Why you’ll love these Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Muffins:
- they’re undetectably vegan and gluten-free
- they’re seriously moist
- they’re rich and fudgy
- they’re perfectly chocolatey
- they’re easily customisable
- they’re refined sugar free
- they’re made in one bowl
- they’re perfect for dessert, breakfast, brunch or a snack!
How to make these Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate MuffinsScroll down to the bottom of the post for the full recipe.
- Place all the ingredients in a glass mixing bowl and mix it all together.
- Divide the batter between muffin cases in a muffin/cupcake tin.
- Decorate with chocolate chips, if desired.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
How long do these Chocolate Muffins keep for?Though these Chocolate Muffins do taste best when fresh, they keep well covered in the fridge for up to a few days.
Substitutions you can make to this recipe:
- you can use any type of oil: coconut oil, olive oil or vegetable oil
- you can use any type of plant-based milk: almond milk, rice milk, soy milk, cashew milk, oat milk etc
- you can use any type of liquid sweetener: maple syrup, agave syrup, brown rice syrup etc
- you can replace the ground almonds (almond meal/almond flour) with ground walnuts
- for a nut-free version: replace the ground almonds (almond meal/almond flour) with ground sunflower seeds
- you can use plain flour, wholemeal (whole wheat) flour or spelt flour instead of the gluten-free flour if you’re not gluten-free
- you can omit the chocolate chips
- for a refined sugar free version, omit the chocolate chips or use refined sugar free chocolate chips or chunks
- you can add some fresh fruit to the batter, such as raspberries or cherries!
More vegan chocolate baking recipes:
- Tahini Frosted Chocolate Cake
- Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Cake
- Brooklyn Blackout Chocolate Cake
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake
- Chocolate Orange Cake
- Chocolate Cupcakes
- German Chocolate Cake
- Chocolate Mousse Cake
- Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake
Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Muffins
- 60 g (1/4 cup) coconut oil (or sub olive or vegetable oil)
- 250 ml (1 cup) unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
- 12 tablespoons maple syrup (or sub any other sweetener)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch salt
- 150 g (1 1/4 cup) ground almonds (almond meal) *
- 150 g (1 1/4 cup) gluten-free flour blend (or sub plain flour if not gluten-free)
- 2 heaped teaspoons baking powder (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
- 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- 50 g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
- 50 g (1.8 oz) dark chocolate chips ** (ensure vegan/gluten-free if necessary)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Place the coconut oil in a large bowl and melt over a saucepan of boiling water or in the microwave (skip this step if using any other oil)
- Once melted, add the milk to the same bowl along with the vinegar, maple syrup, vanilla, salt and ground almonds
- Sift in the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder
- Mix well, adding a tiny splash more milk if it’s looking too dry
- Stir in the chocolate chips
- Transfer mixture between muffin cases in a muffin tin
- Bake in oven for around 20 minutes until risen and an inserted skewer comes out clean
- Best when fresh, but keeps well covered in the fridge for up to a few days