1-Bowl Fudgy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (Vegan/GF)

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Stack of Banana Chocolate Muffins on a small tray

What started as chocolate tahini banana bread morphed into the fudgiest, most delicious chocolate muffins on the block!

Despite being naturally sweetened (with bananas!) and swirled with tahini, the main flavor is clear: CHOCOLATE.

We love that they’re refined flour-free, gluten-free, plant-based, refined sugar-free, (oil-free optional), and made in 1 bowl

Banana, almond flour, oats, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and other ingredients for making Banana Chocolate Muffins

These muffins start with making a flax egg. Then add bananas (spotty ones are best) to the mixing bowl and mash with a fork.

Using the back of a fork to mash banana and flax seed meal in a large mixing bowl

Baking soda is added to help the muffins rise.

For sweeteners, we opted to keep this recipe refined sugar-free, using a combination of coconut sugar and maple syrup to achieve balanced sweetness and texture.

Then tahini is added for moisture while keeping the added oil content low.

Using a whisk to stir together wet ingredients for our Banana Chocolate Muffins recipe

Sea salt and vanilla are added to enhance the flavors, and we went with cocoa powder for a rich, chocolatey flavor.

To keep these muffins whole grain and free from refined flours, we used almond flour and rolled oats! The result is fluffy yet fudgy muffins flecked with whole oats. SWOON!

Pouring chocolate chips into a bowl of Banana Chocolate Muffin batter

We saved the best for last: a sprinkle of chocolate chips for the perfect amount of melty chocolate in each bite!

Cooling rack with a batch of our Fudgy Banana Chocolate Muffins recipe

We hope you LOVE these muffins! They’re:

Perfectly sweet
Easy to make
Surprisingly wholesome
& SO delicious!

They are the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers. And they pack well as an on-the-go snack. They even freeze well (in case you find yourself wanting to eat the whole batch in one day — we were tempted).

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Tray of partially eaten Banana Chocolate Muffins made with gluten-free oats and almond flour

1-Bowl Fudgy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (Vegan/GF)

The fudgiest plant-based, gluten-free chocolate muffins on the block, made in 1 bowl with wholesome ingredients like almond flour, flaxseed, cocoa powder, bananas, and more!
Author Minimalist Baker
Tray with Banana Chocolate Muffins beside a spoonful of tahini and bowl of cocoa powder
4.93 from 526 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 11 (Muffins)
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 4-5 Days


  • 2 medium-size ripe bananas
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal (to make flax egg)
  • 2 ½ Tbsp water (to make flax egg)
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or sub organic brown sugar)
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup (or sub agave nectar)
  • 1/4 cup fresh drippy tahini (or sub other nut or seed butter of choice)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil (or melted coconut oil or vegan butter // if oil-free, sub more nut or seed butter of choice and reduce dry ingredients slightly to compensate for thicker batter)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted if clumpy
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats (to keep grain-free, try subbing half the amount in coconut flour, though we haven’t tested it ourselves)
  • 1 ¼ cup almond flour (we haven’t tested with almond meal but think it would work)
  • 1/4 cup vegan dark chocolate chips (or chopped dark chocolate)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line a standard muffin tin with paper cupcake wrappers (if subbing a different size pan, adjust cook time as needed).
  • To a large mixing bowl add banana, flax egg (flaxseed meal and water) and mash to combine, leaving only a few chunky pieces. You want it pretty smooth.
  • Add baking soda, coconut sugar, maple syrup, tahini, sea salt, vanilla, and avocado oil and whisk vigorously to combine. Then add cocoa powder and whisk again to combine.
  • Add gluten-free rolled oats and stir to combine. Then add almond flour a little at a time and stir to combine. You're looking for a scoopable batter that's still moist (see photo). If too dry, thin with a bit of water or dairy-free milk. If too wet, add more almond flour a little at a time. Lastly, add chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  • Divide batter between muffin tins, filling almost all the way to the top (as recipe is written, about 11 muffins — adjust amounts as needed if adjusting serving size). Option to sprinkle on a few more chocolate chips before baking for more chocolate flavor.
  • Bake on the center rack for 25-30 minutes or until risen. When cooked, a toothpick inserted into the center will come out clean.
  • Let rest in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer muffins to a cooling rack to let cool completely. The wrappers come off more easily and the texture is best when completely cooled.
  • Store leftovers covered at room temperature for up to 4-5 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.



*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
*15 minutes prep includes 10 minutes for making the batter and 5-minute cooling time (although a 10- to 15-minute cooling time is ideal).

Nutrition (1 of 11 servings)

Serving: 1 muffin Calories: 265 Carbohydrates: 29.6 g Protein: 6.3 g Fat: 16.7 g Saturated Fat: 3.1 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.96 g Monounsaturated Fat: 8.01 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 231 mg Potassium: 286 mg Fiber: 5.6 g Sugar: 17.2 g Vitamin A: 18.82 IU Vitamin C: 1.87 mg Calcium: 50.85 mg Iron: 2.72 mg

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  1. Lois says

    I wanted to make these for my husband’s birthday on 9/20. We do not do oil and I am not much of a baker. Could you be more specific on how much more seed/nut butter to use and how much less of dry ingredients – OR – can I just substitute applesauce for the oil as I think I’ve heard that can be done when not using oil.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Lois, we’d suggest ~2 Tbsp extra nut/seed butter and reducing the oats to 2/3 cup and the almond flour to 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. Hope that helps!

  2. Trudie says

    Hi. I absolutely LOVE these muffins. I think they’re the tastiest muffins I’ve ever had. I’m just wondering, is there a way to make them rise more ? Whenever I make them, they don’t rise very much at all. Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Trudie, thanks for the lovely review! Because these muffins are intended to be fudgy, they are a bit more dense vs. fluffy. If you want them to rise more, you could possibly try using baking powder instead of baking soda, but we haven’t tried it and cannot guarantee results.

