Vegan Spiced Muffins Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

Back in June I done my first ever cooking class at the Brighton & Hove Community Kitchen with the lovely chef, Charlotte Fuller.

The cooking class I done was three hours long and was called a Vegan Tea Party in which I learnt how to bake: vegan berry cupcakes, vegan spiced muffins, vegan brownie and vegan marshmallow cookies. We learnt about egg replacements which was super interesting.

As you know, I wanted to start sharing more vegan bakes here on my blog so as you can imagine, I had the best time at the cooking class. I learnt so many handy tips & tricks which I’m already incorporating into my bakes.

I can’t actually take credit for today’s recipe though, this is Charlottes recipe! These spiced muffins are so damn delicious, I couldn’t not share them with you guys today.

Category: Sweet Treat

Serves: 8-10

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 Minutes

Overall Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients You Need For Muffins:

  • 175g Of Self-Raising Flour
  • 65g Of Ground Almonds
  • 80g Of Caster Sugar
  • 65g Of Light Brown Sugar
  • 60g Of Vegetable Oil
  • 120g Of Apple Sauce
  • 1 Cup Of Courgette, Grated & Squeezed
  • 0.75tsp Of Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 0.75tsp Of Baking Powder
  • 1tsp Of Nutmeg
  • 1tsp Of Vanilla Extract
  • 0.75tsp Of White Wine Vinegar
  • 80g Of Water (Use The Courgette Juice & Make Up The Rest)

Ingredients You Need For Lime Glaze:

  • Zest Of Two Limes
  • Juice Of Two Limes
  • Royal Icing

How To Make The Muffins:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, place your muffin cases into a muffin tin and preheat the oven to 190C / 170C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
  • Secondly, in a medium sized bowl combine the 60g of oil, 120g of apple sauce, 1 cup of grated courgette, 1tsp of vanilla extract, 0.75tsp of white wine vinegar and 80g of water and mix using a whisk.
  • Now, I’m a large bowl, combine the 175g of self-raising flour, 65g of ground almonds, 80g of caster sugar, 65g of light brown sugar, 0.75tsp of bicarbonate of soda, 0.75tsp of baking powder and 1tsp of nutmeg and mix using a whisk.
  • Next, tip the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine using a metal spoon (TIP: try not to over mix as the muffins will become dense).
  • Once combined, divide the mixture between each of the muffin cases.
  • Place the muffins into the oven for around 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer that’s inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean.

How To Make Lime Glaze:

  • In a bowl, combine both the juice of two limes and royal icing and mix together until a thick paste is formed (TIP: continue to add royal icing until it becomes thick. If it’s too thick, add a dash of water to loosen).
  • Once the glaze is formed, with a teaspoon, pour onto each of the muffins making sure you give a generous amount.
  • Finally, top your muffins off with a sprinkle of grated lime.

That’s your Vegan Spiced Muffins prepared, baked, glazed and ready for you to enjoy!

These muffins are SO different to any that I’ve made before but I’ve got to admit, they are the yummiest I’ve made.

I do have 3 more of Charlottes recipes which I’ll be sharing with you soon! I’ll for sure be baking more vegan treats throughout the next few months. I now know how to replace certain ingredients for vegan options which is amazing as I know some of you who read my blog are vegan.

If your looking for cooking classes, defiantly check out the Brighton & Hove Community Foods as they have some amazing ones coming up. Check out their website: – they are also super disabled friendly, so if any of my wheelchair buds fancy cooking classes, they are well equipped!

Give the community kitchen a follow on Instagram: @btnkitchen and give Charlotte a follow on Instagram: @charlottesbrighton – they are always sharing on their pages.

Let me know if you end up making these yourself and if you do, what you thought of them!

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo



  1. July 19, 2021 / 9:55 am

    Oh gosh these sound super delicious and every better they are vegan! I’d love to make these for my sister in law as she’s vegan and I know she would love them.

