Vegan Chocolate Muffins

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: vegan chocolate muffins, vegan muffins
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 muffins
Author: Andrea
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Ingredients

  • 200 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of sea salt flakes (optional)
  • 40 g cocoa powder (about 6 tsp)
  • 40 ml light olive oil
  • 110 g brown sugar
  • 200 ml water
  • 30 g vegan dark chocolate chopped into 6 small chunks

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180°C / 360°F and arrange a baking rack into the middle shelf.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, then add a pinch of sea salt if you like.
  • Sift the cocoa powder into the bowl with the flour.
  • Add in the brown sugar, the pour the olive oil into the bowl.
  • Mix all the ingredients gently with a whisk, then slowly incorporate the water and continue to mix until all the ingredients are just combined and your have a smooth lump-free batter.
  • Divide the batter among a muffin tin greased with a little extra oil (I don't use paper liners, but if you do, you can skip the greasing step), filling each mould by half. Place a small chunk of vegan dark chocolate into the center of each mould, then pour the remaining batter on top until filling 3/4 of the mould. You can also omit the chocolate chunks and simply fill 3/4 of each mould with the batter.
  • Bake the vegan chocolate muffins in  the oven for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the muffin tin from the oven, allow to cool slightly, then remove the muffins and serve at room temperature. Store leftovers into an airtight container for up to 2 days.