These genius food bloggers have done us proud once again. Vegan muffins aren’t the easiest thing to perfect, but our roundup superstars have managed to ditch the dairy and eliminate the eggs to great effect.
Whether you’re a fan of cinnamon, blueberries, coconut, lemon, or chocolate, these fabulous foodies have got your back…and there are a few surprises, too!
Let’s jump straight in with a classic from Luci, shall we?
Sinful Chocolate Fudge Eggless Muffins
Being a vegan-foodie doesn’t mean giving up your favorite sweet and savories; in fact, it opens up a whole new realm of possibilities!
For those with a sweet tooth who aren’t afraid to indulge once in awhile, these Sinful Chocolate Fudge muffins from the brilliant blog Made by Luci are sure to get your mouth watering. They’ll even impress those who would normally opt for the dairy-based alternative!
Luci’s compiled a whole bunch of rich, chocolatey recipes for your indulgence so if you want to fall down a chocolate covered rabbit hole, I’d say Luci’s blog is a great place to start, and these muffins prove the point that vegans can eat chocolate beautifully.
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Vegan Blueberry Muffins
My Darling Vegan was started by 10-year vegan veteran Sarah as a fun way to spend her time while her newborn baby was sleeping back in 2012. However, her passion for food and her prior experience as a pastry chef quickly started to gain her traction in the food blogging community and now her site attracts thousands of visitors each and every month.
As Sarah’s a classically trained culinary chef so you know that you’re in for a treat – literally. Speaking of which, for a deliciously soft alternative to the classic, try Sarah’s Dairy-Free Blueberry Muffins, you’ll be so glad you did.
Beyond being a great library of incredible vegan-friendly recipes, My Darling Vegan even has it’s own podcast where you can learn about things like how to eat vegan while keeping to a budget or learn more about some of the ingredients she uses like nutritional yeast. Check it out if you want to feed both your hunger and your mind!
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Pumpkin Spiced Vegan Gluten-Free Muffins
One of the best parts about this time of year is that enticing pumpkin spice aroma that fills the air, luring you into bakeshops at every corner.
Reminiscing about her high school days, Gwen from Delightful Adventures tells the story about the pumpkin spice muffins her friend’s mother used to make. These little beauties left such an impression, she just had to learn how to make them. In fact, that’s a big reason why she started Delightful Adventures.
Finding herself constantly striving to reinvent her favorite recipes into something she could feel good about (and feel good eating!) she started to experiment with her food and eventually she found herself eager to start her own food blog.
I was so pleased to come across her website because it’s clear that a lot of Gwen’s classic favorite’s are mine, too! For lovers of all things pumpkin spice, you HAVE to try Gwen’s delectable Pumpkin Spiced Vegan Gluten-Free Muffins.
You’re going to love them so much you’ll want to learn how to make your own pumpkin puree to keep on hand for your next craving – and fortunately, Gwen includes a recipe for that, too. Go get some egg-free pumpkin muffins in your life!
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Apple Oatmeal Egg-Free Muffins
There is magic in the simplicity of Bakerita’s Apple Oatmeal Egg-Free Muffins. For the busy baker on the go, Rachel at Bakerita has crafted an easy to follow, hearty and naturally vegan recipe complete with delectable sauteed apples that really make these muffins pop!
These vegan oatmeal egg-free muffins are great any time of the day, but I especially enjoy them first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee by my side. Perfect for those days when you know things are going to be tough and you need a little treat to get you started.
As a baker and recipe developer, Rachel is constantly adding new recipes to the blog, and if recipes including nut butters are your thing, you should take some time to peruse her site.
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Chocolate Orange No Egg Muffins
Being such a calorie dense food, sometimes it can be hard to justify fitting a muffin into your regular diet. Fortunately, there is a solution! With Aimee’s Chocolate Orange No Egg Muffins you CAN have your muffin and eat it, too!
These scrumptious goodies clock in at only 100 calories each, which makes them the perfect mid-morning snack. As a bonus, if you’ve ever wondered what your favorite food bloggers use to take those tempting photos, Aimee at Wallflower Kitchen is an open book, so you can learn little about photography while you scroll through for your next dish.
I adore her site. Go check it out here.
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Lemon Coconut Chia Dairy-Free Muffins
Vegan Richa is a hotspot for unique Vegan-friendly recipes. Inspired by Richa’s Indian upbringing, her blog is rife with options for foodies of all varieties. Whether you’re looking for something gluten free, soy free, or even oil-free to try, Richa’s site should be one of the first places you stop off at.
If you’re looking for something with a little zest and zing, her Lemon Coconut Chia Muffins are perfect. Better yet, these delightful little vegan muffins are completed in only 30 minutes and use a single bowl, so clean up will be a breeze!
Richa’s compiled so many hit recipes and seen so much success with her blog that she’s even outlined handy resources for those who want to dip their toes into the medium. You can learn how to start your own blog as well as get a handle of vegan substitution items on her website.
So if you’re looking to get inspired, take a look around!
