Muffins with Dark chocolate chunks, almonds, and Maldon salt

Super easy and fast to prepare muffins, filled with dark chocolate, almond pieces and sprinkled with Maldon salt.

If I close my eyes and imagine what would be my perfect combination of flavors, these muffins with dark chocolate, chopped almond, and flakey salt are on the list. Each bite of these muffins is perfect, between the crunch of the almonds, the lightly sweetened chocolate, and the perfect touch of salt, yum. They really are the best.

 Vegan muffins with dark chocoalte, almonds and a pinch of salt

These muffins with dark chocolate are 100% vegan and super quick to make. It is the type of baked good that I like to have in my kitchen over the countertop. I love that my kids can go into the kitchen and have a homemade treat.

ingredients to make vegan muffins

Ingredients for these vegan muffins

  • Flour. I use whole wheat flour, I like to use it because it always adds a little more nutritional value than white flour.
  • Sugar. You know I only add half a cup of sugar to the whole recipe. Half a cup equals 8-9 tablespoons and this recipe makes 12 muffins. So each muffin has less than 1 tablespoon of sugar, a good thing if we compare the grams of sugar there is in storebought muffins and cupcakes.
  • Almonds. These muffins are NOT made with almond flour, they have the chopped almonds so each bite is crunchy and delicious.
  • Dark chocolate. I use dark chocolate because, in addition to being vegan, it has the least amount of sugar. You can use chocolate chips or chunks as I did. Experiment with different types of chocolate and even flavored dark chocolate. I love dark chocolate with orange or berries.
  • Salt flakes. I use Maldon salt, but you can use whatever you like best. These muffins have only a pinch of flakey salt at the top, but believe me, it revolutionizes the flavor.
  • These almond muffins also have almond milk, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, oil, baking powder, and baking soda.
A bowl with ingredients to make vegan muffins with dark chocolate

What is flakey salt -Maldon salt?

There are many types of salt on the market, the most common are: table salt, sea salt, Kosher salt, Himalayan salt, fleur de sel, Celtic salt and Maldon salt (salt flakes ).

Maldon salt is a salt that is used to finish dishes. This salt is sea salt but processed in an artisanal way so that it has a flaky texture.

If you don’t have Maldon salt or salt flakes put a little sea salt on top or any other finishing salt you have on hand.

How to make these muffins with dark chocolate, almonds and a touch of salt?

  1. You put the almond milk or another vegetable milk in a glass with the apple cider vinegar and set aside.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients, add the milk and you’re done. You pour the batter in the prepared muffin tin and finish them with a pinch of salt. You put them in the oven and that’s it.
Adding a pinch of salt to muffins
What is the # 1 TIP these muffins EXTRA delicious? ✨


If you start with good ingredients, you'll end with something good. 

These almond muffins have so few ingredients that it is better if they are very good.

For example, use chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa and that does not have extra fats or oils.

Other recipes that you may like:

Muffins with dark chocolate and almonds

So here is the recipe, for these muffins with dark chocolate, chopped almond, and flakey salt and I hope you like them as much as we do. Take a picture of them when you prepare them and share it on Instagram, or FB. You could also save them on Pinterest and make them later.

It would also be fantastic and super helpful if you leave a comment and/or rating of this recipe in the comment section. Please feel free to write suggestions, ideas, or how it went when you made the recipe.

Dark chocolate, almonds and Maldon salt muffins

Alejandra Graf
Super easy and fast to prepare muffins, filled with dark chocolate, almond pieces and sprinkled with Maldon salt.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 35 minutes
Course Baked goods
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 251 kcal


  • Muffin tin


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or neutral tasting oil
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon salt or other Maldon salt flakes


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Measure a cup of milk and add a tablespoon of vinegar. Set aside until ready to use.
  • In a large bowl place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Mix all the powder and add oil, vanilla and milk with vinegar.
  • Add almonds and chocolate and mix gently.
  • Prepare a baking muffin tray with paper liners and divide the mixture between them. Sprinkle each muffin with a mini pinch of Maldon salt.
  • Put in the oven for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick enter and exit clean. Let cool before trying.


Calories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 364mgPotassium: 247mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gCalcium: 88mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chocoalte zucchini muffins, plant based muffins, vegan muffins


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