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Apple Cider Donut Muffins (egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free)

We are finally in September…so bring on Fall! I am SO ready for sweaters, cold weather, holiday meals, and apple cider. This recipe for Apple Cider Donut Muffins is the perfect way to ring in the fall season.

As I write this, I am half watching the Bachelor in Paradise finale, but just started to hear a funny sound. I turned down the tv volume. Then turned off the air conditioner (it is still 85 degrees here in Orange County, so no cold weather for us Californians yet). I can still hear something, so I peek my head out the window and can you believe, it’s pouring rain! It’s like the clouds knew that I was writing a fall blog post and needed a little rain to make it feel more authentic.

Anywho, back to the recipe. This is a new recipe, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. As most people with egg allergies know, not all egg substitutes translate very well.

Fortunately, the egg substitute worked REALLY well in this recipe.

Like all of my recipes, I make sure that they are simple enough, and do not require any ingredients that most people would not have already in their kitchen.

If you saw my post on Instagram – here is the answer to the question. The muffin on the right is baked with this recipe, which means NO EGG! The muffin on the left was baked with egg. Who says people with food allergies have to miss out??

Please comment below with any feedback, suggestions, or just to say hello! Enjoy!

Apple Cider Donut Muffins (egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free)



1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup apple juice
1 egg substitute – 1 tsp. baking powder + 1 1/2 T. water + 1 1/2 T. oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Sugar Topping

4 T. melted dairy-free margarine
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a mini muffin pan (or regular muffin pan if you are making regular sized muffins)
In a bowl, combine apple juice, egg substitute, and vanilla.
Stir in flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Pour batter into mini muffin pan and bake in oven for 15 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean).
Melt dairy-free margarine in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon for topping.
After muffins are finished baking, coat each muffin in light layer of margarine, then roll in sugar and cinnamon topping.
Let cool, then enjoy!
Batter that is safe to lick the spoon! apple cider donut muffin batter A picture of my dining table that was built by myself and my hubby! And of course, featuring my favorite Target dishes we got for our wedding.

I’m Caitlin! An allergic mama :) I’m raising two boys while continuing to navigate life with anaphylaxis. I’m excited to share recipes, reviews, and helpful hints with you!
    • V
    • September 13, 2017

    Sounds yummy! As someone with nut allergies, I am so appreciative. Thank you! I’ll have to find a reason to make some for friends.

    1. Reply

      You’re very welcome! I am happy to share my recipes, because I know how difficult it can be to find safe recipes for people with allergies.

    • Mel
    • September 13, 2017

    If we were not do the egg substitute do you have the directions for it that way? It looks amazing tho!! Thanks!!

    1. Reply

      The egg replacement is for 1 egg, so you can just use 1 egg instead!

    • Geeta
    • September 14, 2017

    Thanks Caity for the recipe! Can’t wait to try it out. My second little has allergies and I’m trying to build up my repertoire of recipes that the whole family can enjoy.

    1. Reply

      You’re very welcome! The whole family can definitely enjoy this recipe – I made these for friends that do not even have allergies. They loved them!

    • Ann
    • September 16, 2017

    Can this be done gluten free as well?

    1. Reply

      I personally have not tried the recipe with a gluten free substitute, but I know that moms had commented on a Facebook group that they were able to, and it came out great!

    • Sarah
    • September 17, 2017

    Can’t wait to try this! We are going apple picking soon and would love to throw some real apples in it too. Do you think they will cook up okay using some apples in it as well. We are pn/tn/egg allergy so I’m always looking for recipes that my son can enjoy. Thanks again!

    1. Reply

      How fun to go apple picking! Yes, I think that would be delicious! I am so glad that you are able to find recipes for your son. Feel free to comment or email me with any suggestions 🙂

    • Amy
    • September 23, 2017

    These are delicious!! Just made the recipe!! We ended up liking it w/just the tops coated!! My house has never smelled this amazing! Lol! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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