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Chocolate & Cherry Muffins [vegan]

Tender and juicy on the within with a crumbly oat topping, these chocolate & cherry muffins make such a scrumptious deal with.

Tender and juicy on the within with a crumbly oat topping, these chocolate & cherry muffins make such a scrumptious deal with which you can take pleasure in for breakfast or snack.

This recipe doesn’t comprise any nuts, so don’t hesitate to sneak a muffin into your youngsters’ lunchboxes. My youngsters are at all times excited to seek out one thing chocolatey in theirs!

These chocolate and cherry muffins are sweetened with banana and lightweight brown sugar, and owe their extra-soft texture to oatmeal that’s added to the batter.

The oatmeal is made by pre-soaking some rolled oats in dairy-free milk in order that they will soak up the moisture. As an egg alternative, I add a tablespoon of milled chia seeds to the oatmeal.

The best way to make these chocolate & cherry muffins

As I simply talked about step one is to make the oatmeal however pre-soaking the rolled oats and milled chia seeds in dairy-free milk. For greatest outcomes ensure you use rolled oats as an alternative of fast oats.

Whereas the oatmeal is resting you can begin getting ready the remainder of the substances.

It is a easy recipe, however listed here are some ideas and strategies if you wish to make changes:

  • For the crumbly oat topping, ensure you use a neutral-tasting oil (I take advantage of vegetable oil moderately than olive oil). The one sturdy flavour oil that will work right here is coconut oil.
  • I choose utilizing frozen cherries however when you’ve got contemporary ones these would work too.
  • The chia seeds could be swapped for an egg. Merely whisk the egg flippantly with the moist substances moderately than including it to the oatmeal.

Listed below are extra muffin recipes chances are you’ll wish to attempt:

I hope you take pleasure in this vegan chocolate and cherry muffin recipe as a lot as we do. When you do make these muffins, don’t overlook to tag me on Instagram!

Cherry & Chocolate Muffins [vegan] | The Flexitarian

Chocolate & Cherry Muffins [vegan]

Tender and juicy on the within with a crumbly oat topping, these chocolate & cherry muffins make such a scrumptious deal with.

DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Low Fats Recipes, Nut-Free Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes

Prep Time 10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 25 minutes

Resting Time 20 minutes

Whole Time 55 minutes

Course Breakfast

Delicacies American

Servings 12 muffins

Energy 190 kcal


  • 3 mixing bowls

  • 1 12-hole muffin tin



  • 100 g rolled oats
  • 240 ml dairy-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon milled chia seeds
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 150 g gentle brown mushy sugar
  • 120 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 overripe mashed banana (round 100g / 1/3 US cup of flesh)
  • 150 g frozen cherries,, halved
  • 75 g darkish chocolate chips


  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons gentle mushy brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (impartial tasting)


  • Combine collectively the rolled oats, dairy-free milk and milled chia seeds. Put aside for 20 minutes.

  • Put together the oat topping by mixing collectively in a small bowl 2 tablespoons rolled oats, 2 tablespoons plain flour, 2 tablespoons gentle mushy brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Put aside.

  • After the oats have been soaking for 10 minutes, preheat the oven to Fan 180°C / 200°C/400°F/Gasoline 6. Place 12 massive paper baking instances in a muffin tin.

  • In a medium bowl, combine collectively the plain flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and lightweight brown mushy sugar.

  • In a separate bowl combine collectively the vegetable oil, vanilla extract and mashed banana.

  • Combine the dry and moist substances till properly mixed. Fold within the cherries and chocolate chips.

  • Spoon the batter evenly into every muffin paper baking case within the muffin tin. Share the oat topping evenly between the muffins

  • Place within the oven for round 25mins. Insert a skewer to test they’re cooked. A skewer ought to come out clear.


Serving: 1muffinSodium: 150mgCalcium: 92mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 80IUSugar: 17gFiber: 2gPotassium: 141mgLdl cholesterol: 1mgEnergy: 190kcalTrans Fats: 1gMonounsaturated Fats: 1gPolyunsaturated Fats: 1gSaturated Fats: 2gFats: 3gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 36gIron: 1mg

Key phrase cherry, chocolate, muffins

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