  3. Roddy-Ann says

    I don’t have almond flour or meal. Do you think Brown Rice flour or plain white flour will work well?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Roddy-Ann, that should be fine, but we’d suggest using less because those flours are both more absorbent than almond. Hope that helps!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Kristin, are you referring to whole wheat flour? If so, that might work, but we’d suggest less of it because it’s more absorbent. Maybe half the amount? Hope that helps!

  4. Cyndi says

    I’m absolutely in LOVE with this recipe. I’ve made it 2x so far and everyone loved them. With large ripe bananas and more almond flour I got 12 muffins no problem.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you’re enjoying the recipe, Cyndi! Thank you for the lovely review! xo

  5. Laura says

    96g of coconut sugar is way more than ½ cup. I first weighed it then poured into measuring cup. Its denser than regular sugar and you can’t just swap measures to weights. Please make sure you try these with metric measures. Its a much quicker and more accurate way to bake but I don’t feel I can trust your metric conversions. Also please weigh the bananas without skin. What is considered medium is vague. Thank you

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Laura, thanks for the feedback. We just measured our coconut sugar to confirm and the metric measurement appears accurate to us. Is it possible your coconut sugar is older and has lost moisture content? As for the banana, this recipe is pretty flexible, but we’ll keep that in mind moving forward.

    • Geri C says

      Very easy & so good! Made them for a healthy treat for my husband’s birthday. I think next time I might use oat flour instead of oats, but otherwise great as written!

  6. Kitty says

    A new go-to recipe! I’m trying to stay away from added sweetness so instead of the coconut sugar and maple syrup, I subbed half a banana and 3 tbsp of water. I kept an eye on the texture of the batter to match it up with your batter in the video. They’re so fudgey and delicious! I currently have the third batch in the oven. Great recipe that includes my pantry staples! :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Amazing! Thank you for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications! xo

  7. Jessica R says

    Whoa!!! These are amazing!! So chocolatey and fudgey and perfect! My whole family loves them. We’ve been eating them for breakfast and dessert. Thank you for sharing!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Jessica. We are so glad you and your family enjoy them! Next time, would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  8. Sarah says

    This is heaven, so tasty !
    So I made the recipe for 3 servings, what a mistake hahahah (should have made a lot more)
    It filled up 4 silicon mold and cooked 15 minutes, and it was just perfect.
    I must say it’s so nice to be able to change the servings and also to be able to have both US customary and metrics it saves a lot of time.
    Thank you 🤗

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Sarah, and happy to hear you find the serving size tool so useful! Thanks for the review!

  9. Aimee says

    I haven’t made these in a while. I’d forgotten how yummy there are!!! I don’t keep oil in my house so I used a vegan butter (Earth Balance). They came out perfect! I used a dark bottom muffin pan and cooked for about 28 minutes. I love, love, love these muffins :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! Thanks so much for the great review and for sharing your modifications, Aimee. So glad this is a favorite recipe for you!

  10. Lindsey says

    I made these for the second time today and they turned out great. Instructions are super easy to follow, big fan of only using one bowl. My parents each had one and couldn’t believe they were gluten, dairy and egg free. I bow down to your chocolate muffin making genius.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Amazing! We’re so glad you and your family enjoy them, Lindsey. Thank you for the lovely review! xo

  11. Laura says

    So yummy – it’s easy to see why this recipe is so popular! My substitutions:
    – no bananas so used 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce (muffins had no apple taste I could detect…)
    – no almond flour so used almond meal (muffins were not too crumbly, had a great texture)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! Thanks so much for the great review and for sharing your modifications, Laura. So glad you enjoyed!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Maya, Some other readers have had success with all purpose flour. We’d suggest adding slightly less (a little at a time) as it’s more drying and absorbent. Hope that helps!

      • Maya says

        An update: I made these with AP flour and used almost the same amount, but added it in slowly as suggested. I also subbed carbonated mineral water 1/4 c as an egg replacement, and it worked very well. Super delicious, and will be making again! They reheat amazingly well in the microwave for 15 seconds.

  12. Debbie says

    Delicious muffins! I did add chopped pecans to the top. They were fudge and moist….felt like I was having dessert for breakfast! So easy to make❤️

      • Debbie says

        After viewing many of the reviews on the muffins, I will say I had no crumbling at all. They were intact and easy to remove directly from muffin cups to cooling rack.

  13. Ens says

    Fantastic, very very moist. definitely let them sit in the tin for a bit after baking or they will fall apart (still taste great even when I can’t wait).

  14. Seema says

    Made these today and they are delicious!! I have one question though – instead of oats, can I use oat flour? And if so, would it be the same amount?The little pieces of oats get in the way of the overall fudginess.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Seema, That should work! We’d suggest using slightly less because oat flour will be more absorbent. Hope that helps!

  15. Justine says

    While delicious, every single one of these muffins crumbled and broke coming out of the muffin tin! Resembling more of a smashed cake now, they are the only minimalist baker recipe I have tried that hasn’t come out perfectly – what could have went wrong?! I let them cool for about an hour while busying myself around the house.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Oh no! Sorry to hear that, Justine. Is it possible the flax egg didn’t get added? Or another wet ingredient?

  16. Wendy says

    I made these 1-bowl fudge banana chocolate chip muffins. Turned out so delicious. I modified the recipe by using JUST-Egg instead of flax egg and almond meal in place of almond flour. Fantastic results. The perfect dessert!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Great! We’re so glad they turned out well with those modifications. Thank you for sharing, Wendy! xo

  17. Amber says

    I have been meaning to make these the last few days. Currently waiting for them to come out the oven but the batter was delish! Love that I could safely indulge in licking the spatula (and whisk if I’m being honest) since it calls for a flax egg! :D

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! We’re so glad you got to make them and enjoyed the batter, Amber =) xoxo

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoy the recipe, Tammy! Thank you for the lovely review! xo

  18. Danielle says

    Truly delicious muffin! I replaced the flax meal with one egg and replaced the coconut sugar with 1/4+ cup of melted honey.
    This is a keeper!