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 1:36 pm

      Honestly, these are absolutely delicious! You wouldn’t believe they’re mostly courgette. I think your sister-in-law will love these. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. July 19, 2021 / 10:48 am

    The Vegan tea party cooking class sounds like so much fun! I’d love to do a cooking class one day. These muffins look amazing!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 1:37 pm

      Oh my word it was absolutely amazing! The chef Charlotte is so lovely and I learnt so much from her. It’s well worth doing a cooking class, they are so much fun. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 1:38 pm

      It was absolutely amazing, I throughly enjoyed it! These are delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. July 19, 2021 / 2:18 pm

    Oh wow!!!!!!! These spiced muffin looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’m interested to try this recipe.

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 1:40 pm

      They are absolutely delicious! I think you’ll love these. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. July 19, 2021 / 2:39 pm

    These sound so good! What a fun class to take. I always love learning something new about baking. That lime icing looks divine!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 1:43 pm

      I learnt so much from the class, it was really good! The lime glaze with the spiced muffins is a dream combo. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. July 19, 2021 / 2:56 pm

    These sound amazing! i never tried courgette muffins but anything that has lime in it is a huge YES for me! Thank you for sharing x

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 1:45 pm

      They are honestly delicious! I hadn’t ever tried courgette in a muffin before these but they are amazing. Ooo the lime glaze is yummy, works really well together. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 1:48 pm

      I’m really excited to share more vegan recipes! These are super yummy. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. July 19, 2021 / 4:05 pm

    Oooh such a fab recipe! Can’t beat a good muffin!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 1:50 pm

      Muffins are the best, aren’t they? Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  7. July 19, 2021 / 4:18 pm

    These sound & look utterly delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe. X

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 1:51 pm

      They really are yummy! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  8. July 19, 2021 / 4:37 pm

    Vegan Spicer muffins sound incredible! You so rarely see vegan muffins and I love trying them x

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 1:54 pm

      Spiced muffins are unbelievably good! I was so thankful to learn this recipe from the chef Charlotte. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  9. July 19, 2021 / 4:48 pm

    This muffins sound delicious thank you for the recipe definetely will need to try them all!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 1:56 pm

      They are incredible! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  10. July 19, 2021 / 6:14 pm

    Great recipe! These look so delicious and I love that they’re vegan friendly – it’s so important to have alternatives! Thanks for sharing x

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 1:57 pm

      I’m really trying to up my game when it comes to my blog and catering for everyone. I needed to add more vegan options to my blog and I’ve got more to come. I think you’ll love these! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  11. July 19, 2021 / 9:51 pm

    I love that these are vegan; I have a vegan cupcake book and most of the recipes are so moist and good. With their lime glaze, these look delicious. Cooking classes are so handy; they help free a person in the kitchen.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 2:00 pm

      Ooo that book sounds amazing, what’s it called? The lime glaze just tops the muffins off perfectly! The class really helped me and my confidence that’s for sure. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

      • July 29, 2021 / 8:51 pm

        I believe it is called Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World! :)

  12. July 19, 2021 / 10:53 pm

    I am always interesting in vegan sweet treat recipes and the play with the ingredients. These muffins looks delicious 😋. The lemon 🍋and lime zest will elevate the flavor 100.

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 2:01 pm

      That’s the amazing thing about bakes, you can make them your own! The lime zest is delicious and definitely elevates this muffin. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  13. lynnmumbingmejia
    July 20, 2021 / 4:32 am

    OMG! This sounds delicious! I love spiced muffins and cakes. It reminds me of Fall! Thats awesome you took a cooking class! I want to as well :) Thanks for sharing x

    Lynn |

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 2:04 pm

      Ooo me too, I love any bakes that’s got spices in it. I reminds me of autumn/winter also. Cooking classes are amazing, I was nervous at first but it really grew my confidence. Defo recommend giving a go! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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