Despite what many people think, there are loads of incredible vegan breakfast recipes that are packed with protein and nutritious ingredients, like vegan pancakes or a vegan omelet. And if you’re craving some fluffy muffins, below are easy vegan muffin recipes you’ll fall in love with.
1. Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins By My Darling Vegan
Lemon poppy seed muffins are a familiar and comforting flavor to many. The zest of the lemon, the earthy crunch of the poppy seeds, and the fluffy muffin combine beautifully for a morning treat or after-dinner dessert.
These muffins offer you everything you could want, from the citrusy flavor to the moist texture. And you can make them in just 35 minutes! The recipe uses soy milk and apple cider for a sweet but balanced flavor that everyone will love.
2. Vegan Carrot Muffins By Loving It Vegan
If you didn’t know carrots could be in muffins, get ready for an eye-opening flavor experience. Something about the robust yet sweet flavor of this orange vegetable works perfectly in a muffin.
This treat is a perfect balance and sweet and savory, making it ideal for breakfast. And kids will love it, so it’s a lovely choice for a healthy handheld breakfast they can walk out the door with.
The walnuts are optional, but the nutty flavor and soft but crunchy texture bring the muffin to a new level.
3. Vegan Pistachio Muffins By Labeless Nutrition
Pistachios are a beautiful green, salty nut that can make for an excellent muffin. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory, and the muffins come out a soothing and beautiful shade of green.
Make this a festive treat for St. Patrick’s Day or as a colorful breakfast for your kids. The recipe is shockingly easy to make, and the flavor is out of this world. And it manages to be sweet and delicious with very little sugar, so you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it for breakfast.
4. Vegan Blueberry Muffins By The Simple Veganista
What’s more nostalgic and delectable than a tasty blueberry muffin? This recipe from The Simple Veganista is a breeze to make with only seven ingredients. It’s full of plenty of juicy blueberries, and the muffins are moist and fluffy, making them irresistible to kids and adults.
These are the perfect snack or breakfast for busy weekdays, and they only take about 30 minutes to come together. If making baked goods from scratch intimidates you, this is one of the easiest recipes to practice with.
5. Vegan Banana Black Sesame Muffins By Okonomi Kitchen
If you want an unusual muffin recipe, you can try these banana black sesame muffins that will have your guests asking questions.
The rich earthy taste of black sesame is astonishingly good in muffins and paired with banana, it has the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
This recipe includes vegan chocolate chips to make the muffins indulgent and gooey on the inside, but you can skip the chips if you want to keep things simple. If you want to try something a little different with a whole lot of flavor, this recipe is perfect.
6. Vegan Bran Muffins By Veg Kitchen
If you want a more reserved traditional muffin, this is the best vegan bran muffin recipe out there. It’s easy to make, and bran muffins are one of the healthiest things you can eat for breakfast.
If a plain bran muffin isn’t intriguing enough, you can add raisins, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, dried pineapple, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or diced apples. Whatever suits your fancy!
It takes only 30 minutes to make a batch of these, and even without fancy fruit additions, they’re still some of the best-tasting bran muffins around.
7. Chocolate Chip Vegan Muffins By Food with Feeling
Every muffin list has to include at least one chocolate chip muffin! And this is the best of the best when it comes to vegan chocolate chip muffin recipes. With banana, vanilla, maple syrup, and almond milk, this recipe results in a brilliant and warm flavor that is comforting and delicious.
If you want a sweet treat in the morning or a healthy dessert alternative, these muffins are your answer. And no one will ever know they’re vegan because they’re so rich and fluffy, just how every muffin should be.
8. Vegan Banana Muffins By The Spruce Eats
Another classic muffin variety, banana muffins are a lovely treat or snack for any time of day. But these aren’t regular banana muffins, these are loaded over-the-top banana muffins that will have all your friends making yummy noises.
These have walnuts and an optional streusel topping to add to the decadence. Sprinkle them with some powdered sugar to make them even sweeter and prettier.
They’re ideal for a school bake sale or a simple breakfast buffet. Now, you don’t have to feel bad about letting your bananas get too ripe.
9. Vegan Pumpkin Muffins By Nora Cooks
When the fall weather comes, and the pumpkin flavors start to show up everywhere, you can hop on the tasty bandwagon with these soft and fluffy pumpkin muffins from Nora Cooks.
These take about 30 minutes to make, and everything can be mixed in one bowl, saving you time and effort on pesky dishes.
The recipe features warm autumn spices, such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves to complement the sweetness of the pumpkin. They have a beautiful orange color, exemplifying how pumpkin-y and delicious they are.
