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Vegan raspberry muffins on a cooling rack with raspberries in a bowl.

Vegan Raspberry Muffins (Oil-Free)

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  • Author: Allie
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These vegan raspberry muffins are oil-free, wholesome, and easy to make.  They’re flavorful and moist using whole wheat flour, maple syrup, and applesauce.


  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) dairy-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 cups (240 g) whole wheat flour, spooned and leveled (or white whole wheat or all-purpose flour)
  • 1  1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1  1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup (82 g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (120 g) fresh raspberries (or frozen but don’t thaw)
  • 1/3 cup (55 g) dairy-free chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C) and line a 12 cup muffin tin with silicone muffin cups or spray with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk and ground flaxseed, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. To the milk/flaxseed mixture, whisk in the maple syrup, applesauce, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract until combined.
  5. Use a silicone spatula to scrape all of the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, then use a fork to stir until the flour is about halfway mixed in.  Then add the chocolate chips and raspberries, using a silicone spatula to gently fold everything until just combined (it doesn’t need to be perfectly smooth).  Stirring too much will produce denser muffins.
  6. Then promptly and evenly spoon the batter into the prepared 12-cup muffin tray.  Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Let the muffins cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tray, then transfer them to a wire rack to continue cooling.


Folding the raspberries and chocolate chips into the batter instead of stirring them in to help not over mix.

Weigh ingredients in baking (especially flour) for more accurate results.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: snacks
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american