Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins with Olive Oil

Last Updated on April 29, 2022 by Ellen Christian

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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.

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Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins with Olive Oil

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Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins with Olive Oil

25 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 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.

You may also enjoy this lecithin bread recipe.

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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.

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26 thoughts on “Gluten Free Apfelkuchen Muffins with Olive Oil”

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  3. 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! :)
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  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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