  19. The Vegan Goddess says

    I made these and the exterior was dry because I kept waiting for the toothpick to come out clean to indicate that it was fully cooked. I took them out of the oven when the toothpick was nearly clean so it wouldn’t dry out more.

    The middle was still a bit moist but the exterior was dry. It wasn’t overly sweet but it was tasty. The batter was sweeter and yummy.

    I think I would have preferred it a bit moister so I would take it out sooner the next time.

    Is it supposed to be dry on the outside?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Because these are “fudgy” they are supposed to be on the moister side, both inside and out. Glad you still enjoyed!

  20. Elise K says

    I would love to try making these with regular egg – do you know how many eggs I would need? Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Elise! We haven’t tried it but we think 1 egg in place of the flaxseed meal and water would work well. Let us know how it goes!

  21. Nzinngha Masani-Manuel says

    I really like this healthy delicious easy recipe. I did make this Sat May 7th as a healthy dessert for my dear husband & I. THANK YOU!!!

  22. Clairelle says

    Easy, quick and delicious! I’ll be making these muffins again (and again).
    I baked them directly in a silicon muffin tin, with no paper wrappers, and they came out with no problem.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  23. Nicole says

    Love these! I dropped everything to make these when they popped on Instagram and they did not disappoint. I used melted coconut oil instead of avocado, and had to put sliced almonds in my coffee grinder to make almond flour but they came out great – a new favourite! I checked them at 25 minutes and they weren’t quite done so put them back on for another 5 minutes but unfortunately a call came in and they ended up in a few minutes longer, but still turned out great! It really hit my sweet tooth this afternoon and i can’t wait to make again. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Woohoo! So glad you enjoyed, Nicole. Thanks so much for the great review and for sharing your modifications!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Janice! We haven’t tried that so we don’t know if it would work. Let us know if you give it a try!

  24. Sarah says

    This recipe is a gift! The muffins are over the top moist and rich with a crisp crust on top. I substituted almond meal for the almond flour and accidentally substituted one Tbsp olive oil for one of the table spoons of avocado oil. They were delicious despite the changes.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yum! Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications, Sarah. So glad you enjoyed!

  25. Adrienne P. says

    Mixed feelings on these muffins. I make MB recipes quite frequently…

    The consistency of the muffins was odd the first day, but after sitting in a Tupperware container overnight and getting softer, the texture is simultaneously cakey and fudgy. They also just barely peel away cleanly from the liners.

    Modifications: I halved the sugar, used olive oil instead of avocado oil, and used a half cup instead of 3/4 cup of old-fashioned oats.
    I utilized Lily’s 65% cocoa baking chips. Living at 5,000′ elevation, I added 5 minutes of baking time, which was perfect.

    As others have said, I would have preferred the oats to be more fine, so next time I would blend them up first and still utilize half a cup instead of 3/4.
    I am not a huge fan of the banana taste in these, so next time I’d use applesauce.
    I will also add the full amount of sugar next time because mine are pretty bitter from the 65% chocolate.

    I would make these again; they’re just not what I was expecting.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Adrienne, thank you for sharing your experience. Some cupcake liners stick more than others – we prefer the ‘If You Care’ brand – they peel away easily. Hope that helps!

  26. Libby Maurer says

    Absolutely love this recipe! I make mini muffins and store in the freezer for a quick snack before sport or bed. I always add coconut flakes & almond extract for a bit more depth and sometimes sub crunchy PB for the tahini. For special occasions I frost w PB cream cheese frosting. The recipe is fool-proof & such a crowd pleaser!

  27. Caroline says

    Oh my goodness. I just realised that this year is your 10 year anniversary! You started in 2012 and now it’s 2022! 10 years (soon), congrats!! Maybe not today but later in the year it will be 🎉 And about the muffins, they’re delicious and super fudgy xx

  28. Tiffany says

    WOW 🤩 these are so deliciously fudgey! I made mini muffins and cut the time in half and they came out perfectly! Definitely let them cool in the tins for a few minutes. I forgot and took off a few tops. Thank you, your recipes never disappoint!

  29. H says

    For the record, I am a health conscious foodie, but not vegan OR gluten free. AND if I were to consider chocolate cake, it is probably my least favorite dessert option. But for some reason I was compelled to make these. I followed the recipe exactly (oh thats not true, I used brown sugar b/c I ran out of coconut sugar). AND THEY ARE INCREDIBLE. I will definitely be making these again and again and again. Thank you so much

  30. Sniedze says

    Hey there!
    Thank you for this recipe. I have made it quite few times. Last time I made some more adjustments. Sugar I substituted with date flour, almond flour with gluten free flour blend (made my own used the recipe from here to), cacao substituted with carob powder and flax egg to a happy farm chichen egg and added some rice cream, because the batter was very thich. Tastes of course completely different from original recipe taste, but made it more healthy for me and I am happy about it.

  31. Hannah says

    We looove the flavor and ease of these muffins. But curious, could they be made without the oats? We find the texture of the whole oats take away from the ooey gooey-ness for us.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Hannah, yes! You can make it into oat flour by blending up the oats or replace with a lesser amount of sorghum flour. Hope that helps!