10. Vegan Strawberry Muffins By Vegan Huggs
Strawberry muffins are a bit out of the norm, but any berry can be delicious in a muffin. And this vegan strawberry muffin recipe will make you a believer.
The pairing of plump strawberries with fresh lemon zest makes for a vibrant and refreshing flavor that is excellent for spring and summertime.
The soy milk and vanilla in the recipe enhance the sweetness and make for a soft and moist texture that is absolutely heavenly on a tough Monday morning.
11. Vegan Gingerbread Muffins By Vegan Richa
Gingerbread is one of the warmest and most festive flavors you can use. If you want to embrace the winter flavors in every meal, you can make these fabulous vegan gingerbread muffins for a wintery breakfast every morning.
They have a deep brown color thanks to three different types of ginger Vegan Richa uses in this indulgent recipe.
You need fresh ginger, ground ginger, and candied ginger if you want the bold but friendly flavor of gingerbread. And you can top the muffins with vegan icing for a super-naughty breakfast!
12. Vegan Zucchini Muffins By Jessica in the Kitchen
Zucchini in a muffin? Yes! These vegan zucchini muffins will blow your mind with their fantastic texture and earthy flavor.
The importance of a healthy and balanced breakfast is hammered into our minds, but sometimes finding great vegan breakfast recipes is hard. Well, now it’s easy!
These zucchini muffins are healthy and perfect for rushed mornings when you need to get out the door. If you want some extra sweetness, you can add some vegan chocolate chips, and if you want a bit of crunch, these go great with chopped pecans.
13. King Arthur Bakery’s Vegan Muffins By King Arthur Baking
For muffins that taste fresh from the bakery, these vegan muffins are sure to hit the spot. It has an interesting array of flavors, combining carrots, flax, bananas, maple syrup, applesauce, and cinnamon.
But the key to making these delicious muffins is the toasted almond flour that brings deep undertones of nutty flavors that shine through.
It’s perfect with a sweet jam or some vegan butter, as these muffins strike the perfect balance of savory and sweet. And best of all, they’re super healthy and packed with nutrients.
14. Vegan Chocolate Muffins By The Petite Cook
If you want to satisfy your chocolate craving but need to make something for this week’s breakfast, these vegan chocolate muffins are the perfect solution.
They’re much healthier than a rich chocolate cake, but still have all the sweetness you could want. And it couldn’t be easier with just seven ingredients that can come together in less than 30 minutes.
The olive oil and vegan dark chocolate are the keys to nailing this recipe. The olive oil makes it moist and silky in texture, and the dark chocolate brings the decadent chocolate flavor you’re craving.
15. Gluten-Free Vegan Orange Muffins By Rhian’s Recipes
If you want to capture the flavor of a fresh-squeezed glass of orange juice in the morning, you can make these easy-peasy vegan orange muffins. They have a strong orange scent that will have your mouth watering.
Kids will love this vibrant and refreshing treat in the morning or the afternoon. You don’t even need fresh oranges unless you want to add some orange zest to kick the flavor up a notch.
All you need is a few cups of orange juice to make the flavorful muffins and delightful orange syrup. If you want extra texture, use orange juice with lots of pulp!
16. Vegan Peppermint Brownie Protein Muffins By Hummusapien
For a super sweet muffin, you can make these wintery and festive peppermint brownie muffins that double as a healthy breakfast and an indulgent dessert. The recipe uses a plant-based protein powder with cocoa in it to add some nutrition to these delicious muffins.
If it’s hard to feed your kids a healthy breakfast or you want to bring a nutritious dessert to the holiday party, these rich chocolatey muffins are the way to go.
17. Vegan Peach Muffins By Plant-Based Jess
Peach muffins are a colorful and juicy treat to make in the summer or springtime. The recipe only uses fresh peaches, so don’t swap them out for canned or dried because they simply won’t have the same vivid flavor and texture.
So these are ideal to make when the peach season rolls around in June. Coconut oil and maple syrup combine to enhance the sweet flavor of the peaches and make every bite irresistible.
There are oats in the muffins to add a hearty texture, but you can skip them if you want something more simple.
18. Vegan Savory Muffins By Zardyplants
You can fool your kids and yourself into eating a veggie-packed breakfast every morning with these savory muffins from Zardyplants.
They’re loaded with carrots, zucchini, onions, chives, and garlic, but you can add other veggies like peppers or scallions if you have them in your kitchen.
Since not everyone wants a sweet sugar bomb in the morning, these savory muffins are a perfect solution. You can have the fluffy and soft texture of a morning muffin without all of the sweetness first thing in the morning.
