Did I have you at vegan chocolate chip muffins?
Do you often add chocolate chips to muffin recipes?
It was about time I created stand-alone vegan chocolate chip muffins.
Not that those versions aren’t worthy of chocolate chips – or fabulous in their own right.
I just wanted to have a relatively simple and quick recipe for vegan chocolate chip muffins.
Then, something interesting happened.
I had to add something other than chocolate chips.
But, I know you’ll agree with me, that these vegan chocolate chip muffins are better with…
There is something about the combination of chocolate chips and blueberries in baked goods.
Do you agree?
I’ve been here before. With the chocolate drop blueberry pancakes and also the berry patch brownies in LTEV.
And while you can substitute other berries for the blueberries (ex: strawberries, raspberries), for me the magic combo is with blueberries.
The girls agree! Well, 2 of the three. Yep, middle girl still doesn’t like any berries of any kind. 🙄
So, that’s why you see half of these vegan chocolate chip muffins with just chips and the other half with blueberries.
I fill half of the muffin liners with the batter straight, then add the blueberries to the remaining half.
Do you see the bluebs in there…?!
Of course you can go with all blueberries. Or just all chips.
Or double chips. 🤪🍫 #imnotjudging
Strap on your aprons, kids, it’s time to bake!
Let me know how they go. x Dreena
Note: This muffin batter is entirely oil-free, but of course chocolate chips do contain oil. If you need fully oil-free muffins, omit the chips. 😿😿 Unless you know of oil-free chocolate chips… if so, please share in comments!
Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins
Easy to prep, these vegan chocolate chip muffins will become a family favorite!
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp oat flour
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour can substitute a generous cup of spelt flour, about 1 cup + 2-3 tbsp
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon or nutmeg
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup non-dairy chocolate chips or mini non-dairy chips (omit for oil-free, see note)
- 1 cup cup plain or vanilla non-dairy milk
- 1/2 cup plain or vanilla non-dairy yogurt
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- optional: 1/3 – 1/2 cup frozen blueberries or raspberries or 1/4 cup dried cherries0 (see note
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a muffin tray by lining with parchment liners (see note). In a large bowl, add flours, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon or nutmeg, and chips. Stir through until well combined. In another bowl, add milk, yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla, and vinegar or lemon juice. Stir to fully combine. Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix until just combined (do not overmix). If using frozen berries, add *just* before filling muffins cups, and briefly mix through. Use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin cups, filling 11. Bake for 23 minutes, checking for doneness at this time. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for a couple of minutes. Then, transfer muffins (in paper liners) to a cooling rack to cool further.
Note: When first making these muffins, I intended them to be a straight up chocolate chip muffin. But, I couldn’t resist the addition of frozen berries – especially blueberries! The combination is incredible. Often, I fill half the liners with the batter on its own without berries, then mix the berries into the remaining batter and continue to fill. That way, some plain chocolate chip muffins for a couple of family members, and berry ones for the others!
Blueberries Note: If you want to fill the entire batch with blueberries, you can use more frozen blueberries. When using frozen berries, they take a little longer to bake. So either give another minute of baking, or fill the liners less and make 12 muffins instead of 11.
Oil-Free Note: If following a completely oil-free diet, omit the chips. Ideas for substitutes include cocoa nibs (however they can be very hard), or dried fruit or chopped nuts. If you know of oil-free chocolate chips, please share in the comments!
photo credit: Angela MacNeil