  32. Jana says

    I made this last night for our friends who were visiting and eat gluten free. I subbed the almond flour for 1 cup of GF blend and 1/4 cup of almond meal. I used quick oats instead of rolled oats because I didn’t want the oats to be visible. I was surprised how much the muffins rose in the oven considering this is a GF recipe. The muffins came out great and everyone loved them. Thank you for making these wonderful recipes and please make another cookbook so I can buy it. 🙂

  33. Corinne says

    THESE ARE INCREDIBLY MOIST AND DELICIOUS!! Sitting here now, writing out this recipe for my friend who LOVED these when they devoured them at my home. :-)
    If you love chocolate… I highly recommend them!! The Minimalist Baker never lets me down.

  34. sherry says

    These came out perfectly. I used 1/4 c coconut sugar and next time will reduce the maple syrup to 2 T. They came out chocolatey and without the guilt!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed them, Sherry! Thank you for the lovely review and sharing your modifications! xo

  35. Hazel says

    These muffins are soo good!!! Love how they are a healthier treat and I don’t feel guilty for letting my 8 year old eat two of them 😊. I used a normal egg and peanut butter instead of tahini.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Liza, we’re sorry to hear they didn’t turn out as expected! Did you make any modifications? What type of oats did you use? This is one of our reader favorite recipes so we wonder if something might have gone wrong.

  36. Amanda says

    Delicious!! My whole family loved them. I LOVE the almost 6gm of fiber per muffin. No hesitation to let my kids have more than one! Eat up, people! Also- soo easy to throw together. Thank you for the great recipe.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you and your family enjoy them, Amanda! Thank you so much for sharing! xo

  37. Christina says

    These are amazing. Not amazing in the gluten free world but the gluten world. My newly diagnosed celiac 8 year old calls for my baking to change and this was just what I needed i needed to boost my confidence. My kids devoured these. Hubby and myself. My 4 year old asked for them for her birthday. Now i hate making changes changes. BUT I didn’t have have flax so used a normal egg. My oil was coconut oil. Printing and keeping. Thank you. Thank you.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We love to hear this! So glad you all enjoyed this recipe, Christina. Thanks for the lovely review! xo

  38. Sammy says

    These are so.good. I have had my eye on this recipe for a really long time but never had enough of the ingredients to make them, until today! I only had one banana so I cut the recipe in half and made about 12 mini muffins. I used All Purpose flour because I didn’t have almond flour and they still turned out perfect. I just made sure to add the flour in small quantities until I got the the correct consistency of the batter. I didn’t measure but it was probably only about 1/2 cup. I cooked the mini muffins for 10 mins at 350 and they turned out perfect.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad they turned out well! Thank you for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications, Sammy! xo

  39. Kat says

    These muffins are insane! So fudgy, rich and chocolatey. I’ve made them three times and will definitely be making them again. I reduced the amount of almond flour by about 1/4 c for a double batch and found the result to be extra fudgy. Would recommend!

  40. Emma says

    These are simply amazing. I have them stocked in the freezer at all times for when a chocolate craving hits. I have made them with natural peanut butter and tahini, and greatly prefer the tahini texture as they are more moist.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Woohoo! We’re so glad you enjoy them, Emma! Thank you for the lovely review! xo

  41. Shannon says

    I really want to make these. I have a flax and egg intolerance. Can I substitute with a chia egg?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Shannon, other readers have reported using a chia egg with success. Let us know if you try it!

  42. Angela says

    These muffins definitely live up to their name. They are so fudgy and decadent! I made them exactly as the recipe is written but the first time I think the batter was a bit too wet and I didn’t bake them long enough so they were difficult to get out of the muffin tins. The second time they came out just perfect! I needed to bake them for the full 30 minutes and I used parchment baking cups. Such a delicious and tasty treat! Thank you for the recipe!

  43. Megan C says

    These are great! I had to modify a little because I didn’t have chocolate chips, so I left them out. I also didn’t have almond flour so I used 1c of AP flour. They turned out delicious, but a little dry as others who didn’t use almond flour have mentioned. I also wasn’t a big fan of the chunks of rolled oats, so next time I’ll try instant oats. Maybe my oven runs hot, because mine were done in 14 minutes. Thanks for the great recipes :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for sharing, Megan! We’re thinking the all purpose may have contributed to the shorter bake time.

  44. Charmaine says

    This is so delicious! Any tips for turning this into a cake or loaf? This could make for a nice birthday cake. :-)

  45. Emily says

    These muffins are SO good! I made them to bring to a birthday party so my little vegan fam would have something fun to eat while the others ate a traditional cake. Everyone ended up eating these and loved them!
    They’re moist (sorry if you hate that word), perfectly decadent, but not so rich that they’re hard to finish. They’re just perfect!
    I’ll be making these again. And again and again!

  46. Casey says

    These are amazing! I’ve made them twice now, subbing Lankato granulated sweetener for the coconut sugar (trying to lessen my sugar intake a bit) and using Lily’s sugar-free chocolate chips. They taste great!

  47. Kelly says

    Ok I made these last night and this is easily the best GF muffin recipe I have tried thus far. I used a real egg, agave, brown sugar, salted almond butter (and left out the added salt) and added 3/4 of an extra ripe banana–they are delicious.
    Is there a sub for the rolled oats? I’m wondering how to make these even more cake-like because the texture and flavor is so delicious, but would be curious to try leaving the “cake” uninterrupted!!

  48. Jenny says

    Followed the recipe, absolutely scrumptious, and very easy to make. Baked for 25 minutes in 350 degrees convection oven.

  49. Megan says

    I love this recipe! This is my new go-to recipe to use up brown bananas. I did substitute part coconut flour and part regular flour for the almond flour, and it worked great.

      • F Ramos says

        Very delicious recipe! So easy using a blender. First, I blend all the ingredients except oats, almond flour, chocolate chips, and baking soda. I then add the oats to the liquified ingredients in the blender and blend some more until smooth. In a bowl, I mix the almond flour, baking soda, and chocolate chips. Then, I fold in the blended ingredients and bake in the muffin pan. The result is a non-grainy fudgy cake-like muffin that is not too sweet! Thanks for the recipe!

