Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Muffins

Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Muffins

These Oil-free Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Muffins are super easy to make, just 8 ingredients and are so rich and decadent! They are topped with a homemade vegan chocolate sauce. 

If you love decadent chocolate treats, these are for you! These Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Muffins and homemade chocolate sauce are no joke. This is reserved for serious chocolate lovers. They are oil-free, yet are very rich, making them perfect for Valentine's Day.

For a fun Valentine's Day treat, I also made some in these adorable heart-shaped silicone baking molds. My daughter really loves these!

I love baking for all types of allergies and if you are gluten-free, then definitely check out these Vegan Gluten-free Double Chocolate Muffins!

However, for those who like to bake with wheat flour, they are the perfect oil-free vegan chocolate muffins! If you are trying to bake oil-free, then check out all of my tips on How to Cook and Bake Without Oil.


First, you will need to gather these easy 8 ingredients:

  • whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • baking soda
  • vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • full-fat coconut milk
  • maple syrup
  • unsweetened applesauce
  • vanilla extract

Would you just look at how incredibly moist these Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Muffins are? I'm telling you...these are insanely chocolatey, rich and delicious! They are so soft and tender, making them the perfect texture.

Closeup view of double chocolate muffins on white plate

We love to eat these vegan whole wheat chocolate muffins on their own. They are also incredible topped with this Vegan Homemade Chocolate Sauce for an extra decadent treat. I've made the sauce with both almond butter and peanut butter. Honestly though, the muffins are so rich, the sauce is just extra indulgence!

The chocolate sauce is also delicious drizzled on some Vegan Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Ice Cream.

However, obviously, it's delicious on these Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Muffins.

Other Vegan Muffin recipes to try:

5 from 1 vote

Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Muffins

These Vegan Whole Wheat Vegan Chocolate Muffins are super easy to make, just 8 ingredients and are so rich and decadent! They are topped with a Vegan Homemade Chocolate Sauce for a decadent version. 
Course Muffins
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 1 dozen
Author Brandi Doming


  • 1 1/4 cups (160g) whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (48g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup (180g) dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup (180g) full-fat coconut milk (shake the can well first, this is crucial to the texture, so don't sub with another milk)
  • 3/4 cup (240g) pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (120g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon (8g) vanilla extract

I always, always recommend a scale for baking, so you get the accurate results I have here. It's easier and faster and you do not need to get out cups. I use this scale and love it! Just add the bowl to the scale, hit zero and add each ingredient one by one, hitting zero in between each ingredient. Use teaspoons still for small measurements.


    1. Preheat an oven to 350°F (177°C and line a muffin pan with 12 nonstick liners. I use either parchment paper liners or Reynolds Stay-brite are best, as they never stick.
    2. Add the wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt to a large bowl and whisk very well. Add the milk, applesauce, vanilla and chocolate chips and stir until the batter is smooth.
    3. Bake for 22-25 minutes. They are done when they have puffed up and a toothpick comes out basically clean. Don't be confused between wet batter and the melted chocolate chips though.
    4. Let them cool for 15 minutes, as they will finish cooking and be too tender to eat right away. Cool completely on a wire rack. Once cooled, drizzle Vegan Homemade Chocolate Sauce on top if feeling super indulgent.



    1. OMG! Those are gorgeous but was floored that you made your own chocolate, Never would think to do that but you are so right, it has no stabilizers etc... much healthier and you know what you are eating, Love this!!
      • Thank you so much sweetheart!! I kept dipping my fingers in the chocolate sauce...oops :) It may be too bitter for some...too dark chocolate tasting...but that's easily adaptable by adding more sweetener. I just made it knowing I was going to drizzle it on other things. Im thinking it would be awesome to make in brownies too...gooey brownies....that's my next recipe maybe :)
        • Love DIY anything, ordering the cocoa butter from Amazon unless they carry it at Whole Foods, going there this weekend. I have to try this.
      • My aunt bought some at whole foods but not sure if they carry it at all of them. It's soooo good...the best part is you can make it as sweet as you want by adding your preferred dry sweetener. It's definitely more bittersweet, so you may not like the bitterness the way I've written the recipe. I'm telling you though, it thickens up considerably after it cools throughout the day, or sits in the fridge. I've been putting it on toast the last two days with peanut butter...and O.M.G....amazing. It's even better with each day, lol!
    2. I loveee that you made this from scratch!! I will so be making this next time I need a chocolate sauce!
    3. Love the recipes :-)
    4. You're too much, Brandi! Making your own chocolate? And with peanut butter? Really? And I bet it goes perfectly with these cakes of yours. Well done! Have a happy Valentine's Day!
      • Thanks so much John!! It was so easy, I couldn't help myself. Happy Valentines Day!
    5. Oh boy, this looks amazing Brandi. LOVE bittersweet chocolate. I'd be happy to eat that Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce straight from the pot with my fingers.
    6. Brandi, you are amazing! I love the chocolate from scratch! Bittersweet is one of my favorites! I have to begin to use more applesauce in my recipes! You are truly an inspiration! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day :)
    7. Thank you Brandi for an excellent recipe!! All the best. Shane
    8. Lisa Horvath
    9. Amazing recipe! Happy Valentine's Day :)
    10. Great recipe, looks delish xxxx
    11. Your chocolate peanut butter sauce sounds delicious! I've never used cocoa butter before but now I'm definitely interested. Happy Valentine's Day, Brandi. :)
    12. You are amazing! I get inspired with what you create every time I come here Brandi! Making it from scratch must be challenging but you have made it look so easy. You are right. I can have these everyday because it is safe from all the chemicals.
      • Aww thank you Danny! You are so sweet, that means so much to me!! It was really easy, anybody could do it! Super delicious too! :)
    13. oh Brandi! These look so yummy!!! Your Almond Chocolate chip cakes look gorgeous!! and yes, totally same wave length. . to me, Valentine's Day is not complete without chocolate! Happy Valentine's Day, Brandi!!! Hope you have a great one!
      • Thank you so much Alice!! Absolutely, Valentine's Day without chocolate is an oxymoron, lol! :)
    14. I'm always so impressed by how you make the most beautiful, decadent items from such healthy ingredients. Your food always looks just as good, if not better, than the full fat versions. These almond chocolate chip cakes are stunning, especially with that thick drizzle of sauce. I hope you have a wonderful love day, Brandi!
      • You are a sweetheart Nancy....your words made me smile big! Thank you so much! It was super delicious and with the chocolate sauce, it was decadent...I just ate some spread with peanut butter on some oat bread, omg! Delish! It is even better the day after sitting in the fridge because it becomes super thick! Happy Valentines Day :)
    15. OMG look at these - it is hard to believe that they are also healthy, when they look so sinful :-) Delicious Brandi!! Happy Weekend
    16. Omg--how are you so amazing making these delicious-sounding desserts with no oil or sugar? You are my hero! And I want one of these RIGHT NOW!
      • Aww thanks Erika! You're so sweet! The best part is it all still tastes delicious! :) I've been spreading the chocolate sauce on toast, omg.
    17. Waw! What 2 amazing & fantastic combined recipes! I love it all! I must make these today! They look stunning, those heart shaped cakes! MMMMMMMMMMMMM!
    18. OHHHHHH nice!!
    19. Yummy ! May your Easter be full of excellent chocolate !
    20. These muffins are so moist and chocolatey. I made them two days in a row since the first batch was eaten up by my family. Highly recommend these

        Thank you so much Nanette, so glad you enjoyed them!

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