Chocolate Orange Muffins (Vegan)

Deep, rich chocolate and sweet orange come together for the best moist chocolate orange muffins. Think: the best chocolate cake ever + chocolate orange flavor = these guys! 

A Classic Chocolate treat turned into the Breakfast of Your Dreams

Okay, so what if the best moist chocolate cake ever and the juiciest oranges that basically fell from heaven came together to make a baby? That tasty, edible baby would be today’s chocolate orange muffins. (Okay, fine… that was a weird visual. But I assure you, you can easily and scrumptiously eat that visual.) Today’s vegan chocolate orange muffins are soon-to-be the reason you wake up in the morning. Hold onto your muffin liners, we’re baking the best chocolate orange muffins!

Closeup half of a chocolate orange muffin bursting with melty chocolate chips

Delicious Ingredients for Delicious Chocolate Orange Muffins

The most delicious foods are made with delicious ingredients. I mean, it makes sense right? 😉 Check out the simply delicious ingredients we’re using today to make the best chocolate orange muffins.

  • Fresh-squeezed orange juice: with a whopping ½ cup of orange juice, we’re talking about bold and beautiful fresh-squeezed orange flavor!
  • Orange zest: not to be outdone by orange juice, we’re mixing in 3 whole tablespoons of orange zest to beautifully complement the two chocolate ingredients in these muffins.
  • Raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Oat flour: my favorite baking flour ever. Oat flour is made with just one ingredient, oats. It works beautifully in these chocolate orange muffins, deliciously buoying chocolate and orange flavors. Here’s how to make oat flour. 🙂
  • Maple syrup, coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla
  • Chocolate chips: two kinds of chocolate in these orange chocolate chip muffins? What is it, our birthdays? 🙂 Enjoy twice the amount of chocolate in these muffins with cocoa powder and chocolate chips in the muffin batter. Fancy a dark chocolate and orange muffins recipe? Use dark chocolate chips in the muffins!

A plate filled with orange chocolate chip muffins and orange slices

How to Make Chocolate Orange Muffins

Be prepared. You’ll have to throw away, delete, and just about erase the memory of all other chocolate orange muffin recipes. This is the only one you’ll ever need. These moist orange chocolate chip muffins are bursting with sweet ‘n tart orange flavor and double the chocolate. What could be better?

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Then, bring out a standard, 12-cup muffin pan. Pop in some unbleached muffin liners or nonstick muffin liners. Set aside.
  • Sift the dry ingredients together into a large bowl.
  • Whisk the wet ingredients together in a medium bowl. Make sure to warm up the water and milk to prevent them from solidifying the melted coconut oil.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients into one mixing bowl. Fold in chocolate chips!
  • Pour your chocolate orange muffin batter into the prepared muffin pan.
  • Bake for about 24 minutes.
  • Cool and Enjoy the best chocolate orange muffin recipe!

How do I make Vegan Chocolate Orange Muffins?

Easy! Keep everything as is, and make sure to use vegan chocolate chips. No other changes are needed to make vegan chocolate orange muffins. 🙂

Many vegan chocolate orange muffins served on a plate and serving tray with a kitchen towel and fresh oranges

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Chocolate Orange Muffins (Vegan)

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  • Author: Demeter | Beaming Baker
  • Total Time: 49 minutes
  • Yield: 9-12 muffins (9 large muffins or 12 medium muffins) 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Deep, rich chocolate and sweet orange come together for the best moist chocolate orange muffins. Think: the best chocolate cake ever + chocolate orange flavor = these guys!



Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups oat flour –  if using homemade, make sure it’s very finely ground—not coarse.
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange zest (about 1 large orange)
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Add-in Ingredients

Optional Topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: oat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add water and milk to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 10-second increments until just warm. This will prevent the melted coconut oil from solidifying once mixed with these liquids.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients: water, milk, orange juice, orange zest, coconut oil, sugar, maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Whisk until just incorporated, making sure no flour patches remain. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter evenly into prepared muffin pan—filling each cup about 3/4 of the way for a greater quantity of smaller muffins, or all the way to the top for a smaller quantity of big, domed-top muffins. Optionally, press chocolate chips and orange zest into the tops of each muffin.
  7. Bake for 20-26 minutes (on the higher end for larger muffins). Mine took 24 minutes for larger muffins. Insert a toothpick to test for doneness—it should come out mostly dry, with a few muffin bits on it.
  8. Place muffin pan on a cooling rack to cool for 30 minutes. Remove muffins from muffin pan and continue cooling on rack until completely cool, 1-3 hours.
  9. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.


Storing Instructions: Store muffins in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Freezing Instructions: Store muffins carefully in a freezer-friendly, airtight container for 1-2 months. Allow to thaw at room temperature for 15-30 minutes before enjoying. Or, heat in the microwave in 10-second increments until warm.

Serving suggestion: After muffins completely cool, they’re firmer, drier and ready to store. To enjoy as if they’re fresh-baked (like an hour ago!): heat in 10-second increments until just warm. SO good! They’ll become soft and moist again. 🙂

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 24 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. This recipe truly is the only one you need for chocolate orange muffins! These are to die for! They are so soft and rich- these are definitely going on repeat!

  2. As always, these are amazing. I miss chocolate orange truffles from when I could still eat dairy, so these sounded perfect when I searched up orange muffins. These muffins are dense and rich. I did not top with anything and used a smaller amount of dairy-free chocolate chips. I would 100% make this recipe again.