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          We’re so glad you enjoy them! Thank you for the lovely review and for sharing your blender method! xo

  50. Allie says

    Made these and they are amazing! So fluffy and moist. The centers of mine didn’t rise or puff up. Do you know why? Honestly it doesn’t matter to me because they are so yummy, I was just curious. I will absolutely be making these again. Such a great!

  51. Jennifer says

    I just made this and YUM!

    I live at 6500 feet in Colorado and made it as written except using coconut oil instead of avocado oil. Baked at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, though my oven is reading a bit high (~360). They turned out wonderfully. I was able to get 12 muffins.

  52. Monika says

    The first time I made these, the flavor was phenomenal! I followed the recipe exactly, and it worked great even though I am at elevation (Salt Lake City). The muffins were a little soft, so I took note to add a little extra starch the next time.
    The second time I made these, they came out perfectly! I added 2 heaping Tbsp. of potato starch when adding the oats and almond meal. They held together much better and had a more wheat flour muffin consistency!
    Another top tip: peel and freeze your bananas, then thaw them and mash using a hand mixer. So easy and the bananas end up sweeter than using freshly peeled bananas (so you can use less maple syrup!). These are hanging around for the usual rotation of desserts for breakfast!

  53. Amy says

    I make these almost weekly – they are just that good! I love that they taste so chocolate-y and rich, but are much more filling than an average muffin. I’ve tried tahini, peanut butter, and almond butter and honestly – can’t taste a difference any way – always just as good :)

  54. Jessica Robinson says

    I made these and tried the substitution of half the amount coconut flour in place of oat flour. They were wonderful.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Jessica. We are so glad you enjoyed them! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  55. Ingrid says

    These are the best vegan muffins I have ever made! They are fluffy, chocolatey and taste wayyyyy more unhealthy and decadent than they are! Not a tahini fan so I’ve made it with peanut butter and sunflower seed butter and they have both worked! I have made these at least 5 times now and my tip would be to make sure you are using very ripe bananas to help with moisture. Love this recipe so much!

  56. Dee says

    I used one banana and 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce, and less sugar and these came out great! So moist and delicious. Next time I’m adding walnuts too. Thank you!

  57. Ellie says

    I’ve made these twice but both times have turned out fairly dry and crumbly :( I followed the recipe exactly for the first time. Second time I used half oat flour, and both had drippy tahini and a real egg. Should I be underbaking a little so they stay moist? Or how else can I ensure they aren’t dry?! I might try more banana next time but would love any tips!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Ellie, oat flour may be the issue as it’s more dry than almond flour. You could try using less oat flour and/or increasing the banana.

    • Rosemarie Brenna says

      These were so delicious! We are the whole batch in one day!
      I added peanut butter as well as used a real egg, and cacoa. One of my favorite recipes from MB by far!
      Thanks Dana, even my 7 year old picky eater devoured them.

  58. Hope says

    I don’t know what I did wrong, but this was the first MB recipe I didn’t absolutely love so I know it has to be a mistake on my part. I subbed almond butter (oil free) for the tahini, so maybe that dried the muffins out? They were definitely very dark chocolate tasting too, so maybe my sweet tooth was just too strong when I made these. I’m going to try making these again with tahini!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Hope, sorry to hear these didn’t turn out as expected! It could be the almond butter or the type of cocoa/cacao powder. If the batter looks more dry than the photos, we’d say try scaling back on the cocoa powder a bit or increase the maple syrup as that should help with both texture and flavor. Let us know how it goes!

  59. Adele says

    Delicious! Made these today for the first time. I used Almond Butter instead of Tahini (because that’s what I had on hand) and cut the sugar in half. They turned out amazing!

  60. Monika says

    Phenomenal! I have been eyeing these for a while and finally had the ripe bananas to whip up a batch! They are the perfect balance of sweet and cocoa. I added a heaping teaspoon of instant coffee to bring out the chocolate flavor and subbed cacao powder. Definitely will make these again. Also, quick tip, under-fill the muffin tins, about 1 cm/0.5 inch from the top of the liner. These puff up quite a bit, and the tops of mine were falling off when I was taking them out of the tins. The tops-gone-rogue were good little treats after baking, though!

  61. Sana J says

    I’ve made these approx 17 times, and for some stupido reason I never added the oats!

    WHY didn’t I add the oats before!!! They’re even better than the first 16 times! So tender and texturey and an added bit of fibrey, grainy goodness.

    This is life-changing. I’ma have my band write a song about these muffins.

  62. Alaina says

    These were delicious!! Like a cross between a muffin and a brownie. I’m not too big on banana flavor (unless it’s banana bread) so I replaced one of them with 1/2 cup of apple sauce as another reviewer did. I put 1/4 cup of rolled oats and 2/4 cup quick oats so it wouldn’t be as chewy and used peanut butter instead of tahini.

    This was just the thing I needed for my chocolate craving. I’ve been trying to eat healthier so this was the perfect healthier treat.

  63. Huyen says

    Awesome flavour and texture BUT the batter stuck to my non-stick muffin pan even when it was also sprayed with oil! Disastrous when trying to remove it from pan. Definitely recommend using muffin tray liners.

  64. Julie says

    hi! I’m wondering if I can make a banana bread with this recipe instead of muffins? My muffin tins are either for mini muffins or jumbo sized muffins, and I’m thinking I might enjoy this more if I can choose the size (aka slices of bread!)

  65. Anusha says

    BEST vegan muffins I’ve made! I used a regular egg instead of a flax egg, coconut oil instead of avocado oil, and no muffin liners. Turned out fab!

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Kelly, we’d suggest another nut or seed flour. You can also search the comments to see what other readers have tried. If you press “ctrl+f” on a PC or “command+f” on a mac, a find bar should pop up that allows you to search for specific words in the post and comments. Hope that helps!

