15 Vegan Muffin Recipes for Easy Breakfasts

Vegan Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins on a cooling rack
Photo: Yoly

Perfect as an on-the-go breakfast or sweet treat, muffins are an easy baked good to make over the weekend and enjoy all week long. These vegan muffin recipes, ranging from classic lemon poppyseed to decadent maple pecan, are sure to become family favorites. Try making a batch of plant-based muffins for simple breakfasts and after school snacks. Pop them into the freezer if you can't eat them all within a few days. When you're ready to eat, just take one out and let it thaw at room temperature.

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Quick Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Quick Vegan Blueberry Muffins on a blue background
Tammy Lynn

Perfect for using up fresh blueberries, these vegan muffins are so moist and flavorful that you'd never guess they were plant-based. Recipe creator basketcase91 says, "Try adding lemon juice or a dash of cinnamon to step up the flavor!"

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Maple Pecan Muffins

Maple Pecan Muffins in a tin
Michelle Rushinko

Sweetened with maple syrup and filled with chopped pecans, these vegan muffins make a great autumn treat. They also happen to be gluten-free, with the batter being a trio of coconut flour, flax seed meal, and gluten-free flour.

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Vegan Banana Muffins

Vegan Banana Muffins

The secret ingredient to these tender muffins is canned coconut milk, which adds a hint of tropical flavor while creating a fluffy texture. It's perfectly balanced with the sweet banana and spice notes from cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Vegan Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins

Vegan Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins on a cooling rack

Get a triple hit of citrus flavor with lemon juice, zest, and extract in these vegan-friendly muffins. For an extra lemony flavor, recipe creator Yoly suggests skipping the recipe's mashed banana for an equally delicious muffin.

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Vegan Agave Cornbread Muffins

Vegan Agave Cornbread Muffins on a cooling rack

While cornbread may not be what you traditionally think of when you hear the word "muffin," these bite-size baked goods are excellent for serving with a side of vegan chili or soup. "This was delicious and satisfied even my pickiest little eater," says reviewer jmaikoski. "You'll definitely want to make sure you double this recipe."

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Vegan Blueberry and Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Close up of Vegan Blueberry and Banana Oatmeal Muffins

If making oatmeal every morning is too much hassle, then these vegan muffins are here to help. Packed with rolled oats, fresh fruit, and just a hint of brown sugar, they make for a healthy plant-based breakfast that somehow manages to bridge the space between muffin and oatmeal beautifully.

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Vegan Strawberry Muffins

Vegan Strawberry Muffins on a cooling rack
Tammy Lynn

Fresh strawberries are the star of these hearty muffins. Made with a blend of whole wheat flour and rolled oats, they're sure to keep you fueled up until lunch time.

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Vegan Apple Carrot Muffins

Close up of Vegan Apple Carrot Muffins

Sneak some veggies into breakfast with these carrot-packed treats. The main flavors come from the shredded apple and cinnamon, while the carrot adds a subtle sweetness and orange flecks.

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Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

Vegan Banana Nut Muffins on a cooling rack

It's hard to go wrong with a classic like banana-nut muffins. In this vegan muffin recipe, four whole bananas and an entire cup of walnuts are used to bake up these delicious breakfast bites.

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Vegan Oat Flour Muffins

Vegan Oat Flour Muffins

Studded with pumpkin and sunflower seeds, these soft vegan muffins are spiced up with a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. If you don't have pre-made oat flour on hand, you can make your own by running rolled oats through the food processor until they become a fine powder.

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Vegan Date Sweet Potato Muffins

Vegan Date Sweet Potato Muffins in a tin

A copycat of the famous Toronto muffins from Kensington Market, these sweet treats recreate all the delicious flavor at home. Chopped sweet potato and date pieces create a lovely contrast of textures and flavors.

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Vegan Sugar and Spice Muffins

Vegan Sugar and Spice Muffins on a white plate
Shannan Labrador

Featuring a batter infused with pumpkin spice blend and a topping of cinnamon sugar, these muffins make for a decadent breakfast or irresistible treat. "No one will ever know they are vegan," says recipe creator Shannan Labrador.

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Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins on purple fabric

These fall favorite muffins include a whole can of pumpkin purée and maple syrup as the natural sweetener. Don't skip the streusel topping, it adds a tasty crunch to these treats.

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Vegan Date, Walnut, and Zucchini Muffins

Vegan Date, Walnut, and Zucchini Muffins in cupcake liners

Vegan-friendly and grain-free, these sweet muffins are an excellent choice for anyone cooking for certain food allergies. Packed with walnuts, zucchini, dates, and applesauce, it's nearly an entire meal in one bite.

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Vegan Banana Blueberry Muffins

Vegan Banana Blueberry Muffins on a white plate

Two beloved muffin flavors combine in these tasty vegan breakfasts. Packed with bananas and blueberries, this recipe only makes half a dozen so you won't have to worry about lots of leftovers.

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