Last month we were cleansing hard, right?
Now we are switching gears for the next week and a half to focus on the holiday of decadence. That’s right, Valentine’s Day is coming up and we are going to celebrate with all things chocolate. I’m super excited to share with you one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever made later this week (you’ll just have to come back) but before that happens, we’ve got something else to get excited about.
That’s right, it’s vegan Chocolate Chip Muffin time.
Hands down, my most popular recipe on the website is my Blueberry Muffins. You guys LOVE those muffins and that makes me so happy.
Since I didn’t want to stray too far from what works, I adapted that recipe to make these vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins. Using simple everyday ingredients, this fool-proof muffin is unbelievable moist, perfectly sweet, and filled with chocolate chips in every bite.
How to make vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins
Step one – Make Vegan Buttermilk
In a small bowl combine the soy milk and apple cider vinegar. Whisk together then set aside to allow the milk to curdle.
The soy milk/apple cider vinegar combination makes vegan buttermilk which is essential for the muffins rise. I am often asked if other non-dairy milk will do and have learned that people have had great success with other thick milk such as cashew milk and oat milk.
Once the milk/vinegar mixture is thick and curdled, add the granulated sugar, oil, and vanilla extract, whisking together until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Step two – Make the Batter
While the milk/vinegar is curdling, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in small bowl. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until the flour is evenly hydrated. Be careful not to overmix.
Fold in the chocolate chips and your batter is done!
Step three – Bake the Muffins
Spoon or pipe the batter into the prepared baking sheet so that muffin molds are 2/3rd of the way full. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes until lightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before transferring onto wire cooling racks to cool completely.
That’s it! Beautiful perfect chocolate chip muffins.
A few of the reason I love these muffins and think you will too:
- Super easy to make. They can be throw together in about 10 minutes
- Fool-Proof. No finicky egg replacer or hard to find ingredients.
- Delicious Flavor. Moist with the perfect crumb and a hint of sweetness, plus chocolate chips in every bite!
- Unbelievably Vegan. Share these with friends and you will undoubtedly hear the exclamation, “these are vegan?!”
- Minimal Mess. Easy to make and easy to clean up!
Want to see for yourself? Let’s go!
Tips for making the best chocolate chip muffins
- Do not overmix your batter. Overmixing allows the gluten to develop and too much gluten will give you gummy and dense muffins.
- Fill muffin tins about 3/4″ of the way full. Any fuller than that and they will overflow.
- Make sure to let the chocolate chip muffins sit in the muffin tin for 10 minutes before flipping them out to a wire cooling rack. Otherwise, the muffins may fall apart.
- For variations, swap out the chocolate chips for berries or nuts.
Other vegan muffin recipes
The muffin recipes on my blog are among my most popular recipes. Here are a few fan favorite vegan muffins from My Darling Vegan:
- Blueberry Muffins
- Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
- Banana Nut Muffins
- Pumpkin Muffins
- Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
I think you have everything you need to know about these chocolate cherry muffins. Let’s take a look at the recipe card below!
Wake up in decadent style with a Bakery-Style vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins. Moist, fluffy, and bursting with chocolatey flavor.
Keyword: Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 193 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Preheat the oven to 375. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
In a small bowl combine the soy milk and apple cider vinegar. Whisk together then set aside to allow the milk to curdle. This will take about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Once milk/vinegar mixture is thick and curdled, resembling buttermilk, add the granulated sugar, oil, and vanilla extract, whisking together until the sugar has completely dissolved. Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together until dough is evenly hydrated.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Spoon the batter into the prepared baking sheet so that muffin molds are 2/3rd of the way full. Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly brown and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean
Remove from oven and let cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before transferring onto wire cooling racks to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- If you can't find vegan mini chocolate chips, regular-sized chocolate chips will do.