Fresh cherries are the best in the summertime, so I decided to use them for these vegan cherry muffins. Without eggs and dairy, these muffins remain incredibly moist with tons of flavor. The chocolate chips pair perfectly with the tartness of the cherries and they turn these muffins into the perfect summer treat. Here's how to make vegan chocolate chip cherry muffins in just 40 minutes.

Vegan Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:24
  • Easy


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup finely sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh tart cherries - chopped
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
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  • Step 1

    Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, oats, almonds, and sugar to a bowl and stir.

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  • Step 2

    Add in the almond extract, oil, coconut milk, cherries, and chocolate chips. Stir until smooth.

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  • Step 3

    Spoon the batter into cupcake tins.

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  • Step 4

    Bake at 375°F for 20-23 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

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While these muffins might look more blueberry in color than cherry, they are bursting with almond, cherry, and chocolate flavors. The benefit of using fresh cherries is that the moisture absorbs into the batter of the muffins.

That plus the warm chocolate chips make these vegan cherry muffins deliciously gooey on the inside. Even though they are vegan and contain hardy ingredients like oats, these muffins are not dense at all. They are flakey and light just as muffins should be.

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The only thing about this recipe is that they don't freeze very well. This is something you should bake and eat within a week of making it in order to have the best taste and consistency. 

All vegans can enjoy these tart and chocolatey muffins. You could even eat them for breakfast if you're feeling adventurous. I don't know a summer flavor that pairs better than cherries and chocolate, and these muffins capture that perfectly.