18 Best Vegan Muffin Recipes [Plant-Based, Chocolate, Banana, Blueberry]

Check out these best vegan muffin recipe ideas from around the web. Great ideas for plant-based vegan muffins containing ingredients like banana and chocolate, as well as gluten-free muffin ideas.

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Ah, yes, breakfast. Some would argue that it is the most important meal of the day. Some people like eggs and bacon. Some might prefer sausage and pancakes. But I believe a universal favorite on every breakfast menu would have to be muffins.

If you need a quick breakfast on the go or a vegan-friendly snack idea, these plant-based muffin ideas are here to help.

Almond Flour & Fresh Blueberries

close-up of blueberry breakfast muffins made with almond flour and almond milk

These easy low-carb blueberry muffins are made with almond flour, almond milk, and fresh blueberries, to give you a healthier spin on the baking classic.

While our original recipe contains eggs, you can substitute this by creating a flax seed paste to give you the binding effects you need for baking. Simply combine six tablespoons of water with 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed and leave to set for a few minutes. This ‘flax egg’ can then be folded into your batter to give you a plant-based mixture that binds and rises perfectly.

Apple & Oatmeal

apple banana oat muffins

These fruit-packed muffins are perfect for breakfast thanks to their robust, filling texture. They taste so delicious that you won’t even notice that they’re vegan and healthy thanks to the enormous quantity of apples.

Besides chopped-up fresh apples, you will need applesauce and apple cider to maximize the apple flavor. The other ingredients include cinnamon, whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and coconut oil. Start by sautéing chopped-up apples in sugar and cinnamon until softened. Then, mix the other ingredients together and bake the muffins. Get the full oatmeal and banana recipe here.

Carrot & Apple

Carrot cake muffins with nuts raisins and oats

These healthy muffins are packed with fruits and vegetables. They are vegan, gluten-free, and come together in just one bowl, saving you from doing tons of dishes. Talk about the breakfast of champions! 

The main flavors in this carrot cake muffin batter come from mashed banana, grated carrots, and unsweetened applesauce or grated apples. Besides the fruit, you will need flax eggs, agave syrup, and standard baking ingredients (replacing flour with almond meal). Mix the wet ingredients together, add the dry ingredients, top with walnuts, and bake.

Banana & Rolled Oats

Oat muffins with apples and cinnamon

Banana muffins are a staple for breakfast on-the-go or a slow morning with your coffee. This recipe keeps your favorite flavors and makes it vegan.

Besides mashed banana, you will need coconut sugar, coconut oil, vegan milk, flax eggs, rolled oats, and standard baking dry ingredients. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and bake in a lined muffin tin.

Sweet Potato

sweet potato muffins

Sweet potatoes may not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when you think of muffins, but their natural sweetness helps create a delicious recipe without relying on artificial sugars. Besides sweet potatoes, you will need coconut milk, flour, vanilla extract, whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

This muffin recipe requires a bit of thinking ahead because you have to roast the sweet potatoes ahead of time. Once they are soft, the batter comes together easily in a blender and then you can bake the muffins.

Spiced Gingerbread

spiced gingerbread oat vegan muffins

These muffins are perfect for a holiday breakfast or treat. They are packed with the warm spiced flavors of the Christmas season and will fill anyone with nostalgia. To get the perfect gingerbread flavor, you need ginger, cinnamon, allspice, applesauce, and molasses in addition to your standard baking ingredients.

To make these gingersnap muffins, whisk together the dry ingredients, and then add the combined wet ingredients. The batter will be very thick, but just pourable. Then, pour into a lined muffin tin and bake.

Matcha & Pistachio

matcha muffin with pistachio topping

For a unique way to start the day, try these matcha muffins. Earthy green matcha powder adds a subtle, tea-like flavor to the muffin batter and turns it into an interesting shade of green.

Besides matcha, you will need almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, vegan milk, flax eggs, and coconut oil. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, and then bake.

Blueberry, Vanilla & Almond Milk

Blueberry, Vanilla & Almond Milk Muffins

Blueberry muffins are a fan favorite. They are usually the first flavor to pop into most people’s minds when asked, “would you like a muffin?” Of course there would be a delicious vegan friendly recipe.

