Rocky Road Muffins

Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 35 mins
Servings 6

These vegan rocky road muffins are such a breeze to make and are definitely a favourite of our kids when they're craving an afternoon treat. Filled with yummy chocolate chips and gooey mini marshmallows and vegan substitutes such as apple sauce, plant-based milk, and oil, they are moist and fluffy and really hit the spot. Check out the recipe notes for my substitution tips.

What you need
  • Hand mixer
  • Spatula
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Muffin pan
  • Muffin cases
  • Ingredients
  • 200 grams All Purpose Flour
  • 50 grams Cocoa Powder
  • 10 grams Baking Powder
  • 2 grams Salt
  • 100 grams Brown Sugar
  • 150 milliliters Plant Based Milk (see note)
  • 50 milliliters Canola Oil
  • 100 grams Apple Sauce
  • 50 grams Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • 25 grams Vegan Mini Marshmallows
  1. Preheat your oven to 350℉ (180℃) and gather all of your ingredients.

  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

  3. Add the brown sugar and combine, ensuring any lumps are broken down with a spatula.

  4. Add the plant-based milk, oil, and apple sauce and stir to combine. 

  5. Stir in half of the chocolate chips and marshmallows with a spatula.

  6. Fold in the remaining chocolate chips and marshmallows.

  7. Using an ice cream scoop, fill the muffins cases about halfway. Bang your muffin pan on the counter to remove any air bubbles.

  8. Bake at 350℉ (180℃) for 20-25 minutes until muffins are firm to the touch. 

  9. Allow to cool and then enjoy!

  10. Best enjoyed on the day of baking but if you have more willpower than me, cover the remaining muffins and store them at room temperature for 2 days. 

  • This recipe makes 6-7 muffins depending on how generous you are when you fill the muffin cases.
  • My preferred plant-based milk is almond milk but you can substitute it with any plant-based milk such as oat or soy milk if you are nut-free. Just use the same amount. 
  • If you wish to omit the oil, use 50 ml melted butter to add fat to the muffins. 
  • Mashed banana can be used instead of apple sauce. 
Keywords: muffins, vegan, chocolate, veganuary
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