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Vegan Chocochip Orange Muffins (Airfryer Recipe)

Vegan Orange Chocochip Muffins in an airfryer 

Muffins are everybody’s favourite. Call it snack on the go, a healthy breakfast option or simply kid’s delight, muffins are 

  • Versatile
  • Customisable (low fat / GF / vegan etc)
  • Filling 
  • healthy too with fruit puree (if you need to sneak it in)

Today’s Vegan Orange Chocochip Muffins are an inspiration from my little one’s story book where a group of children go on a picnic. Given the pandemic and its aftermath, we are only allowed to go out for picnics in our minds (or on a blog). So, why not bring in the fun, the frolic and festivities of a picnic right into our homes with these muffins that

✅ are Vegan

✅ has everybody’s fav – Chocochip

✅ has a citrus boost with fresh Orange juice

✅ are Eggless

Do you need any more reasons to indulge in these?

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Other Quick breads / muffins on the blog that you can make to carry to a picnic or make for a kids’ party. 

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Wholewheat Almond Chocochip Muffins

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Eggless Mango cardamom cake

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Eggless SUGARFREE Ragi Bundt Cake

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FAQs about this Vegan Orange Chocochip Muffins

Can it be made in an oven ? 

An air fryer cuts the bake time by a bit while there’s no compromise in the taste or texture. Of course, one can always use an oven too (which has conked out at my place presently and hence the airfryer avatar)

Can I make it Gluten Free?

I haven’t tried it, but am sure almond flour / GF flours should work (with adjusting the liquid ratios of course). If you do try, leave a comment below.

Can I use egg replacer ? Or eggs in this recipe?

You can use an egg replacer altho I haven’t seen eggs in this recipe. Also, as it is vegan, eggs aren’t used. 

Can I use butter in place of Olive oil (or any neutral oil) here?

Butter generally makes bakes heavy. I haven’t tried using butter in any cupcakes. 

Can the chocochips be skipped?

You may skip them, but as this was child friendly, we topped them

Can I skip the Orange juice?

Orange and Chocolate are a pair made in heaven, and I wouldnt recommend skipping it in this recipe. Also the fresh orange juice replaces some the liquid here. So skipping the orange juice may mean adjusting the liquid ratio in the entire recipe .

Can I use sweetened orange juice?

I used fresh Orange juice, but you can use sweetened orange juice, In that case you may need to adjust the sugar added.

What is the baking time in a pre-heated oven?

Almost the same time ~17 mins or till a skewer comes clean. 

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Let’s get to baking these Vegan Orange Chocochip Muffins

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Prep time – 15 mins, Bake time – 17 mins, Makes – 8 Muffins

What you need to make the Vegan Orange Chocochip Muffins

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Wholewheat flour
  • 3 tbsp Dark Cocoa powder
  • 3 TBSP Cooking Chocolate Powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 TBSP Cornflour

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Neutral oil
  • 1 tsp Orange rind 
  • 3/4 cup Fresh Orange Juice 
  • 1/4 cup Choco Chips
  • 4 TBSP Hot water
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Notes

  • Baking Time may vary from oven to oven. 
  • Use may use 100% wholewheat flour (atta) or 100 % All purpose flour in the muffins
  • Granulated sugar may be replaced with Brown Sugar / Palm sugar/ Organic Jaggery powder (or as desired)
  • Keep an eye on the muffins after 14 mins. 
  • Increasing or decreasing the temperature or liquid content may lead to difference in bake quality 
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How to make Vegan Orange Chocochip Muffins?

  1. Sieve the dry ingredients twice over in a large bowl.
  2. In a mixer / blender jar, add all wet ingredients except hot water and chocochips and blend well.
  3. In a bowl, add the wet mixture and fold in the dry mixture in batches till there are no dry streaks left. 
  4. Preheat airfryer / oven to 160C for 5 mins.
  5. Line the muffin pans with cupcake liners.
  6. Fold in the chocochips and hot water to a desired consistency (this is almost brownie kind of texture). 
  7. Reserve a few Choco chips for topping
  8. Scoop the muffin batter into the moulds.
  9. Top with reserved Choco chips. 
  10. Bake for 15-17 mins or until a skewer comes clean.
  11. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or Freeze for further use. 
  12. This keeps upto a week under refrigeration (not freezer). Warm as many cupcakes you need at a time. 
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Vegan Chocochip Orange Muffins (Airfryer Recipe)