  66. Sara says

    Oh waw! These are amazing!! I halved the recipe and used coconut oil and a chia egg and they were SO good! It’s hard to find reliable vegan baking recipes – the number of times I ended up with wasted expensive ingredients! I’m glad I didn’t give up! This will become my go-to chocolate muffin recipe! Thanks a lot for sharing!

  67. Emily says

    This is my second time making these and I made some very slight adjustments:
    -used 1 egg instead of flax egg
    -used almond butter
    -halved the sugar
    -used TJ’s cacao chips
    -baked for 20 mins because my oven runs hot and the first time, they were a little dry at 25 mins.

    These were AMAZING–super dark chocolate-y with a hint of banana and some texture from the oats.

  68. Michelle Ibanez says


    Omg these were amazing! Thank you so much! These are the best brownies I have made so far! Do you know if there’s a cookie version for this one since my husband is obsessed with cookies! Thank you!

  69. Sandesh Ghosal says

    i made this first time and it was super delicious. i am making it for someone but do not have nut butter, can i use regular butter ?

  70. Yana says

    So, these are DELICIOUS. I know because a friend of mine made them exactly to the recipe and I was obsessed. I was lazy and used regular flour (subbed just under a cup per some of the comments) but I baked them the same length of time and they definitely came out a little drier. I’ll try them again and pull them out sooner to see if that helps. But this recipe as written is AAAHHH-mazing.

  71. Lindsay says

    you need to make these right now!!! so amazing i’ve made them three times and they have worked out perfectly each time.

  72. Lulu says

    I made them for workmates, cause we all eat mostly vegan and one started eating glutenfree, so we were all in choc heaven!!!
    I used three bananas instead of two and used half ‘date sugar’ and half coconut sugar and they turned out perfectly fine!
    To the oats problem: I use the fine ones, not the thick porridge ones, maybe that helps ;)
    Love all your recipes, cause I know they’re well tested and always work, plus they’re easy to make and I have less cleaning cause of one bowl recipe haha
    Thank you!

  73. Brittney says

    I just made these for the first time and they were amazing BUT the oats came out really chewy, should they be soaked beforehand?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Brittney, they don’t need to be soaked. For less oat texture, you can blend them up before adding. Hope that helps!

  74. Marie says

    So…confession time. We are in love with these! We double this recipe and make it every other week! My husband (non-vegan) loves them so much he even takes them to the neighbors, also non-vegans, who are in their 80’s and limit themselves to 1 per day so they don’t eat them all in 1 sitting! These are so good!

  75. Margaret Cohen says

    This recipe is my “go to” recipe when I need a chocolate fix. I follow your directions for “oil free” and they turn out a little more cake-like which I love. Thank you!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Caroline, we haven’t tried it, but other readers have. You can see what they did in the comments. We’d suggest slightly less all purpose in place of almond flour and potentially bake for less time as it’s more dense and absorbent. Let us know how it goes!

  76. Georgie says

    these muffins are AMAZING! i thought they would be good, but i did not expect them to leave me saying wow. i could not eat these without exclaiming with every bite how delicious these were! this recipe is going in my top 5 of all recipes i’ve ever made

  77. Maria says

    These are ah-mazing! A huge hit with the kids and hubby and they have no idea that these are actually loaded with healthy ingredients! It’s so easy to pull a few out of the freezer for a snack in their lunch or on our adventures. Thank you!

  78. Dominique says

    These are fabulous!! Moist, rich-tasting, but nutritious as well. I sprinkled the tops with sliced almonds but otherwise stuck to the recipe. Delicious, plus a bonus thumbs-up from my husband who is patently not vegan. Thanks so much for sharing!

  79. Lisa Marie Norton says

    Me and my 3 year old made these this morning and they were so amazing!! He can’t have dariy so I love that many of the recipes you make have a dariy free option!

  80. Christine says

    So quick, so easy, so delicious! One pot needed and a guaranteed success with friends & family. Made them about four times already.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Emma, we think it may impact the texture, but it looks like a couple other readers have done so with success. Let us know if you try it!

    • Sabrina says

      I was wondering i have a kiddo with a almond sensitivity, is it possible to use another type of gluten-free flour?

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

        What about cashew flour (finely ground cashews)? Or you could try a seed meal or GF blend? Others have also had some success with coconut flour. Scan the comments for inspo!

  81. Veena says

    I followed the recipe to the T and these turned out so so so good. I made these multiple times and they turned out great every time. Also yesterday I made these with few substitutions cuz I wanted to change things up a little, I added additional 1/4 cup almond flour and 1/4 cup oats, didn’t add cocoa and added blueberries. They turned out to be the best muffins I ever had in my life.

    Thank you Dana for this recipe and changing my muffin life forever <3

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Veena. We are so glad you enjoyed them! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

      • Amber says

        Good day! Can I use apple sauce instead of banana? Or do you have a banan substitute that may work? I just can’t have banana unfortunately.

        Thanks! Amber : )

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Amber, We’d suggest using either canned pumpkin OR sweet potato puree mixed with applesauce. But you’ll likely need to add more sweetener with both in that instance. Let us know what you try!

    • Claire says

      I tried this swap, too, but I added a bit too many (frozen) blueberries because they came out of the oven quite moist. However, they firmed up nicely once cooled and taste amazing!

    • Lu says

      I’ve been making either the chocolate or these blueberry muffins every week. Seriously the best muffins I’ve ever had!!

  82. Niya says

    This turned out really tasty! It felt decadent, but I’m pretty sure it’s healthier than many of the breakfast bars I buy. A great option to satisfy a sweet tooth without regretting it later.