19. Vegan Cornbread Muffins By The Belly Rules The Mind
Corn muffins with a bit of vegan butter are a warm and satisfying breakfast or snack. This is the best vegan corn muffin recipe with a delectable balance of sweet corn and savory spices.
Make these the next time you whip up some vegan barbecue food or want a healthy breakfast to grab on your way out the door. These adorable golden muffins use no refined sugar or preservatives.
The recipe comes together with less than ten ingredients, and you can make them in just 30 minutes when you’re in a pinch. Dip them in a hearty chili or just butter them up and enjoy!
20. Maple Cornbread Muffins By Love and Lemons
If you want a cornbread muffin on the sweeter side, these maple cornbread muffins from Love and Lemons are to die for. They’re moist, fluffy, and perfectly scrumptious.
The secret magic ingredient in this recipe is rosemary, an earthy and slightly sweet spice that highlights the other flavors in the muffin.
And while you can use the fake maple syrup, it’s always better to use the pure maple syrup for that enhanced flavor and natural sweetness. They’re ideal for a Thanksgiving dinner to serve something more unique than Pillsbury rolls.
21. Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins By Averie Cooks
If you’re a peanut butter fiend, you’ll be head over heels for these peanut butter chocolate chip muffins from Averie Cooks. They have a dense but fluffy inside that delivers a rich peanut butter flavor in every bite.
You would never guess that these muffins were vegan because they’re so rich. They taste like a fluffy and warm Reese’s cup! And best of all, they’re a healthy sweet treat that kids will love for breakfast or when they get home from school.
22. Peanut Butter and Honey Muffins By Pinch of Yum
Pinch of Yum knocked it out of the park with these peanut butter honey muffins. Honey muffins would be great, and peanut butter muffins delightful, but the combination takes the flavors to a whole new level.
You only need seven ingredients to make these, and kids and adults alike will go nuts over them.
You can use whatever kind of peanut butter you want, crunchy or smooth, depending on your preferred texture. And you can also use any honey you want, but it’s worth buying a jar of the good stuff to make this recipe even better.
23. Kale and Chive Muffins By Attainable Sustainable
Anyone that tells you vegetables don’t belong in muffins is dead wrong. And these kale and chive muffins prove it. The flavor is almost like a quiche but with a moist bread in place of the egg base.
With ground flax, cayenne pepper, mustard, and garlic powder, the strange ingredients meld together in a perfectly balanced and flavorful muffin.
If you love leafy greens and the earthy flavor of kale, you’ll love these muffins as a super healthy breakfast or as a delicious side for dinner.
24. Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins With Pecan Streusel By The First Mess
If you want a cozy autumn treat that will satisfy your cinnamon and nutmeg cravings, look no further than this delightful vegan recipe. These sweet potato muffins are super soft and fluffy with all of the flavors that remind you of fall.
The recipe calls for a lot of ingredients, but it never takes more than 40 minutes to make. The nutty pecans make for the perfect streusel topping that brings a satisfying crunch to complement the tender sweet potato muffin.
25. Matcha Muffins By Keeping the Peas
If you want something different, these matcha muffins are unique and mouthwatering. There’s a subtle sweetness and vibrant flavor that comes from the matcha. It’s just like eating a cup of green tea, but better.
If you want an added crunch and earthiness, you can add some sliced almonds on top, but they’re delicious either way. And believe it or not, kids will love the sweet and fluffy muffin, so it’s a great way to introduce them to a new flavor.
26. Vegan Coffee Cake Streusel Muffins By Choosing Chia
Sometimes one cup of coffee in the morning just doesn’t cut it. On those days, you can enjoy these vegan coffee cake muffins with crispy crumbly streusel topping.
They’re made with healthy and wholesome ingredients but taste like rich desserts. They’re fluffy and moist, and the coffee flavor comes through strong thanks to the combination of cinnamon and vanilla.
They’re an excellent snack for a chilly autumn morning or satisfy your kids when they come home from school with a sweet tooth.
27. Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins By Baker By Nature
If you were looking for a super healthy and nutritious muffin, this isn’t it. This cinnamon sugar doughnut muffin recipe is for people that want an indulgent snack full of flavor and the right amount of sweetness.
They’re not fried, but they’re called doughnut muffins because of the dense and moist texture that comes from using different varieties of flour. They’re topped with cinnamon sugar and will make your mouth water when you smell them baking.
It’s the perfect dessert or afternoon snack when you want to spoil yourself a little bit.
Easy Vegan Muffin Recipes, Final Thoughts
This list of easy vegan muffin recipes has it all, from savory snacks to chocolate treats to a fruity breakfast. There’s a vegan muffin recipe for every kind of craving. And these can be for a healthy breakfast, an afternoon snack, or a delectable side for your dinner!