This particular recipe is super simple. You can take just about any flour you prefer, blueberries, olive oil, and 4 other basic, egg free ingredients. Mix, bake, and enjoy. Perfect for that last minute bake sale!

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Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter & Maple Syrup

Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter & Maple Syrup Muffins

Chocolate for breakfast? I think yes! This vegan muffin recipe will be any chocolate lovers absolute favorite. This recipe makes soft, fluffy muffins that are sweet and addicting.

You just need some flour, a banana (don’t worry, you will barely taste it), and what ever nut butter you prefer. Making a delicious and vegan friendly recipe for all to enjoy. They can even be refrigerated for later!

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Banana & Walnut

Easy Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins

Perhaps you have some overly ripe bananas you need to get rid of quickly. Why let them go to waste when you can make a wonderful vegan muffin out of them?

There is no need for eggs or egg replacements, thanks to those delicious bananas. And you can add walnuts or maybe even some organic sugar on top for a little more taste. Banana muffins are my favorite and go best with a big scoop of vegan ice cream.

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Double Chocolate, Banana & Vanilla

Double Chocolate, Banana & Vanilla Muffins

Perhaps you have woken up one morning and you are craving chocolate or maybe banana. You just can’t seem to make up your mind. Why not have the best of both worlds?

This vegan recipe calls for double the chocolate, with both cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Then add those potassium rich fruits in and you have a delightful sweet treat to get you through your day.

Give you sweet tooth what it needs with this vegan recipe, a chocolatier’s dream.

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Apple, Maple Syrup & Almond

Vegan Apple, Maple Syrup & Almond Muffins

Perhaps you would like to try something a little less traditional. This vegan apple muffin recipe is the one for you.

This uses applesauce and maple syrup with diced apples to give you a seasonal tasting treat full of flavor. Simply add some diced almonds on top to give it a little extra taste and a lot of extra beauty. Can’t you smell them baking already?

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Cinnamon, Apple & Maple Syrup

Cinnamon, Apple & Maple Syrup Doughnut Muffins

Here is super fun and sweet recipe to try. It is full of cinnamon and whole grain flour goodness. Drizzle that sweet sugar, almond milk mixture over top and grab a cup of coffee or a glass of almond milk to enjoy with this wonderful treat.

It looks like something straight out of a professional bakery, for sure!

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Blueberry, Vanilla & Lemon

Vegan Blueberry, Vanilla & Lemon Muffins

Here we have yet another amazing blueberry muffin recipe. This is flavorful recipe, adding lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla. Making these vegan friendly muffins sweet and soft. A perfect breakfast treat for the whole family and much healthier too!

Lemon and blueberries makes a tangy, sweet treat for all.

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Banana, Apple & Streusel

Vegan Banana, Applesauce and Streusel

Bananas, oats, and streusel come together in this fun recipe to give you a vegan happy treat. You don’t need a whole lot of sugar with the ripe bananas, making this muffin recipe yummy and health friendly.

Why not give this delightful muffin a try?

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Cinnamon, Flaxseed & Oats

Vegan Cinnamon Flaxseed and Oats Muffins

Here is a quick muffin recipe that is super easy to make and wonderful for even the pickiest eater in the family. You have a simple banana and coconut milk base mixture, the cinnamon and top with nuts. It looks delicious, you know it will smell great, and it doesn’t even taste egg or dairy free.

Who said healthy can’t taste great.

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Gluten-Free Apple Crumble

Gluten-Free Apple Crumble Muffins

Here we have yet another delightful streusel muffin recipe. This time we have diced apples and sugar free icing to the recipe. This making a super soft and moist treat that doesn’t lose any flavor and is still better for you than most sweeter versions.

Your friends will never believe it is vegan approved.

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Blueberry, Banana & Rolled Oats

Vegan Blueberry Banana and Rolled Oat Muffins

Start with perfection and end with perfection. Here with yet another delicious blueberry muffin recipe. We told you it was a fan favorite after all.

This muffin recipe takes a slight turn adding flaxseed and wholemeal flour for an even healthier recipe. It adds the much loved cinnamon to sweeten up these baked treats. And you have a perfect breakfast go to that won’t leave you feeling guilty.

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