fact label is for the 12 regular size muffins the right nutrition fact label is for the 6 jumbo size muffins. Drizzle not included in nutrition calculations.


  1. I have never used applesauce as a substitute but want to try this recipe! What a great idea to use apple butter, I LOVE that stuff! :)

  2. My kids eat so much applesauce! Usually they mix it in with their oatmeal for breakfast.

  3. Great recipe. Can I use oat flour for these? Lovely site:) I am looking for some oat flour recipes..

  4. Love it.. especially the coconut drizzle. I love using applesauce as a substitute in my baking.

  5. This looks so amazing, I love coffee cake so much!

  6. i love using applesauce instead of fats in baking!! :) these look delicious!

  7. These look phenomenal, Miryam! I might borrow your drizzle idea. Did you use canned or carton coconut milk? I have been adding applesauce to all my baked goods lately.

  8. Hi Miryam,

    I am a Community Nutrition Educator at a non-profit organization. I hold cooking classes and provide education to the food bank participants. At home, I’m not even sure I have baking oil because I substitute unsweetened applesauce in everything. We have a few fall themed cooking classes coming up and I use unsweetened applesauce in teaching the participants how to use low-cost ingredients in healthy baking/cooking. I would use the Musselman’s applesauce in the cooking classes as well as in the food pantry.

    Thank you!,

  9. I absolutely love baking with applesauce and can never have enough healthy muffin recipes on hand. Love this Miryam!

  10. I started to make these today but I’m a little confused. You say to stir half the apples into the batter but never mention what to do with the other half. You just say to put the streusel over the apples. Can you clarify please? Thanks!

  11. I’ll make these apple coffeecake muffins, and then I’ll use some of the rest to substitute for oil in another recipe. If there’s any left, I’ll warm it in the microwave, sprinkle cinnamon on it, and enjoy its delicious goodness!

  12. Definitely would use the apple sauce to make these! Thank you for all your great recipes!

  13. Just took these out of the oven. They look and smell amazing. I can’t wait for them to cool off.

  14. They are wonderful. I was going to wait until tomorrow to eat one, but never made it beyond the time it took for them to cool off. Thank you for the recipe.

  15. I use applesauce in my GF pancake recipe I make every week!  With food allergies, we can’t buy much, if anything pre-made.  I can’t wait to try this recipe! Looks so yummy! I’m hoping my all purpose GF flour mix will work in it! 

  16. These look amazing! Any sub for the brown rice flour? I have several flours in my pantry and would prefer not to buy another one!

  17. Wow..Amazing apple coffee cake jumbo muffins! I found your post from Pinterest! I’m also gonna pin this post on my Pinterest board my followers will love it. Thanks for sharing healthy recipe and nutrition facts, Miryam!

  18. Legit speechless, that apple coffee cake jumbo muffins recipe looks unreal! Definitely I will make it on the weekend for my family.

  19. This is so cool, Thanks for sharing the recipe, I really like and would love to try it. 5 stars for this recipe because I like it

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