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The Best Vegan Pumpkin Muffins With Chocolate Chips

The Best Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

  • Author: Michelle Cehn | World of Vegan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These vegan pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips are absolutely divine. They are perfect for any fall event, Halloween party, breakfast, brunch, or dessert. This recipe is so simple to make, you’ve got to try it!


  • 1¾ cups of all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup of granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup of vegan chocolate chips (mini are best)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of pure pumpkin puree (with no added seasonings)
  • ½ cup of applesauce
  • ½ cup of canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a cupcake tin with 12 cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, salt, and vegan chocolate chips, and mix until well combined.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, add the pumpkin puree, applesauce, canola oil, and vanilla extract, and mix well.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and fold together, just until combined.
  5. Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners until all 12 are evenly filled.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 22-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.


Want to make mini muffins? This recipe will make 36 mini muffins. Reduce the bake time to 15-18 minutes for mini pumpkin muffins.

Keywords: breakfast, dessert, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, muffins, brunch, halloween, pumpkin, fall, autumn, cupcakes