The tastiest strawberry muffin recipe also happens to be vegan

Strawberry muffins
Use the tastiest strawberries you can find to bake into the tops.
(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)

Strawberry runs through these super-soft muffins with swirls of jam in the batter and fresh-cut fruit on top. Coconut oil and macadamia milk bring richness to the two-bowl batter, which comes together quickly and bakes into muffins that taste delicious whether or not you’re vegan.

GGET Vegan Strawberry Muffins

1 hour plus cooling. Makes 1 dozen.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ⅓ cups macadamia or almond milk
  • ¾ cup melted refined coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup thick strawberry jam
  • 7 large strawberries, hulled and cut into ½-inch pieces (1 cup)


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 12-cup standard muffin tin with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk the macadamia milk, coconut oil, both sugars, the vinegar and vanilla in a medium bowl until the sugars dissolve. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir gently with the whisk until no dry bits remain and the batter is almost smooth.
  3. Add the strawberry jam to the batter and fold gently until evenly swirled. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups and press the strawberries evenly into the tops.
  4. Bake, rotating the pan once, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  5. Cool the muffins in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then unmold and cool completely on the rack.

Make ahead: Leftover muffins can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day.