Recipe: Zesty Vegan Orange Muffins

I haven’t baked in a while but as I have the house to myself this weekend, I thought I’d make the most of it!

After scouring through my baking recipe books, I returned to an old favourite, Chloe’s Vegan Desserts. I have made (and blogged about) tonnes of vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli’s recipes and am yet to come across one that hasn’t been amazing. This time, I went for the Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.

There was just two teensy problems; one, I didn’t have lemons and two, I didn’t have poppy seeds… So I decided to sub the lemons for oranges and see how it turned out. I actually ended up changing the recipe a fair amount due to what I had in my pantry, so here’s my adaptation:

Vegan Orange Muffins

Adapted from Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Chloe’s Vegan Desserts
Makes 14 muffins

Vegan Orange Muffins 2


2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup soy milk
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons orange zest
1 tablespoon pure lemon extract


Pre-heat oven to 180°C fan-forced. Line a 12-cup muffin tray with muffin cases.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, bi-carb soda and salt. In a separate, medium bowl whisk together milk, apple sauce, orange juice, orange zest and lemon extract.

Form a well in the dry mix and pour in wet mix. Whisk until just combined, making sure that you do not over-mix.

Spoon mix into muffin cases to about 2/3 full. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden and cake skewer inserted in centre of muffin comes out clean.

Leave to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack until completely cooled.


Vegan Orange Muffins


Vegan Orange Muffins 3


4 thoughts on “Recipe: Zesty Vegan Orange Muffins

  1. This looks excellent! Cute muffin liners! I just Zested a liner yesterday without a Zested so I’m Zested out! But I’ll have to try these soon.

    1. Thanks! :) I have a ridiculous amount of muffin liners in my pantry – I thought these ones suited spring!

      I hate zesting. Our zester doesn’t work so I used the zest-like side of our grater – much easier!

    1. Oh, no! :(

      That is the correct amount; I used the same measurement as the original recipe (linked in the post).

      I guess the strength is all down to individual taste. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your first batch but thank you for your feedback!

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