There are two types of people in the world. Those who like chocolate, and those who are crazy. If you’re part of the former, the thought of there being a guide on eating chocolate sounds ludicrous – you just eat it. 

How to Eat Chocolate is the title of a cookbook by Sarah Ford. Inside it she shares recipes that utilise chocolate by melting it, baking it and eating it. From frostings, to decorations, savoury dishes (a chicken mole) to bakes, this cookbook is a chocoholics guide not How to Eat Chocolate, but rather how to eat chocolate at every meal.

Vegan Chocolate Muffins from How to Eat Chocolate

Dietary Notes


All recipes contain chocolate, but there are many recipes like these vegan chocolate muffins are vegan. The majority are vegetarian, containing milk. There are plenty of recipes that are gluten free, nut free and vegan.


Best For


Chocolate lovers who want new ways to enjoy their favourite bean.

Level of Cooking



Most recipes are easy, but some of the decor and recipes, like making chocolate from scratch, are harder to master.

I’m sharing the recipe for vegan chocolate muffins, because a good muffin is always a treat. These are not too sweet and completely vegan. I opted to add in a little bit of halva for a pop of something extra – you can, as the original recipe didn’t contain any.

How to Eat Chocolate by Sarah Ford

Vegan Chocolate Muffins

Not too sweet, moist, vegan chocolate muffins from How to Eat Chocolate.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Dietary: Dairy Free, Vegan
Make This for: Anytime, Breakfast
Servings: 8 large muffins


  • Muffin Tin
  • muffin liners


  • 200 grams all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons  baking powder
  • 25 grams  cocoa powder
  • pinch salt
  • 100 grams sugar
  • tablespoons light olive oil
  • 200 ml water
  • 25 grams vegan chocolate roughly chopped
  • 50 grams halva crumbled, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 180C and line a muffin tin with paper liners
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa in a mixing bowl, add the sugar and gently mix to combine. Add the oil and water, mix until just combined, then gently fold in the chocolate (and halva if you’re adding), taking care not to overmix.
  • Dive the batter between 8 cases and bake for 20 minutes or until dark golden brown and bouncy to the touch (a toothpick inserted in the centre should come out clean). Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

How to Eat Chocolate is published by Skittledogs  and distributed in South Africa by Jonathan Ball Publishers. It is available here

Vegan Chocolate Muffins from How to Eat Chocolate
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