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Vegan Dark Chocolate Muffins

Make these vegan dark chocolate muffins with caramelized walnuts and be amazed by their rich chocolate flavor and moist texture! 

A few days ago I was pinning on  Pinterest when I saw a vegan dark chocolate muffins recipe, similar to this one. I’m not a huge baking fan because I can’t follow instructions and we all know that you have to follow the exact measurements when baking, or else you’ll fail big time!  Anyway, I decided to give it a try because I was badly craving something sweet.

These vegan dark chocolate muffins have all kinds of healthy ingredients, such as coconut oil, molasses, raw cocoa, dark chocolate and whole grain flour. By the way, I never thought flax meal is such a good vegan egg replacement!

These vegan dark chocolate muffins are pretty easy to make. The prep time can’t take longer than 15 minutes, and the baking takes about half an hour. The caramelized walnuts are also a nice touch. They add some extra crunchiness. 🙂

Hope you’ll give it a try!

vegan dark chocolate muffins and Caramelized Walnuts recipe
Of course, Costin couldn’t wait a couple more minutes and stole one of my muffins!
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Briose vegane cu ciocolata Vegan Chocolate Muffins with Carob Powder and Caramelized Walnuts bite

Vegan Dark Chocolate Muffins
Make these vegan dark chocolate muffins with caramelized walnuts and be amazed by their rich chocolate flavor and moist texture!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 muffins
Calories 320 kcal


  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 Tbsps psyllium husks or 2 Tbsps ground flax seeds + 6 Tbsps water = awesome vegan egg replacement for 2 eggs!
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • ¾ cup whole grain flour I used whole wheat flour but you can use a GF one
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar or other healthy sweetener
  • cup walnuts chopped
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and grease the muffin tins with some coconut oil. Alternatively, fit each with a paper liner.
  • Prepare flax/psyllium eggs in a small bowl and let them rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of brown sugar in a skillet over low temperature. Add chopped walnuts and caramelize them.
  • Place coconut oil in a large mixing bowl (it should be creamy so leave it at room temperature for a couple of minutes). Stir in the flax eggs, soy milk, molasses, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder. Whisk to combine. Add the flour and mix well. Stir in caramelized walnuts.
  • Scoop batter evenly into the muffin tins. Add a little at first, just enough to cover the bottoms. Add chocolate flakes/chips, then pour the remaining batter. Be careful to fill only 3/4 of each muffin tin.
  • Bake for half an hour.


Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0.1mgSodium: 209mgPotassium: 270mgFiber: 5gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 118IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 130mgIron: 2mg
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vegan dark chocolate muffins and Caramelized Walnuts bite

Recipe Rating

Anna W.

Monday 23rd of July 2018

I made this without the walnuts because I didn't have them at home and the muffins were delicious. Must try it soon with walnuts too, I bet they add a great texture. Yum!


Friday 7th of September 2018

Glad you liked the recipe!


Monday 23rd of September 2013

Reteta asta suna foarte bine si, desi nu obisnuiesc sa gatesc raw, cred ca am sa fac o incercare cat de curand :) Sper sa-mi si iasa!


Monday 23rd of September 2013

Reteta nu e raw, e doar vegana. Nici eu nu prea fac prajituri vegane insa chiar m-a surprins cat de gustoase pot fi si fara unt si oua. Sper sa iti placa! :D

Lavinia teodorescu

Monday 16th of September 2013

Ai gasit melasa? Unde? Am facut si eu dulciuri vegane si au iesit super!!


Monday 16th of September 2013

De pe siteul celor de la Vegis am luat melasa. Am pus linkul la ingrediente in reteta :) Da! Chiar sunt bune dulciurile vegane + ca sunt si mult mai sanatoase!