Vegan Choco-Orange Muffins

Updated on November 18, 2017
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Muffin week

Yes, I admit. We had a muffin week. We were baking muffins almost every day. First, it was to try the recipes. Then we had some guests. And muffins were so good, we just needed some more. And the thrill of experimenting was also there, so it was really a must. So yeah, a muffin week. It doesn't sound so bad, does it?

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A friend texted me, asking for orange-chocolate muffins. It sounded great. But most recipes called for egg and buttermilk, so it was the time to find vegan variation. It wasn't hard at all. The egg I just didn't use, and I have tried oat cream instead of the buttermilk. I wasn't complicated, and the recipe turned out really yummy!
I was experimenting a little with the recipe; one time, I used oat milk with a grated orange peel (which I bought), other time orange juice, and the third time I didn't have oranges, so I tried mandarin juice.

All variants were great, but the one with freshly squeezed mandarin juice (with mandarin pulp) and a little bit of grated orange peel and candied oranges was the best!

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So, let's start - you will need:

  • 280 g flour, of any kind
  • 80 - 100 g candied orange peels, well-chopped
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 100 g sugar, or other sweetener
  • 80 ml vegetable oil, (olive)
  • 100 ml orange or mandarin juice, or more
  • 200 g oat cream
  • a bit of grated orange peel
  • 70 - 100 g chocolate (or chocolate chips)

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 12 - 18 muffins
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Dry ingredientsWet ingredients with sugarMixing well together + additing some more juiceDon't forget the chocolate!Dough - stir well
Dry ingredients
Dry ingredients | Source
Wet ingredients with sugar
Wet ingredients with sugar | Source
Mixing well together + additing some more juice
Mixing well together + additing some more juice | Source
Don't forget the chocolate!
Don't forget the chocolate! | Source
Dough - stir well
Dough - stir well | Source


  1. Mix the flour with candied orange peel, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In other bowl mix sugar, oil, orange (or mandarin) juice, oat cream and a bit of grated orange peel.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with wet ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Add the chocolate chips or cut the chocolate into small pieces and add it to the dough. Mix well so that you get a firm, nice mass (not too liquid, not too hard).
  5. Fill the muffin cups - not to the top.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes at 180 °C.
  7. Decorate with slices of orange or in some other way (or don't decorate at all - they are tasty even without decoration!)
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Filing the cups
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    • KsenijaZ profile image

      Ksenija 4 months ago from Novo mesto, Slovenia

      Ha haaa, FlourishAnyway, it's a kind of magic ;-)

      Thank you Peggy! I have used oat cream because the recipe called for the buttermilk which I don't use (we are vegan family). I didn't want to just skip this ingredient so I've used oat cream (it happened I had it at home). Yes, it is a vegan substitute for regular cream for cooking, baking, ... You can also find rice, soy cream, but I prefer oat. I don't complicate, I use it when the recipe calls for some kind of milk cream (sweet or sour - I don't really know how they are called in English) or I experiment with it to substitute some other milk ingredient.


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      Peggy Woods 4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      These ingredients sound good. Oat cream is a new ingredient to me of which I am unfamiliar. Does it take the place of regular cream?

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      FlourishAnyway 4 months ago from USA

      You’re definitely on a roll with muffins!