These Vegan Whole Wheat Vegan Chocolate Muffins are super easy to make, just 8 ingredients and are so rich and decadent! Soft, fluffy and moist and oil-free!
HEALTHY VEGAN CHOCOLATE MUFFINS
If you love decadent chocolate treats, these are for you! These Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Muffins and homemade chocolate sauce are no joke. They are made with whole wheat and have no oil in them, so they are more on the healthy side than ones made with refined sugar and oil.
This is reserved for serious chocolate lovers. They are oil-free, yet are very rich. While they aren’t fat-free, they are nearly half the fat than a traditional chocolate muffin made with eggs, oil or butter.
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.
(Only 8 main ingredients needed. Full details and measurements on the recipe card below.)
- Whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
- Unsweetened cocoa powder: I use the Hershey’s brand.
- Baking soda
- Vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips: I use the Enjoy Life brand or the Sprouts or Heb brands.
- Full-fat coconut milk: This replaces the need for oil and butter. It also makes these muffins incredibly tender, soft and fluffy and so rich! I recommend the Thai Kitchen brand for the best results. Do not use the Polar brand, as it is mostly fillers and will ruin the texture.
- Maple syrup: Using unrefined maple syrup instead of white sugar keeps these muffins healthier since it is an unrefined sugar.
- Unsweetened applesauce: Using applesauce in place of oil helps to make these muffins stay moist and soft.
- Vanilla extract
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY VEGAN CHOCOLATE MUFFINS
Step 1. Combine the dry ingredients.
Step 2: Add the wet ingredients and mix until a smooth batter forms, being careful not to overmix.
Step 3: Bake for 22-25 minutes and let cool before eating.
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.
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!
MORE VEGAN MUFFIN RECIPES
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- Gluten-free Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
- Vegan Chai Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Healthy Vegan Chocolate Muffins (Oil-free)
- 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 or whisk until smooth. See Notes for SUB.)
- 3/4 cup (240g) pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup (120g) unsweetened applesauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoon (8g) vanilla extract
- I always recommend to use a scale for accuracy when baking, following MY gram weights listed, since we all measure differently. This greatly improves your chance for success and lessons room for error. You never need cups or to compare them to the weights, just use the scale and bowl and make sure to zero out in between each ingredient. My recipes are 100% tested specifically using my exact weights and your results will turn out as mine are pictured this way.
- I use this scale.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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