These vegan chocolate muffins are simply delicious, rich in chocolate flavour and soft and fluffy in texture. Perfect for Valentine’s day gift or as a lovely breakfast/snack for school or work.
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Chocolate is very big in Japan in February because on Valentine’s Day girls confess their love to the boy they love by giving them chocolates. It is interesting, isn’t it? It’s completely the opposite of the rest of the world!
I grew up with Valentine’s custom here so who knows maybe I’ll meet my perfect guy to give my chocolate muffins to!
Chocolate is absolutely one of my favourite flavours of all. So I have been experimenting with my recipes with chocolate and voila!
I introduce you to my vegan chocolate muffins, great for gifts for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion!
I have tried SO MANY TIMES to make them and I also failed SO MANY TIMES.
Sometimes they didn’t cook well and comes out with a runny centre or the top grew so much it was almost like a slimy monster out of my oven… As you can imagine it left so much mess in the oven I felt like my occupation was an oven cleaning machine most of February.
When I think back though, after all these fun failures I made, it indeed was kind of a fun experiment, and these muffins were born!
This vegan chocolate muffin recipe makes about 6 medium size muffins. If you would like to make more simply double or triple the amount of ingredients in the recipe card below, it will automatically calculate for you!
How to make these vegan chocolate muffins
They are very simple to bake, quite possibly simpler than you might think. It only calls for some very basic ingredients and can be made in one bowl, hurray!
I wanted to post this recipe because it’s so versatile. If you can make them, you can play around with the recipe like adding vegan chocolate chips or your favourite nuts, really anything!
Here are some useful tips to make this recipe.
What makes these muffins so rich is the vegan butter.
I tried to make them with vegetable oil and it turned out just as good, but using vegan butter makes it much richer and soft, yet quite fluffy which was just what I wanted.
I used this soy margarine, it’s vegan and transfat free! Some of my other favourites are Earth Balance buttery spread, and they now have buttery stick too! Flora is a lovely brand that has many vegan buttery spreads and sticks too. They have so many ranges of vegan spreads and butter, what a great time to be vegan!
Unsweetened cacao powder
Use unsweetened cacao powder to get that rich chocolate flavour! I love Navitas organic cacao powder because they are vegan and relatively cheap to buy, but taste delicious in baking goods.
Make sure to use unsweetened cacao powder. Because if it’s sweetened, it will affect the taste of the final product. If you only have sweetened cacao powder at hand and can’t get any unsweetened, you can reduce the sugar by half a tablespoon to a full tablespoon to adjust the sweetness.
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Q and A
Can I make them gluten-free?
Yes you can. Simply replace the flour with 1:1 gluten-free flour and it will make lovely vegan and gluten-free chocolate muffins. The texture will be slightly denser I would say, but they are as delicious!
How can I store them?
You can keep them at room temperature for up to 2-3 days in an airtight container. If you would like to keep them longer, you can also store them in the freezer too. Put them in an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. To serve them warm them up in a microwave to get the soft and fluffy texture again.
You will LOVE these vegan chocolate muffins because they are:
– simple and easy
– rich and delicious
– soft, moist and fluffy
– perfect as a gift
Please leave a comment and rate this recipe in the comment section below if you like these vegan chocolate muffins! Let me know and tag me @thechestnutbakery on Instagram too. Thank you for making my recipe, friends!Print