Essential Allergy Friendly Recipes: Vegan Chocolate Muffins

Essential Allergy Friendly Recipes: Vegan Chocolate Muffins

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate muffin, they are an easy to grab breakfast or mid-afternoon chocolate hit.  But why settled for those dry, crumbly ones off the shelf, when you can so easily make your own!  So here it is – The Essential Vegan Chocolate Muffins recipe from @Peachicksbakery! Soft, dark and gooey as well as dairyfree, eggfree, soyfree and vegan friendly (for all of you taking part in Veganuary!) What more do you need?!

The Essential Vegan Chocolate Muffins recipe from @Peachicksbakery! Soft, dark and gooey as well as dairyfree, eggfree, soyfree and vegan friendly (for all of you taking part in Veganuary!) What more do you need?!

The most difficult thing about this recipe is resisting the urge to eat the muffin mix before it goes in the oven!   Vegan, dairyfree chocolate spread is fairly easy to get hold of.  You can make your own with hazelnuts like this great recipe from the Minimalist Baker. Or for a nutfree version, try this yummy version from Emma over at the Freefrom Farmhouse!

The Essential Vegan Chocolate Muffins recipe from @Peachicksbakery! Soft, dark and gooey as well as dairyfree, eggfree, soyfree and vegan friendly (for all of you taking part in Veganuary!) What more do you need?!

This is a basic muffin recipe that you can take and tinker with to make an infinite number of different flavours.  It is fitting then that this is the first in a new series I have planned for The Peachicks’ Bakery called Essential Allergy Friendly Recipes – all the essential recipes you will need in your dairy/eggfree kitchen!  You can make a fruit & nut muffin by adding dried fruit & hazelnut.  Triple chocolate muffins by using different types of chocolate chunks.  If you like Chocolate Oranges, you can also swap the chocolate spread Sweet Freedom Orange Spice Choc Shot.  I quite fancy trying  a rocky road muffin with marshmallows, biscuit chunks and chocolate chips!

The Essential Vegan Chocolate Muffins recipe from @Peachicksbakery! Soft, dark and gooey as well as dairyfree, eggfree, soyfree and vegan friendly (for all of you taking part in Veganuary!) What more do you need?!

Chocolate muffins freeze really well.  I like to keep a stash of mini versions of these in the freezer for Peachick Packed lunches.  Not the healthiest option BUT every now and again as part of a balanced lunchbox they are ok.  Saying I like to keep a stash in the freezer makes me sound very organised… I have to admit I am not really but it is my 2017 resolution to be more so.  I am trying to remember to put the bread machine on overnight, the slow cooker on before I leave for work and make sure I get some lunch prep done on a Sunday.  I’ll let you know how long it lasts!!

The Essential Vegan Chocolate Muffins recipe from @Peachicksbakery! Soft, dark and gooey as well as dairyfree, eggfree, soyfree and vegan friendly (for all of you taking part in Veganuary!) What more do you need?!

Also on the homefront, you may remember me deciding to go into hibernation for a few months. You may have noticed it hasn’t lasted very long but it was definitely much needed!  We had a fab Christmas as a family and are looking forward to 2017!  As for The Bakery, we have made a few changes to the house, we now have NO TOYS in our lounge and I am just about to go and convert the Peachicks’ old cot into a dedicated blogging/photography space in the conservatory! Also looking forward to my birthday next week, although I am in a quandry as to whether to go out for dinner as a family OR have date night with hubby!

 

Essential Allergy Friendly Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Muffins

Essential Allergy Friendly Recipes - Vegan Chocolate Muffins
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Essential Allergy Recipes - Vegan Chocolate Muffins

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate muffin, they are an easy to grab breakfast or mid-afternoon chocolate hit. But why settled for those dry, crumbly ones off the shelf, when you can so easily make your own! So here it is – my Essential Vegan Chocolate Muffins recipe! Soft, dark and gooey as well as dairyfree, eggfree, soyfree AND vegan friendly for all of you taking part in Veganuary! What more do you need?!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 14 Muffins
Author Midge

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 170C. Line a muffin tin with cupcake cases!  This recipe will make 14 large muffins - or if the Peachicks are helping - 12 muffins and 3 chocolate covered little people! 
  • Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl.  Stir in the ground chia seeds, salt, sugar and chocolate chunks.
  • Pour the dairyfree milk, instant coffee, chocolate spread and cocoa powder into a small saucepan.  Heat gently until the chocolate spread melts and stir in the oil.  
  • Allow the mixture to cool for a minute or two before pouring into a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Stir gently until just combined and split between the muffin cases.
  • Bake for 18-20mins.  Slightly less for more gooey and slightly more for cooked all the way through!
    Essential Allergy Friendly Recipes - Vegan Chocolate Muffins

Notes

This recipe will make 12-14 large muffins or more mini ones for lunchboxes!

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23 thoughts on “Essential Allergy Friendly Recipes: Vegan Chocolate Muffins”

  • These look lovely – so glad your hibernation wasn’t for too long! Happy birthday for next week!! I have had that dilemma on my birthday – my solution is to go out for lunch with hubby (who always now takes my birthday off) and have a pizza and film evening with the whole family. It’s sort of become a tradition now. Eb x

    • Thank you! I just couldn’t leave the website alone but the break over December was definitely needed! Looking forward to my birthday now although still no idea what it is we are going to do – hopefully next weekend though we will be sorting out a space in the conservatory for me to use as a permanent space to set up photos! x

    • Thanks Mandy! These are a definite Peachick favourite – although I do try to use decaf coffee if I am making a batch for their lunchboxes as the Peachicks definitely don’t need anymore energy! LOL!

  • They look gorgeous – I love a good muffin and am always on the lookout for new recipes! Good luck with your new tidy lounge – I can’t imagine it would last long if I tried to implement that!

    • Thanks, there is something really comforting about a good muffin either for breakfast with coffee or mid afternoon! Nope the tidy lounge lasted all of a couple of hours – although there is still no toys in it which I will take as a win! LOL!

    • LOL! Not that I guess anyone really needs anymore chocolate after christmas but these aren’t really very sweet. I have made them without the sugar too which is really nice! x

  • I’m looking forward to your new baking series Midge, especialy given how great these chocolate muffins look! And so easy to make too! It’s lovely to have you back after your hibernation, and I hope you had a lovely birthday too what every you decided to do 🙂
    Angela x

  • Yes, yes, yes! I need this recipe. I’ve just bought chia seeds this week and Mel at Le Coin de Mel has posted on how to turn a chia seed into an egg (the Orgran egg replacer just wasn’t working well for me especially in cupcakes) trouble is I bought milled seeds and I now understand that grinding your own is better? Is that what you do? and last Q (I promise) where do you buy them at a reasonable price so that I don’t have to remortgage the house on my way to the shops! 🙂

    • I don’t think in cakes it matters that much… I grind a batch and keep them in a jam jar! Works ok for me! Saintsbury’s have just started selling them cheap x

    • Also just posted a Victoria sponge cake recipe! All the Vegan cakes on here use ground seeds that I mix into the flour rather than making a flax egg xxx

  • Your vegan muffins look absolutely delicious. I love the fact you have combined traditional chocolate muffins with the kick of coffee granules: always a winner in my books! Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays.

    • Thank you! I’d add coffee to everything if I could! Its always in everything chocolate flavoured around here as it just brings out the flavour really well. Its fab in chilli too! x

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