Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins with Olive Oil

Last Updated on

Posts may be sponsored. Post contains affiliate links. I may be compensated if you make a purchase using my link. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

This gluten free apfelkuchen muffin recipe was made as part of a sponsored opportunity with Collective Bias®.  All opinions are mine and mine alone.

I love the fall and the flavors of pumpkin and apple.  Everywhere I drive in my small town, I see farm stands with pumpkins, apples, and fall desserts for sale. Many of the desserts, Sarah cannot enjoy because they have gluten.  I decided to try a gluten free apfelkuchen muffin with olive oil to see if I could replicate the dessert we enjoy that has gluten in it. Apfelkuchen is a German apple cake that is traditionally topped with a cinnamon crumb type topping.

Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffin #recipe #STAROliveOil #shop #cbias

Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins with Olive Oil

Yields 12

Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins with Olive Oil

25 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

Save RecipeSave Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1/4 cup brown rice or white rice flour
  • 1 tbsp potato starch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp STAR Butter flavored Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk (poured over vinegar to make buttermilk)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
  • For the topping on the muffins:
  • 2 apples (I like McIntosh)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmet


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Place paper muffin liners in muffin pan.
  3. Chop the apples into small cubes and place them in a bowl with lemon juice and water so they don't brown. Place them in a small sauce pan and simmer for one minute. Remove from heat.
  4. Mix the topping ingredients in a small bowl (except the apples) and set aside.
  5. Mix the STAR Butter flavored Olive Oil and the sugar.
  6. Stir in the milk and applesauce.
  7. Sift in the flours and baking powder. Mix until combined.
  8. Pour the gluten free apfelkuchen muffin batter into paper muffin liners about 3/4 of the way.
  9. Press the chopped apple gently into each muffin. Top with a tablespoon of topping.
  10. Bake 15-25 minutes. Muffins are done when a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

I made my own oat flour by pulverizing it in my blender.  You can purchase oat flour already ground in the gluten free or specialty baking section of your grocery store.

Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffin #recipe #STAROliveOil #cbias

The recipe I had from when I was younger called for margarine. Since I’m moving away from using margarine, I decided to use olive oil instead.  When I stopped at Walmart, I noticed a new olive oil on the shelf in the baking aisle called STAR Butter Flavored Olive Oil. I thought that this would work wonderfully in the Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins.  I was right, the STAR Butter Flavored Olive Oil gave the Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins a light buttery taste that I really enjoyed.

STAR Fine Foods is having a giveaway on their Facebook page where 10 fans will win a bottle of the olive oil! Enter today!

STAR Olive Oil Butter Flavor #STAROliveOil #shop

Gluten free Apfelkuchen Muffin #recipe #STAROliveOil #cbias

Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffin #recipe #STAROliveOil #cbias

Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffin #recipe #STAROliveOil #cbias

Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffin #recipe #STAROliveOil #Cbias #shop


Sharing is caring!


  1. These look SO good! I love that they are gluten free too!! Thanks for taking time to share the recipe! 
  2. those look delish! i love anything with apples
  3. I would eat these up! They not only look delicious, but also very pretty. I love all the texture.
  4. These look amazing!! Awesome pics, too. Makes me want to eat them up for sure!!!
  5. Looks like a great GF alternative to apple crisp!!
  6. I LOVE your pictures! :)  These look so easy to make and oh my word they look delicious. Can't wait to try this recipe :)
  7. those look yummy! And we are finding great apple varieties in the grocery store right now!
  8. Butter flavored olive oil! That is brilliant! I will be using this!
  9. Yum , this sounds delicious.  I love muffins.
  10. It's hard to find GOOD Gluten-Free recipes, but this one is amazing! Definitely a keeper!
  11. jenny at dapperhouse says
    My daughter eats gluten free so I will make these for her - thanks for the great seasonal recipe! 
  12. Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor) says
    This recipe looks and sounds AMAZING! If you were closer, I would give you my apples. We have never sprayed them. They are not as pretty as the apples you find in the store, but they taste delicious.
  13. When I saw the title I was like what the heck is apfelkuchen so I'm glad you explained it! Looks like a version of apple crisp in muffin form. Yum.
  14. Jessica @FoundtheMarbles says
    Yum. Can you save me one? Pretty please???
  15. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
    I love their petite size and I'll bet the olive oil keeps them nice and moist!
  16. Ashley - Embracing Homemaking says
    Yum!!! Those look absolutely amazing!  I would have never thought to have used oil - what a great idea.
  17. Those look delicious. Thanks for the recipe!
  18. Tammilee Tillison says
    Yum! These look delicious. I have never tried butter flavored oil before. 
  19. These look amazing!  Thank you so much!! #Client
  20. Petra Sartor says
    This looks delicious!! What a great way to have a healthy version of a fall-time favourite!  Loved all the other apple recipes in this collection too! (and the roasted maple walnut squash recipe! :)


  1. 55 Delicious Buttermilk Recipes Beyond Just Pancakes says:
    […] Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins with Olive Oil from Confessions of an Over Worked Mom […]
  2. 66 Delicious Buttermilk Recipes Beyond just Pancakes says:
    […] Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins with Olive Oil from Confessions of an Over Worked Mom […]
  3. Apple #Glutenfree #Recipe Roundup - This West Coast Mommy says:
    […] Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins – Confessions of an Overworked Mom […]
  4. Tips & Recipes for a Gluten Free Thanksgiving #thanksgivingtips - Week 99er says:
    […] Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins […]
  5. 15 Tasty Gluten Free Muffin Recipes says:
    […] Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins | Source: Confessions of an Overworked […]

Speak Your Mind


Rate this recipe: