These Chocolate Chip Tahini Vegan Muffins come together in just 20 minutes, in ONE bowl using only 9 wholesome ingredients! They’re moist and fluffy in texture and have notes of roasted tahini infused into them. They make for a perfect on the go breakfast or snack! (vegan, & free of: refined sugar, dairy, nuts, oil, gluten)

We all need a lil’ bit (or a lot) of muffins in our life right? Right. Well, do I have a muffin recipe for you! These are the BEST DANG TAHINI MUFFINS EVER because they not only are fluffy, moist and soft just how muffins should be- but they’re studded with delicious morsels of semi sweet rich chocolate! Tahini is like the adult, more sophisticated version of peanut butter. Peanut butter chocolate? Yes. TAHINI chocolate? HECK YES. These two flavours pair so fabulously together, I’m guilty of dipping my chocolate bars into a jar of drippy tahini… anyone else?

This easy recipe consists of only 9 ingredients that go into one bowl.

Mix. Mix. Fold. Mix. Then scoop them into some muffin tins.

Into the oven it goes for around 12 minutes and they’re done!

Here’s why I LOVE these Tahini Chocolate Chip Muffins so much (and why I think you should make them too 😉):

  • they’re vegan, dairy, gluten & nut free
  • made in one bowl (hey, less clean up)
  • made within 20 minutes
  • only 9 plant based simple ingredients
  • healthier than any muffin bought at the shops
  • fluffy, soft and moist
  • studded with rich semi sweet chocolate chips
  • make-ahead & freezer friendly
  • & perfect to take on the go for breakfast or as a snack

Are you convinced on making these muffins? Lets go!

Tips and Tricks to making this Tahini Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

  • Use overripe bananas! They have natural sweetness & give the muffins more moisture. The more spotty the tastier. Adjust the amount of maple syrup based on ripeness.
  • Use runny tahini as this gives the muffin more moisture along with the bananas.
  • Make these for meal prep & freeze them for maximal freshness! Just thaw them out the night before or when you wake up so that they’re defrosted by the time its breakfast/snack time.
  • If you have any food allergies, sub the tahini for sunflower butter or any nut/seed butter of your choice! They can be *insert name of nut/seed butter here chocolate chip muffins* and still be delicious 🙂
  • Toast these muffins if you have time! The chocolate chips get melty and spread around the muffin- SO GOOD.
  • Need more muffin recipes? I GOT YOU check out my protein banana muffins and pumpkin spiced muffins!


If you recreate these Tahini Chocolate Chips Muffins please share it and let me know what you think by tagging me on Instagram @Okonomikitchen, I love seeing all of your tasty recreations!

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Units Scale
  • 2 large bananas, mashed (about 1 cup // 280g)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (80g)
  • 1/4 cup tahini (64g)
  • 1/4 cup non dairy milk (60g)
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla, optional (10g)
  • 1 3/4 cup oat flour (205g)
  • 2 tsp baking powder (10g)
  • 1 tsp baking soda (5g)
  • 1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips (50g)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl and stir in the tahini, maple syrup, non dairy milk, apple cider vinegar and vanilla.
  3. Next, add in your oat flour, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips. Mix gently, in folding motions. 
  4. Divide into 8 muffin tins.
  5. Place them into the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Drop the temperature to 400F and bake to 12-14 minutes (keeping on eye on the last 2 minutes). Check my inserting a toothpick, it should come out clean!
  • Prep Time: 8
  • Cook Time: 12

About Lisa

I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.

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  1. Hi there! How would I go about incorporating vegan protein powder to the recipe to up the protein content? Thank you!

    1. Hi – is it salt or baking soda? It says salt in the instructions but baking soda in the listing of ingredients! Thanks

  2. These are my favourite muffins! My official go-to healthy muffin recipe. Moist, fluffy, healthy – what more can you ask for in a muffin?!

    1. Hi Ann! You can try using tapioca flour but it might be just a tad more dense because potato starch helps fluff it up.

  3. Made these a week ago and they were really delicious! In my opinion the banana is a bit too prevalent, but as someone who likes banana it’s super tasty!
    They’re really fluffy, just like I remember muffins from my childhood 😀 I tried to come up with healthier muffin recipies but they were always very dense, so I’m thankful for this recipe!
    Will try with blueberries instead of chocolate this weekend 🙂