11 of the BEST Vegan Muffin Recipes

Calling all muffin lovers! If you’re a fan of soft, moist, and utterly delicious vegan muffins, you’re in for a treat. These muffin recipes are a delicious celebration of flavors, featuring a diverse range of ingredients that will keep you going all year round.

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Hands down, the most popular recipes on this site are my vegan muffins. So I decided to put them all together in one place so you can enjoy these delicious baked treats at the same time.

From healthy carrot muffins to delicious chocolate chip muffins, there’s something for everyone.

So get ready to dive into a world of plant-based goodness and embark on a muffin adventure like no other. Learn how to troubleshoot and make perfect vegan muffins every time. Plus 11 of the BEST muffin recipes on the internet.

Serve and store

Now that your muffins are ready to be enjoyed, here are some presentation and storage tips to make the most of these delicious treats:

Portion – Enjoy your vegan muffins immediately as a delicious morning pastry or afternoon snack.

Storage -Store leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. Once completely cooled, place them in an airtight container and close the lid tightly. Alternatively, you can freeze them for up to 2 months. To enjoy frozen muffins, let them thaw at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours before eating.

Tips and tricks

  1. The most accurate way to measure flour involves pouring it into your measuring cup, leveling it with the back of a knife.
  2. Don’t overmix your dough. Overmixing allows gluten to develop and too much gluten will give you gummy, dense muffins.
  3. If using frozen berries, defrost the berries in a colander by running them under water at room temperature. Let the berries sit for 30 minutes for excess water and juice to drain. Dry them with a paper towel before adding them to your dough.
  4. Fill the muffin cups about ¾” full. If it’s fuller, they will overflow.
  5. Bake the muffins until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and the top is golden brown.
  6. Make sure to leave the muffins rest in the muffin tin for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. Otherwise, the muffins may collapse.

Frequently asked questions

Can I make these gluten-free muffin recipes?

Absolutely! Most of these muffin recipes can be easily adapted to be gluten-free by using a 1:1 baking mix or a gluten-free flour alternative.
Just make sure the other ingredients you use are also gluten-free and you’ll have delicious gluten-free muffins to enjoy!

Can I freeze these vegan muffins for later?

For sure! These muffins can be frozen for later enjoyment. Once completely cooled, place them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and store them in the freezer.
When you’re ready to enjoy them, simply let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours, or reheat them in the microwave or oven for a freshly baked taste. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Can I prepare the dough in advance?

If you want to make this muffin batter in advance, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
To bake the muffins, preheat the oven and bake according to directions. However, baking these muffins may take a few minutes longer as the batter will be chilled. The muffins will also be slightly denser as the baking soda begins to activate once mixed into the batter, making it slightly less potent.

What can I replace refined sugar with?

I recommend coconut sugar. Other readers have substituted ½ cup of maple syrup for the sugar or simply reduced the sugar by 25-50% with great success. Check out my complete guide to vegan sugar for more ideas.

Vegan Muffin Recipes

Healthy Carrot Muffins

My Vegan Carrot Muffins are the make-ahead vegan breakfast you need! These deliciously moist and flavorful baked goods are packed with protein and fiber AND are made without refined sugars. They’re also perfectly portable, making them an ideal choice for your morning commute.

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Vegan Blueberry Muffins

The perfect vegan blueberry muffins! These muffins are moist, sweet, perfectly moist, and loaded with fresh blueberries in every bite. Made with a hint of lemon to take these muffins to the next level.

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Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

My Vegan Carrot Muffins are the make-ahead vegan breakfast you need! These deliciously moist and flavorful baked goods are packed with protein and fiber AND are made without refined sugars. They’re also perfectly portable, making them an ideal choice for your morning commute.

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Vegan Strawberry Muffins

Wake up to something special. These vegan strawberry muffins are perfectly tender and moist for a fresh, seasonal breakfast pastry or daytime snack. A hint of lemon takes these muffins to the next level.

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Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Wake up to these perfect vegan lemon poppy seed muffins. They have everything you want in a muffin: moist, lemony, sweet and a little crunchy. Prepare them in less than 30 minutes!

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Vegan Mixed Berry Muffins

Wake up to these delicious berry muffins. Topped with a buttery crumb topping and baked to perfection, these sweet morning pastries are bursting with flavor.

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Double chocolate and cherry muffins

These Vegan Double Chocolate Cherry Muffins are so quick and easy to make. And, bursting with chocolate and cherries in every bite, they’re 100% delicious. Prepare them in less than 30 minutes for a sweet morning pastry or a chocolatey afternoon snack.

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Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

It’s fall with these deliciously light and perfectly flavored vegan pumpkin muffins. An easy, foolproof fall bake that will warm your house and keep you full. Done in just 30 minutes!

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Double chocolate zucchini muffins

Delicious and indulgent double chocolate zucchini muffins. These easy muffins can be made in just 35 minutes for a chocolate-filled, zucchini-filled, dairy-free, egg-free sweet treat.

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins

Wake up in decadent style with vegan bakery-style chocolate chip muffins. They are soft, chewy and bursting with chocolatey flavor. You will love them!

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Vegan Cornbread Muffins

The perfect vegan cornbread muffins! Enjoy this cornbread with hot chili, a hearty kale salad, or your favorite holiday meals. They’re quick to make for a classic muffin the whole family will love.

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Written by Sarah McMinn

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