Vegan Chocolate Muffins with Nougat Filling

Vegan Chocolate Muffin with Creamy Filling

What’s better than a delicious vegan chocolate muffin? A delicious vegan chocolate muffin with a creamy filling! These muffins are easy to make and the filling adds something special to your muffins. My favourite filling is nougat but you can use whatever your heart desires.

Vegan Chocolate Muffins with Nougat Filling
Vegan Chocolate Muffins with Nougat Filling

Key ingredients

The ingredients for the muffins themselves are very simple, you might already have them in the kitchen anyway. The special ingredients are only used for the filling, we’ll come to that later though.

Flour: I use plain flour and add baking powder later because I’m from Austria and we don’t do self-raising flour. But if you like to use self-raising flour you can easily use that instead of the flour and the baking powder. You can swap a little bit of flour for ground nuts if you prefer. 

Baking powder is essential to make the muffins fluffy.

Cocoa powder: The easiest way to give vegan chocolate muffins their chocolate taste is with cocoa powder. It’s easier to use than melted chocolate and gives just as good of a flavour.

Sugar: Chocolate Muffins are supposed to be sweet, so of course we need to add sugar. You can use either white or brown sugar whatever you prefer.

Vanilla sugar: Adds a nice vanilla flavour, instead of vanilla flavour you can also add vanilla extract.

Vegetable oil: The oil is needed to make the muffins fluffy and smooth. You can use any oil with a neutral flavour or melted coconut oil if you want a bit of a coconut flavour.

Plant-based milk: You can use any plant-based milk you have at home. Depending on the kind of milk it might add a bit to the flavour, like coconut or almond milk have a stronger flavour and you might be able to taste it in the finished muffins.

Best filling

Filling vegan chocolate muffins with nougat gives them a soft, delicious core. If you’re using nougat as well, make sure to get vegan nougat. A well-stocked supermarket should have it in store. If you can’t find vegan nougat or simply don’t like it, you can fill the chocolate muffins with something else. I recommend marzipan or jam, or you can add a combination of the. Filling options.

Depending on how much filling you use, the dough could last for more than 12 muffins. You can make more muffins if you have enough muffin forms or eat the leftover dough.

How to keep the filling from sinking to the bottom

If you just add the filling on top of your muffin dough it will sink to the bottom. The way to prevent that is with a wafer in between. You won’t even notice the wafers after baking. The wafer kind of melts into the dough but keeps the filling from sinking to the bottom.

Making vegan chocolate muffins with filling
Add wafers so the filling doesn’t sink to the bottom

How to make vegan chocolate muffins

Making the muffins is super easy and you can do it in a few simple steps. To make the dough you just have to add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and afterwards add. the wet ingredients. Blend the mixture together with a spoon and you’re already done.

process of making filled muffins
Add the nougat on top of the wafers

The filling process is easier than it sounds as well. Put a bit of muffin dough in each muffin form, afterwards add a wafer to each form and place a chunk of nougat on top. Top it up with some more dough and the vegan chocolate muffins with filling are ready to go into the oven.

Why I love silicone muffin forms

Silicon muffin forms
Silicone muffin forms

There are several reasons why I prefer silicone muffin forms to metal or paper forms.

They are non-sticky and flexible, so vegan chocolate muffins come out very easily. And if they. don’t. come out on the first try, you can just bend the forms until the muffin falls out. You don’t even need to add a thin single-use paper form. And whenever possible I try not to use single-use products to live a more sustainable life.

The silicone muffin forms are very durable, you can use them over and over again and they’ll stay in the same shape with the same functionality.

You don’t need much space to store them, just stack them up and put them in your cupboard.

If you have two sets of silicone muffin forms you can easily make a few muffins more in case you have some leftover dough.

Silicone is safe to use at both high temperatures and even freezing temperatures. Just make sure you get good-quality silicone.

Seasonal decoration

I like the muffin plane with just a little decoration to make them look more special. An easy way to do that is by adding some powdered sugar on top. You can cut out any shape of a piece of paper, for example, a heart or star is very easy. Then old the paper over your muffin and sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

decorating muffins
You can decorate with stars or hearts

Vegan Chocolate Muffins with Nougat Filling

Vegan Chocolate Muffins with Nougat Filling

These vegan chocolate muffins would be delicious on their own but with their creamy filling, they're next level.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert


  • 12 muffin forms


  • 225 g flour
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 200 g sugar
  • 3 tsp backing powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 80 g oil neutral flavour
  • 225 g plant-based milk
  • 12 pieces wafers
  • 60 g nougat


  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Add the plant-based milk and oil and mix it together quickly, no need to mix for long.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and line up your muffin forms.
  • Cut the nougat into 12 equal-sized pieces.
  • Add one big tablespoon of dough to each muffin form. Place a wafer in each form on top of the dough and put a piece of nougat on top. Fill up the muffin forms with the rest of the dough.
  • Bake the muffins for about 25 minutes.
  • Optionally you can decorate the muffins once they're cooled down.


  • Instead of nougat, you can also use marzipan, jam or chocolate.
  • For Christmas, you can swap one tablespoon of cacao powder for gingerbread spice and you’ll get delicious, festive muffins. 
  • Decorate them according to the season with sugar or frosting.
  • You can substitute some of the flour for some ground nuts if you prefer a nutty taste.
Keyword Chocolate, Muffin


Can I freeze vegan muffins?

You can freeze the vegan chocolate muffins in an airtight container for multiple weeks. Just thaw them at room temperature once you want to enjoy them.

How to store vegan muffins?

The vegan chocolate muffins are best stored in an airtight container. Just make sure they are completely cooled down before you close the lid.

What is a vegan muffin made of?

The basic ingredients of a vegan muffin are flour, baking powder, sugar, oil and plant-based milk. For more flavour, you should also add vanilla and if you want vegan chocolate muffins just add cacao powder.


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