Maple Vanilla Muffins

The seeds of a vanilla bean add incredibly warm floral notes to these moist muffins. They are so deliciously sweet, they can be frosted and served as cupcakes.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 22 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1½ cups wheat flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Seeds of 1 vanilla bean


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 1 muffin pan with liners and lightly spray liners with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine applesauce and flaxseed.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of these dry ingredients and pour in maple syrup, almond milk, butter, vanilla extract, vanilla bean seeds, and the applesauce mixture. Mix everything until just combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared muffin liners. Bake muffins for 12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.