These Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Muffins are super chocolatey, rich and fudgy and make a great healthier dessert or snack! They're seriously moist, easily customisable, refined sugar free and come together in one bowl.
How to make this recipe
Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full recipe.
- Place all the ingredients in aglass mixing bowl and mix it all together.
Tip: Make sure to use ameasuring jug to measure out the exact amount of plant-based milk!
- 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
- 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
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Watch how to make this recipe
Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Muffins
- 60 g (¼ 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 ¼ cup) ground almonds (almond meal) *
- 150 g (1 ¼ cup) gluten-free flour blend (or sub plain flour if not gluten-free)
- 2 heaped teaspoons baking powder (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
- ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- 50 g (½ 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.
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