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These easy muffins pack all the flavour of a traditional chocolate orange, in vegan form!


12 Muffins

Total time

38 minutes


Breakfast, Dessert


  • dry Ingredients:
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • frozen peas
  • wet Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup dairy free milk (unsweetened)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • ¼ cup neutral vegetable oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • ½ cup dairy free cup chocolate chips
  • frozen peas
  • optional topping:
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 2 tsp orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Grease and/or line a 12 cavity muffin tin and set aside
  3. To a small bowl, add all dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt) and stir to combine
  4. In a large bowl, add all wet ingredients except chocolate chips (milk, sugar, orange juice, apple sauce, oil, vanilla and zest) and whisk to combine
  5. Add dry ingredient mixture to wet and gently mix until just combined (lumps are okay)
  6. Gently stir in chocolate chips
  7. Divide batter evenly into prepped muffin tin
  8. For the optional topping, combine zest and sugar and stir until thoroughly mixed. Sprinkle onto the tops of the muffins
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 23-28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean
  10. Allow to cool for several minutes in the muffin pan, then remove and allow to fully cool on a wire cooling rack
  11. Enjoy!
  12. View the recipe instructions at Sweet Like Cocoa

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