  83. Alexandra Sevlie says

    I made this and liked it! I am infamous for not following the recipe completely and the ended up a little more crumbly than I think they were supposed to be and not as sweet and moist. I tried to double the recipe my first time making them and used coconut instead of almond. I also didn’t add enough of half the recipes….

    But my students still loved them as a quick breakfast after our lifting session:)

    Next time I make them I will follow the recipe exactly, lol!

  84. Claire says

    Delicious! I made several substitutions that might be helpful for others; they were a yummy weekend breakfast treat for me and my boyfriend :)

    2/3c all purpose flour; 1/4c oat flour; canola oil; only 2T maple syrup; chicken egg

    Instead of extra chocolate on top, I put half a walnut, and it was a tasty combo. A little dry the next day, so I next time I might bake for even less time (<23min).

  85. Erica says

    i just made this and they are delicious. I probably used closer to 3 bananas but kept everything else the same. I used maple agave instead of maple syrup. And my first time using a flax egg! It made 12 generous standard muffins. I baked them in silicone liners inside the muffin pan and they came out of the liners easily, even when they were still a bit warm. So delicious! And i really love the couple of walnut pieces on the top. Very nice touch! Thanks for this terrific recipe!

  86. Karen says

    Wonderfully delicious!! I didn’t have tahini so I used a bit of creamed coconut. I also used a real egg. These were very good and you cannot tell they are not packaged muffins. They weren’t too dense. Mine were spongy. This recipe is a keeper!

  87. Samantha says

    Absolutely delicious muffins! I’ve made them twice and turned out delicious both times. Heading to the kitchen to make them for a friends birthday again!

  88. Hannah says

    Wow! These are good. I didn’t even include chocolate chips and they are perfectly sweet and chocolatey. Lovely dense texture as well.

  89. JS says

    I finally made these and they are so yummy! Our favorite part was the crispy/chewy tops that were like eating the sides and corners of a brownie! I made them into mini-muffins (cooked at about the same amount of time, 20-25 minutes). The only things I will change for next time, is that I will use quick oats instead of rolled oats (we didn’t care for the texture of the rolled oats), I’ll use a finer salt vs. sea salt, and as another commenter suggested, I will use bananas that are less ripe so the banana flavor is more subtle. Thank you for a great recipe! Will definitely make this regularly!

  90. Julie says

    The best muffins ever!! I made them for the first time a few weeks ago and my husband and kids and friends ask for them every week. I follow the recipe exactly and it’s just a chocolatey dream!! Thank you for this delicious recipe!!

  91. Nini says

    Delicious! Was unsure about the tahini, but really you can’t taste it! We subbed brown rice flour for almond flour, grapeseed oil instead of avocado oil, homemade golden syrup instead of syrup, and used a normal egg, and it still turned out great. Next time I’d want to try adding another egg for extra fluffiness, as they’re a tad dense (but perhaps that’s just the fudgy nature of these muffs). Would make again!

  92. Kaleb says

    These are fantastic! I had to greatly modify the recipe based on what I had (I used an egg instead of the flax egg, GF flour instead of almond flour, oats from an oatmeal packet… you get the idea) and while mine were probably not as fudgey, they were still delicious and I’ll definitely make them again (hopefully without so many substitutions!)

  93. Alessandra says

    WOW! I cannot believe these are gluten-free and low in sugar! Seriously going to make a double batch from now on so that I always have some in the freezer. Such a fun, easy, delicious recipe!

  94. Abby says

    These muffins are so delicious! I don’t typically keep tahini on hand (though I should!) so I subbed drippy almond butter. Tasted like a delicious, fudgy dessert! Yum!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Abby. We are so glad you enjoyed them! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  95. Amber B says

    These are delicious!! They live up to the hype 😃So moist and bursting with chocolate flavor. Pretty easy to make too. Didn’t have muffins liners but still turned out great. Definitely making again!
    Thanks Dana for another great recipe! Trying your blueberry scones next!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed them, Amber! Thanks so much for the lovely review! We hope you enjoy the scones too =)

  96. Jordan says

    Wow wow wow. These muffins are stellar! Even my husband who isn’t a chocolate fan devoured them. I subbed coconut oil for avocado oil and used real brown sugar instead of coconut sugar. We were eating them so quickly that I took four and froze them for 2 weeks. I recently pulled them out and ate them and they were just as moist and delicious out of the freezer.

  97. Ava says

    WOW! I must say that in all of my years of being vegan and gf, I have never eaten a muffin that has been THIS GOOD! Usually they are dry and flavorless, but this recipe is pure gold! I subbed peanut butter for tahini, coconut oil for avo oil, extra chocolate chips, and 1/3 cup of raw cacao pwdr for the coco pwdr, and wow this combo is amazing! They were amazing the first day when slightly warm, but the second day is when they are at their peak of amazingness! Moist, healthy, and so dang good!!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! Thanks for sharing, Katrina! Other readers have made it as a loaf with success =) But you will need to increase the bake time.

  98. Bettina says

    These are awesome! I used chunky Peanut Butter, and chunky Almond butter two different batches instead of Tahini. I used some shredded coconut instead of part of the rolled oats (so some rolled oats and some coconut). Also i use only part of the sugar – im not keen on sugar, and some agave nectar instead of maple syrup but still a less amount. so tasty!!

  99. Francheska Cordero says

    Very delicious! I made 12 and they were gone in seconds! My two year old loved them! Will be making them again very soon. Thank you!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! Thanks so much for the lovely review, Francheska. We are so glad you both enjoyed them! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  100. Brooke says

    I don’t want to leave a rating because I know it’s just my personal taste, and the texture was perfect, but the banana flavor was too strong for me. I wasn’t getting much chocolate. If anyone isn’t a huge fan of bananas, I recommend using ones more on the green side to let the chocolate flavor come through.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for your feedback, Brooke! Yes, use a less ripe banana next time, and be sure to add a bit more cocoa powder, and ensure it’s high quality!