Vegan, chocolate and Orange Cupcakes. Perfect as a snack or breakfast
Course Bakes, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, International
Keyword Chocochips, Eggless Baking, Kids Food, Muffins, Party Ideas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 8 muffins
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • Airfryer
  • Bowl
  • Whisk

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Wholewheat flour
  • 3 tbsp Dark Cocoa powder
  • 3 TBSP Cooking Chocolate Powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 TBSP Cornflour

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Neutral Oil
  • 1 tsp Orange rind
  • 3/4 cup Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup Semi sweet choco chips
  • 4 TBSP Hot water
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

Method for dry ingredients

  • Sieve the dry ingredients twice over in a large bowl.
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Method for wet ingredients and folding in

  • In a mixer / blender jar, add all wet ingredients except hot water and chocochips and blend well.
    Vegan Orange Chocochip MuffinsPin
  • In a bowl, add the wet mixture and fold in the dry mixture in batches till there are no dry streaks left.

Baking in an airfryer

  • Preheat airfryer / oven to 160C for 5 mins.
    Vegan Orange Chocochip MuffinsPin
  • Line the muffin pans with cupcake liners.
  • Fold in the chocochips and hot water to a desired consistency (this is almost brownie kind of texture).
  • Reserve a few Choco chips for topping
  • Scoop the muffin batter into the moulds.
  • Top with reserved Choco chips.
  • Bake for 15-17 mins or until a skewer comes clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or Freeze for further use.
  • This keeps upto a week under refrigeration (not freezer). Warm as many cupcakes you need at a time.

Notes

a. Baking Time may vary from oven to oven. 
b. Use may use 100% wholewheat flour (atta) or 100 % All purpose flour in the muffins
c. Granulated sugar may be replaced with Brown Sugar / Palm sugar/ Organic Jaggery powder (or as desired)
d. Keep an eye on the muffins after 14 mins. 
e. Increasing or decreasing the temperature or liquid content may lead to difference in bake quality 

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21 Comments

  1. Poonam bachhav

    5 stars
    Choco Orange Cupcakes look absolutely moist and spongy. With fresh orange juice and orange rind going in, i can imagine the refreshing citrus flavors in these cupcakes.

  2. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Chocolate and Orange definitely pair so well, in fact whenever I bake anything from breads to cookies with chocolate I cannot resist the temptation to add orange, if not the juice but at least the zest. Vegan choco chip orange muffins look so tempting. I haven’t baked in a while and your muffins are beckoning me to do so. Kalyani where did you get vegan chocolate chips from in Mumbai?

  3. 5 stars
    Wow my favorite combo of oranges and chocolate! I love the idea of making these cupcakes in the air fryer. Definitely a must try.

  4. Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    Vegan chocochip orange muffins look incredible. Orange and chocolate is a match made in heaven . Making them in an air fryer sounds fantastic idea. Lovely muffins perfect for picnics .

  5. 5 stars
    I love the combo of orange and chocolate. Muffins looks so soft and super yummy. Kids will definitely love it because of choco chips. Its also a perfect treat for kids party.

  6. That’s a beautiful combo of orange and chocolate. This looks absolutely delicious, will try it sometime!

  7. Jayashree T.Rao

    5 stars
    Chocolate and orange makes a beautiful combination, I have tasted it earlier. Glad to have a vegan version of this muffin.

  8. 5 stars
    I love the combination of orange and chocolate and this vegan chocochip orange muffins looks so moist, soft and fluffy. Perfect treat for kids or to serve in parties.

  9. The Girl Next Door

    5 stars
    Oooh, I can’t wait to get my hands on these beauties! ❤️

    Orange and chocolate is one of my most favourite combinations – it’s a match made in heaven. Love that you have made these vegan. The chocolate chips must have made them all the more irresistible.

  10. 5 stars
    Vegan muffins are so tempting and a nice way to bake them in the air fryer. Oranges and chocolate combo is a match made in heaven.

  11. 5 stars
    Wow. that is an amazing combo of orange and chocolate and muffins looks so moist and soft. I have the same air fryer and I am going to try for my kids soon

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