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Chocolate Chips Muffins (oil-free | vegan)

A heavenly combination of simple and plant-based ingredients to make fluffy Chocolate Chips Muffins in less than 30 minutes. These muffins are vegan, oil-free and free from refined sugar. Surprise your family and friends with an explosion of savor and chocolate.

chocolate stuffed muffins

WHAT ARE CHOCOLATE CHIPS MUFFINS?


Chocolate Chips Muffins are your ideal snack and dessert (or even breakfast?) that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Especially if you choose to go for HEALTHY Chocolate Chips Muffins, then nothing can go wrong! 

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HOW TO MAKE VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIPS MUFFINS FROM SCRATCH?

To make these vegan Chocolate Chips muffins, you will need only 8 simple ingredients that you can find anywhere and everywhere:

plain flour

-bananas

-plant milk

-dark chocolate

potato starch (or cornstarch)

stevia sugar (or any other sweetener)

nut butter

-baking powder

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Flour and starch for the cushy texture. Nut butter and mashed banana for the creamy consistency. And a generous amount of dark chocolate because chocolate makes everything more exciting! Plus, the chocolate is still melting when coming out of the oven…

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY BANANA CHOCOLATE MUFFINS? 

Making Banana Chocolate Chips Muffins simply means you will use ripe bananas as a sweetener. Bananas are also great to adjust the consistency of a recipe. We will simply mash the bananas and mix it with the rest of the ingredients.

And fun fact; when bananas are ripe, the fruit starch turns into sugar, which is why we will use ripe bananas for this recipe. Plus, the riper the banana the higher the concentration of vitamins and nutrients. Long story short, ripped banana are super healthy, easier to digest and can be instrumental to prevent diseases!

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If you have ripe bananas on hand but are not a fan of Chocolate Chips Muffins, try these Vegan Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes (gluten-free) or this Cashew Chocolate Fudge Cake (oil-free).

If you don’t like or don’t have bananas, applesauce is a great substitute for bananas.

ARE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS BAD FOR YOU?

Chocolate Chips Muffins are NOT bad for you, especially if you avoid using animal products such as cow milk or butter (what’s wrong with dairy?). This recipe is 100% vegan and is therefore made WITHOUT milk, eggs or butter.

Moreover, this recipe is also OIL-FREE, which means it is lower in calorie but also healthier than traditional muffins. (Click on this link to get insight into the reasons why you should avoid consuming too much oil.)

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Even though I consider these Chocolate Chips Muffins healthy, they do contain gluten. So if you are gluten intolerant, sensitive or allergic, feel free to visit these No-Bake Berry Energy Balls (only 4 ingredients) or this Vegan Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes (gluten-free).

QUICK AND EASY CHOCOLATE CHIPS MUFFINS RECIPE UK

We will go through an easy 3-steps process to make this recipe:

Step 1 – Mix all ingredients until smooth.

Step 2 – Divide the dough into 6 cups of a muffin tin. This silicone muffin tin is the one I use as it is non-stick and super easy to unmold.

muffin dough in pan

Step 3 – Bake for 15 minutes.

WHEN TO ADD CHOCOLATE CHIPS TO MUFFINS? – BEST CHOCOLATE CHIPS?

Add the chocolate chips after mixing the rest of the ingredients; when the muffin dough is already smooth and uniform.

To make chocolate chips, I use a 72% dark chocolate bar of 150 grams and simply cut it in pieces using a knife. This way you can choose the size of your chocolate chips. You can also use pre-made dark chocolate chips if desired.

muffin dough in white bowl with chocolate chips

HOW TO COOK CHOCOLATE CHIPS MUFFINS?

15 minutes at 180.C (356.F), or until edges of the muffins are slightly brown. Yes, it’s as simple as this!

SUBSTITUTIONS

First of all, if you’d like to make vanilla Chocolate Chips Muffins, simply add a teaspoon of vanilla extract with the rest of the ingredients to add a slight vanilla taste to these muffins.

I use stevia sugar for this recipe. If desired, you can replace it with any other powdered sugar (coconut, white, brown…). But keep in mind it will slightly affect the final flavor and calorie count (see nutrition facts at the end of the page).

These Chocolate Stuffed Muffins are originally made with almond milk, however, you can also use any other plant milk (oat, cashew, rice…).

PRINT, PIN, OR BOOKMARK THIS RECIPE!

Make sure you bookmark (or pin) this recipe, so next time you don’t know what to do with you ripped bananas, you can surprise your family or friends with the best Chocolate Chips Muffins they have ever had!

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You can also tag me on Instagram @thedorkyfrench for a chance to be featured!

For other delicious vegan dessert ideas, check out this Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes recipe, or again these Berry Energy Balls for something really quick and easy to make!

Now time to get into your kitchen and start baking! I would love to hear about how this recipe went for you, so make sure to leave a comment if you try it!

RECIPE IN VIDEO (1MIN)

(Please note that the video shows 1 banana and 100 g of chocolate but the recipe has been updated to using 2 bananas and 150 g of chocolate.)

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Chocolate Chips Muffins (oil-free | vegan)

A heavenly combination of simple and plant-based ingredients to make fluffy Chocolate Chips Muffins in less than 30 minutes. These muffins are vegan, oil-free and free from refined sugar. Surprise your family and friends with an explosion of savor and chocolate.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cool time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: Chocolate, muffins, oil-free, vegan
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 326kcal
Author: TheDorkyFrench

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Muffin tin
  • Tablespoon

Ingredients

  • 130 g potato starch or cornstarch
  • 70 g plain flour
  • 20 g stevia sugar or any other powdered sweetener
  • 30 g peanut butter** or any other nut butter
  • 2 mashed ripe bananas***
  • 75 ml almond milk or any other plant milk
  • 150 g dark chocolate chips****
  • 2 tsps baking powder

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F).
  • In a  mixing bowl, add the potato starch, plain flour, stevia sugar, and baking powder. Mix with a fork.
    Flour in white bowl
  • Add the peanut butter, mashed bananas and almond milk to the mixing bowl. Mix until smooth with a fork.
    muffin dough in white bowl
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix again.
    muffin dough in white bowl with chocolate chips
  • Use a tablespoon to divide the muffin dough into the 6 cups of a muffin tin.
    muffin dough in muffin pan
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until edges are slightly brown.
    muffins baked in muffin pan
  • Let cool for 5 minutes
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Video

Notes

*This silicone muffin tin is the one I use as it is non-stick and super easy to unmold.
**I usually use @bulkpowder’s big tubs of smooth peanut butter, as it lasts much longer than a small tub and you get a huge quantity for a good price.
***or 200 grams of apple sauce
****To make chocolate chips, I use a 72% dark chocolate bar of 150 grams and simply cut it in pieces using a knife. This way you can choose the size of your chocolate chips. You can also use pre-made dark chocolate chips if desired.
(Please note that the video shows 1 banana and 100 g of chocolate but the recipe has been updated to using 2 bananas and 150 g of chocolate.)


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