  101. Holly says

    So good! No modifications and they came out perfect. You would never know they’re vegan or gluten free. Definitely a rich muffin, very chocolatey, and yummy!!

  102. Charlotte says

    This recipe is SO GOOD. These always come out perfect, and they taste great with peanut butter as the nut butter in the batter as well :)

  103. Sheila says

    These were easy to make and very forgiving with the following subs:

    – 2/3 cup AP flour instead of Almond Flour
    – Regular rolled oats instead of gluten free
    – 2 Tbsp brown sugar instead of 1/4 cup of coconut sugar
    – 2 Tbsp of apple sauce instead of 2 Tbsp maple syrup
    – Baked for 25 minutes — perfect

    With my subs, they came out a tad less sweet than I would’ve liked, so next time I will still scale back the sugar but perhaps add 1 more tbsp than I did. Thank you!

  104. Khanh Villacorta says

    It is fudgy just like the name suggests, I subbed tahini with almond butter, and it was tasty. My 3 years old son love them a lot.

  105. Barbara M says

    I forgot to add that I made gluten free nut free. Used a combo of oat, sorghum and cassava flour.

  106. Barbara M says

    The flavor is great. I’ve never baked with tahini before and I was surprised how good the flavor is. Can’t really taste the tahini which I was concerned about. Overall very good. Mine were a little crumbly, so maybe a little less flour next time. Thanks for another great recipe.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed them! Yes, maybe try a little less flour and/or more banana. Thanks for sharing, Barbara!

  107. Lauren says

    These are the BEST muffins! My tahini was a little on the old side so I swapped in some unsweetened creamy almond butter and it was fantastic. I love the chewy rolled oats in these, will definitely make again! Thanks so much for this recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Whoop! We’re so glad you enjoy them, Lauren! Thanks so much for the lovely review!

  108. Caitlin says

    My favorite muffin recipe! I’ve made these a few times and every time they come out perfect. I recently had to go nut-free, so in my last batch I subbed AP flour but only used about 3/4 cups (next time might use even less) and only baked for 20 minutes. They are definitely better with the almond flour but these were still amazing, too!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Whoop! We’re so glad you enjoyed them, Caitlin! Thanks so much for the lovely review!

  109. Juls says

    I love this recipe and have made it several times. Simple ingredients and so easy to make. Thanks 💕

  110. Lisa says

    These muffins are fudgin’ delicious.
    I made them with my daughter and they are definitely toddler approved too! Wish I could show you her cocoa covered face as she licked the bowl and spoon clean! SO YUMMY. I love that they are a healthier take on a chocolate chip muffin so they are guilt free when she asks for more and more and MORE!!!!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aw, we can imagine it- adorable! We’re so glad you both enjoyed them =) Thanks so much for the lovely review!

  111. Jensen says

    Absolutely love!! Halved the recipe and used 1 regular egg, subbed honey for agave nectar and used natural peanut butter instead of tahini. So easy and a hit!

  112. katie says

    This is the third or fourth time I’ve made these. They are the absolute BEST. You would never think they were healthy. They are so moist and chocolately and delicious. I love them. My 2 year old loves them. My husband loves them. Thank you!

  113. Anu says

    Made these last week after my sister sent me the recipe. She makes them often for her daughter and raves about them all the time. I had to see what the big deal was so I made a batch and my family went wild and asked me to made more. Since I didn’t have oil, I used almond butter. Worked like a charm. So delicious and perfect. I normally hate muffins, but am obsessed with these 🤤

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Whoop! We’re so glad to hear it, Anu! Thanks so much for the lovely review. Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  114. Andrea says

    These are amazing! I subbed almond butter for the oil and they still turned out great 👍 so glad I made a double recipe to freeze half of for later :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Andrea. We are so glad you enjoyed them! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  115. Suzanne Parker says

    These are delicious! Fudgy and chocolaty–a perfect combo! I subbed the flax egg for a chia egg (allergy) and subbed almond butter for the tahini. Worked beautifully!

  116. Lyndsey says

    WOW! My new favorite treat 😍 Made these this morning and couldn’t be happier I found this recipe. I have some modifications that worked for me below:

    Used Bob’s Red Mill egg replacer instead of the flax egg. 2 tbsp of agave nectar instead of maple syrup. 2 tbsp Earth balance butter for the oil. Lastly, used about 3/4 of a cup of Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 GF flour.

    They turned out fantastic! Can’t wait to make again. Thank you!

  117. Sapna Parmar says

    These were incredible! Omg. Absolutely loved them. I did omit the coconut sugar completely, and reduced the maple syrup to 1 tbsp. They came out amazing, perfect texture. Keep up the good work!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed them, Sapna! Thanks so much for the lovely review! xo

  118. Melissa Rhodes says

    These are the best muffins I have ever eaten. These are going to be on my regular roster for muffins. AMAZING!

  119. Jennifer says

    Heyy I’ve made this recipe a couple months ago and absolutely loved it, it was a huge hit for my boyfriend as well. I am now visiting my parents and don’t have almonds in the house and no almond flour, but I have oats. Could I make oat flour and sub for the almond flour?? I’m dying to make something chocolatey for my family!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Jennifer, we haven’t tried them that way, so we’re not sure. But it looks like another reader did so with success. We’d suggest starting with less since it is more absorbent. Let us know how it goes!

  120. Nicole says

    The most AMAZING muffins I have ever had. We make them weekly!!! My son loves them too (19 mo) I used silicone muffin liners and cocoa powder and today’s batch is the best ever (usually do cacao powder) thank you for the recipe! Plus, one bowl = life.

  121. Lauren says

    Great and simple recipe! I used almond butter in place of tahini. Sooo yummy. Perfect for a chocolate craving. Thanks for another great one, MB!