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Gluten- & Dairy-Free Breakfast Muffins
If you’re finding yourself strapped for time in the morning and are looking to replace your traditional breakfast with an easy-to-grab baked treat that’ll keep you going strong until the lunch hour, you absolutely need to make up a batch of The Loopy Whisk’s Gluten & Dairy Free Breakfast Muffins.
This recipe combines a satisfying balance of protein, carbs, and fat topped with a heavenly crumble that’ll have you raving to your coworkers at the water cooler. They really are very good.
The Loopy Whisk is run by self-proclaimed peanut butter enthusiast Kat who started the blog to showcase that allergy-friendly cooking isn’t something to shy away from because it can yield remarkably tasty results.
She’s a Chemistry Ph.D student so you know she’s constantly researching and experimenting before unleashing her recipes into the world.
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Double Chocolate No-Dairy Muffin
Instead of doubling up on the chocolate chip muffins to get your fix, why not double up the chocolate on the first go around? Sierra at Nutritional Foodie thought the same, so she developed a divine dairy-free Double Chocolate Muffin recipe that’ll have chocoholic vegans rushing back for more.
Sierra doesn’t follow a particular diet but focuses instead on choosing wholesome foods and keeps to what is in season when she’s developing her recipes, so there’s a little something for everyone on the Nutritional Foodie.
Oh, and after you’ve fallen in love with her double chocolate muffins, there are a plethora of other muffin options on her beautiful blog and, of course, breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, too. So, if you’re looking for more lip-smacking dishes, take a peek around!
Strawberry Muffins – Vegan And Low-Fat
I had to make a return visit to Wallflower Kitchen because Aimee just has such a knack for baked goods!
For something a bit on the lighter side but infused with the fruits you crave, try her Strawberry Muffins. They’re low in fat but high in flavor and just sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Due to their low fat content, you’ll find that they fall somewhere between a bun-like texture and a muffin, which is great if you’re like me and you’re working your way down this list of muffins and want something a little different.
You know that anything Aimee does is worth checking out, so head over to Wallflower Kitchen now!
Almond Butter Blender Muffins
There is only one thing I love more than one-bowl muffin recipes, and that’s blender-based recipes! Nothing’s easier than these Almond Butter Blender Muffins, so you have no excuse but to try them out.
I also love the way Sarah at A Saucy Kitchen has laid out her blog. It’s so ridiculously user friendly and incredibly easy to see if a recipe you’re looking at fits your diet. Each one is equipped with a handy little “Recipe Key”, so you can see at a glance if it’s paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free or otherwise. Brilliant.
Sarah also understands time-saving, and I absolutely appreciate her for it!
Cruelty-Free Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins
If you’re anything like me, donuts are next to impossible to turn down. With their sweet, sticky glazes, soft doughy base, and drool-worthy flavors, I could eat a donut at every meal. We all know we shouldn’t, but still!
Ashley runs Baker by Nature and I have to say, she truly is a natural. Her Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins are as close to perfect as you can get, and you’ll find they definitely taste as great as they look.
How could they not? Cinnamon, maple syrup, brown sugar…. I can already envision myself eating a pan full…even though I obviously shouldn’t!
Banana Nut Vegan Muffins
If you like your muffins with a little crunch, these Banana Nut Muffins should be next on your baking list.
After perfecting her vegan banana bread recipe, The Minimalist Baker, Dana, knew she had to experiment more with it. This is another 1 bowl, easy to follow, no fuss, next to no-clean-up-recipe that’ll absolutely blow your mind – especially if you like walnuts.
Don’t be embarrassed when you find yourself scooping up the crumbs, you’re not going to want to waste even a bit of these muffins. Honestly, I swear I won’t judge you for it!
If recipes with 10 ingredients or less is something that gets your eyes opening wide with excitement, you’ll be pleased to know that’s exactly what the Minimalist Baker focuses on. Minimalist is in the name, after all!
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Vegan Carrot Muffins
What started as a dietary change inspired by food industry documentaries has since turned into a full-fledged lifestyle and business for Ania and her fiance, Duncan, who teamed up to create the incredible Lazy Cat Kitchen after deciding to leave their corporate lives behind.
I, for one, am glad they did because I needed to find the perfect carrot muffin to round out this list with, and Lazy Cat Kitchen has it. Not that I doubted that for a second. Anyone who knows me will vouch for my LCK addiction!
There’s just something about a freshly made carrot muffin that delights my taste buds like none other. Wholesome and hearty, these little treats by Ania are the perfect morning pick-me-up or after-dinner dessert, and the ideal way to finish a roundup of delicious vegan muffins.
That’s your lot!
Phew! That’s a whole lot of muffin going on.
I’m certain I’ve covered most tastes here, but if you have a favorite dairy-free muffin recipe I’ve missed, do let me know. I’m always on the lookout to try another vegan muffin or seven, so drop me a comment below!
About The Author:
Lisa Williams is a committed vegan, passionate animal welfare advocate, and keen follower of too many v-friendly food blogs to mention. She started happyhappyvegan.com back in 2016 because she felt there was a need for more straightforward information on plant-based living.
Back then, too many sites seem to either concentrate solely on recipes or be too intimidating or inaccessible for the v-curious, and she wanted to change that. The landscape is certainly a whole lot different now!