Vegan Orange Spice Muffins

Vegan Orange Spice Muffins with orange spice glaze

These Vegan Orange Spice Muffins are melt in your mouth amazing! Studded with orange flavor in every bite, topped with an easy orange glaze and easy to make, these will be your go-to breakfast for the week!

It’s no secret that I love any type of breakfast pastry. From double chocolate muffins, to pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, to lemon blueberry bread or even my chocolate chip banana bread….it’s clear to see that I have a problem.

Vegan Orange Spice Muffins in muffin tin

I just love the concept of eating a delightfully warm pastry with a steaming hot mug of creamy coffee in my hand. There’s something so cozy about it. 

So, as I mentioned in my Southwestern Chicken Meal Prep Bowls post, I recently conducted a poll on my Instagram account asking what recipes you wanted to see in the New Year. Surprisingly, I had so many folks say they wanted more VEGAN recipes! Actually, in retrospect, I’m not that surprised. Especially considering that about 90 percent of my recipes contain butter and cheese. Oops.

Vegan Orange Spice Muffins pre-glaze

So, I was equally excited and scared to get into the kitchen to try these out! Especially since my husband and I spent the entire month of December binge watching The Great British Baking Show. I feel like I had so much to live up to! Like, someone was going to judge and critique me so harshly until I cried. Ha! I’m a sensitive soul, okay?

These Vegan Orange Spice Muffins are:

  • 100% vegan
  • healthy-ish
  • full of orange flavor + cozy spices like clove, allspice, cinnamon + ginger
  • topped with the very best spicy orange glaze
  • perfect warm right out of the oven!

You aren’t going to believe how EASY these Orange Spice Muffins are! Just mix everything together, pour into a greased muffin tin and let the magic happen. My kind of easy breakfast! Did I mention you can totally eat the batter if you want?! LOL! Since these are completely vegan, there are no eggs in the batter! Cheers to not getting salmonella! But in all seriousness, am I the only one who has to have at least a spoonful of batter/dough every-time I bake something? Please tell me no.

Vegan Orange Spice Muffins batter in bowl

I love how soft these muffins turned out! Each bite has a delicious orange, spicy flavor to it. I couldn’t believe they weren’t vegan because they taste literally like I used an egg in them. They hold up SO well. And I didn’t even use a muffin liner to keep them in!

close up of Vegan Orange Spice Muffin on cooling rack

These Vegan Orange Spice Muffins have an amazing texture. The olive oil used gives these a slight savoriness to them which I absolutely adore! It helps balance out the sweet citrus. I also love the warm and cozy flavors melded throughout the inside like clove, allspice, ginger and cinnamon. Spices so cozy you wanna just curl up under a blanket forever. 

However, I think the real MVP of this muffin is the orange spice glaze on top! It makes the muffins absolutely perfect! Not only do they make the muffins shiny and glossy and beautiful, they add just the perfect hint of extra sweetness/orange flavor. 

orange spice glaze pour on Vegan Orange Spice Muffins

Vegan Orange Spice Muffin Meal Prep Tips:

  • You can absolutely make a big batch of these muffins at the beginning of the week and have one for each day! Here are some tips to get the most out of them!
  • Store the orange spice glaze separately. You don’t want you muffins to get extra moist and sticky on the outside if you’re letting them sit for a few days! I would recommend glazing them after you warm them up each time!  
  • Since these have no dairy, they don’t need to be refrigerated! Store them in a sealed glass container at room temperature.
  • These will keep 3-4 days.

I loved these Vegan Orange Spice muffins so I hope you do too! Let me know below in the comments if you’d like to see more vegan/vegetarian recipes here on Our Balanced Bowl!

orange spice glaze Vegan Orange Spice Muffins

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5 from 1 vote

Vegan Orange Spice Muffins

These Vegan Orange Spice Muffins are melt in your mouth amazing! Studded with orange flavor in every bite, topped with an easy orange glaze and easy to make, these will be your go-to breakfast for the week!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword orange muffins, vegan muffins, vegan orange spice muffins
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Haylie


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Orange Spice Glaze

  • 3-4 tbsp powdered sugar (more if you need to thicken glaze)
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp allspice


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together your all purpose flour, oats, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices until all combined. Set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl, add your olive oil and brown sugar. Mix together until combined. To this mixture, add your unsweetened almond milk, orange juice, vanilla extract and apple sauce. Mix together until combined. 

  3. Slowly add in your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and mix just until combined, making sure not to overmix. 

  4. To a greased muffin tin, fill the tins 2/3 of the way full with the muffin batter. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until toothpick comes clean. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove and let cool on a rack. Pour the glaze over them when you're ready to eat. Enjoy! 

Orange Spice Glaze

  1. While your muffins are cooking, make your glaze. In a small bowl, combine your powdered sugar, orange juice, water and spices. Mix until smooth and no lumps of powdered sugar remain. If your mixture is too thin, add more sugar. If it's too thick, add more water. 

Recipe Notes

I used a jumbo 6 muffin tin to make these. The recipe should work fine for a 12 muffin tin as well - you just may need to add more glaze. 

7 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious!! Needing a baking session, I made these tonight. They received the whole family’s approval – even the picky 15-year-old! Fantastic with or without the glaze.

  2. 5 stars
    Love that show! Always inspires me and I can’t believe how talented the contestants are. Though hubby and I are not vegan, we do regularly eat a lot of vegan and vegetarian meals weekly. Not even intentionally, it’s just we enjoy them. Having said that, this chicka LOVES cheese!!! Anywho 😉 – nothing like freshly baked muffins straight outta the oven with a cuppa. These sound delicious, Haylie. And that orange flavour is just the best! Have a wonderful weekend ahead, my friend 🙂

    1. Thanks, Dawn!! Yes, my husband regularly eat vegetarian meals during the week just since it’s so easy to throw together some veggies!! Thanks for all the love! Have a lovely weekend as well 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I made these as mini bundt cakes and they were delicious. I love how moist they are. Next time I might add some orange zest to make the orange more pronounced.

  4. 5 stars
    These look amazing, Haylie! I have been avoiding dairy (so hard for a cheese lover like me!) so these vegan muffins my eye. I love citrus baked goods and anything with a glaze. Also, I’m a proud member of Team Batter Taster. 🙂

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