These Vegan Double Chocolate Muffins are made with two types of chocolate chunks, cocoa powder, apple sauce, good-quality olive oil, and vegan yogurt to create the most chocolatey and moist muffin of all time.
These muffins are made with olive oil and not by creaming butter and sugar together so a big bowl and a 12-count muffin pan are all you need for this recipe.
- All Purpose Flour
- Organic Cane Sugar
- Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
- Vegan Yogurt
- Good Quality Olive Oil
- Chocolate Chunks
I know it's hard to follow recipes exactly because you want to use what you have on hand instead of buying excess ingredients that you may not use again. My best tip for this is to just be mindful of what switches you make. One small change in baking can result in an entirely different outcome.
I love keeping these double chocolate olive oil muffins simple by adding just chocolate chunks but walnuts would be a delicious add-in as well or some vanilla extract.
Tips & Tricks
When it comes to baking the most important step to follow in order to ensure that the product comes out correctly is to spoon and level the flour, do not over-mix the batter, and follow the ingredients and instructions as written.
Frequently Asked Questions
Over-measuring flour can result in a dry batter which will then create a dry and crumbly muffin. Spoon and level off the flour! I can’t recommend this enough. Avoid scooping the flour out of the container or bag with your measuring cup simply spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level it off with a knife instead. Avoid packing the flour into the cup or banging the cup on the counter. This will make the flour settle and you’ll end up with too much flour.
Over-mixing the batter can make extra gluten start to develop and will become too dense. This is a common problem in baked goods but can easily be avoided. I also recommend adding the chocolate chunks to the dry mixture and not after the batter is combined. The chocolate will be distributed already and you won't have to double mix.
Use room temperature ingredients so that they are easier to mix and incorporate into the dry. While my oven was preheating I put the yogurt, apple sauce, and nondairy milk on to the stovetop. This worked well for me and I recommend it. You could also heat the ingredients in the microwave for about a few seconds. Once it is no longer cold to the touch, it's good to go!
Muffins are commonly made with butter because butter is delicious and adds flavor. I used olive oil in this muffin because it adds flavor but also keeps the muffin moist. I find that the combination of cocoa powder and butter makes this muffin a little too dense and dry when combined. Oil keeps these chocolate muffins very fluffy and moist.
The high heat will help the muffins become nice and tall and then the lower temperature will cook the inside without burning the outside.
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Vegan Double Chocolate Muffins
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour spoon and level
- 1 cup Organic Cane Sugar
- ½ cup Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Vegan Chocolate Chunks I used half dark & half semi-sweet
- ½ cup Room Temperature Apple Sauce
- ½ cup Room Temperature Unsweetened Vegan Yogurt
- ½ cup Room Temperature Plant Milk
- ½ cup Good Quality Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- Preheat oven to 425F. Line a 12-count muffin pan with cupcake liners or grease.
- Note: You want the wet ingredients to be room temperature. I simply sat the non-dairy milk, yogurt and applesauce on top of my oven while it preheated. Just make sure they aren't cold to the touch.
- Spoon and level the all purpose flour in to the measuring cup and add to a large bowl. Whisk in the organic cane sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Stir in your chocolate chunks to the dry mixture and set aside. I enjoy mixing half dark chocolate and half semi-sweet to these muffins.
- Whisk together the room temperature apple sauce, unsweetened vegan yogurt, plant milk, olive oil and apple cider vinegar in a separate bowl.
- Add the wet mixture in to the dry and mix until just combined. Be sure not to over-mix.
- Divide the batter in to the muffin pan. It's about a heaping ¼ cup per muffin.
- Bake at 425F for 5 minutes and then without opening the oven turn the heat down to 350F and continue to cook for 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean or the muffins bounce back when gently pressed. Be careful not over bake.
- Let cool and enjoy!