Super Moist Dark Chocolate Chunk and Cherry Oat Bran Muffins

January  3, 2021
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Photo by nicolelupu
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 12
Author Notes

Easy vegan muffins for a weekday breakfast or snack! —nicolelupu

What You'll Need
  • Muffin Ingredients
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup plant milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks (I like Hu Gems)
  • 3/4 cup dark cherries (frozen is great here)
  • 2 chia "eggs"
  • 2 tablespoons white chia seeds
  • 5 tablespoons water
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line your muffin tin with paper cups or grease well.
  2. Make your "chia egg," grind the chia seeds in a coffee grinder and pulse until fine, add to small bowl with water and allow to set for 5 mins until it become like jelly.
  3. Combine the oat bran, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. In a larger bowl or bowl of a stand mixer add the coconut oil and sugar and combine, then add your applesauce, acv and chia eggs and mix.
  5. Add half the dry ingredients, then the plant milk, then the rest of the dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chunks and cherries.
  6. Use an ice cream scoop to portion out even amount into each muffin cup and bake for 20-22 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before enjoying.

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