Abe’s Mini Muffins: 9 All-Natural + Dairy-Free Flavors


I’m betting several of you have already discovered these little delights in the refrigerated section at your local grocer, but Abe’s Mini Muffins just came onto my radar a couple of weeks ago, when the company contacted me to share their array of dairy-free baked goodies.

They were kind enough to send 6-pack samples of each flavor of Abe’s Mini Muffins (they are also available in 12-packs), all dairy-free and vegan, with enough to help me make some more new friends in our building! They were loved by all, including the most die hard dairy-eating of the bunch.

Abe's Mini Muffins: All-Natural, Dairy-Free, Vegan and Available in SO Many Flavors!

As a little back story, the founder of Pearl River Pastry has a son named Abe who is lactose intolerant and allergic to nuts, eggs, and seeds. He created these mini muffins just for him! Note that there are allergen disclaimers for allergens present in the Pearl River Pastry facility, but they are made on a dedicated dairy-free line and since Abe is allergic, these may be “school safe” (and a great addition to lunch boxes if so!).

Tasting Notes for Abe’s Mini Muffins

Here is the breakdown on the broad selection, minus the seasonal Pumpkin flavor, which we haven’t tried yet.

Chocolate Chip 

I opened this package of Abe’s Mini Muffins first as I knew it would be a popular pick. And we weren’t disappointed. The bakers were oh so generous with those semi-sweet mini morsels; not only are they dotted all over the tops, they are smattered throughout. Definitely muffin-like and tender, with the perfect sweet vanilla undertones.

Wild Blueberry Smash

Of course this flavor was tops on the list for sampling – I mean, who doesn’t love blueberry muffins? As you can see below, they got the texture just right – perfectly soft and cake-y but also lightly moist and tender. The flavor was familiar and comforting with strong notes of vanilla and scrumptious sweet blueberries. Honestly, these Abe’s Mini Muffins were a little over the top sweet for me, but still impossible to resist.

Abe's Mini Muffins: All-Natural, Dairy-Free, Vegan and Available in SO Many Flavors! (Wild Blueberry Smash pictured)

Devil’s Food

Again, chocolate in cake or muffin form isn’t my cup of tea, but I have to admit that these little gems were not too sweet and near perfect with a slathering of nut or seed butter “frosting”. Naturally, they were a big hit among all of the chocolate cake fans (which could have been everyone but me!).

Coconut Carrot Cake

I really liked these. They have a sweet carrot cake vibe in both the taste and texture, with a big infusion of coconut. You definitely need to be a fan of both carrot and coconut to like these – luckily, I am and it seems many others are, too, as these were snatched up quite quickly.

Abe's Mini Muffins: All-Natural, Dairy-Free, Vegan and Available in SO Many Flavors! (Devil's Food and Coconut Carrot Cake pictured)

Lemon Poppy

Though a classic muffin flavor, I think I’ve  only sampled that lemon poppyseed combination a couple of times in my life. But even with my limited tasting experience of this match, I think Abe’s Mini Muffins got it right with a nice lemony essence and the perfect smattering of poppy seeds. The delicious flavor and spot-on moist cake-like experience make this a pleasant selection to accompany a big mug of tea.

Apple Cider (seasonal)

The flavor of these Abe’s Mini Muffins was sweet, very sweet, but warm and awesome. We honestly couldn’t get enough. However, our batch had a rather odd texture for a muffin – more like a chewy cookie. We actually kind of liked them that way, but they definitely weren’t muffin-like.

Abe's Mini Muffins: All-Natural, Dairy-Free, Vegan and Available in SO Many Flavors! (Apple Cider pictured)

Golden Cornbread

The packaging for these Abe’s Mini Muffins says “sweet and savory” but they were all sweet to me. Tasty, and with that perfect, moist, tender, lightly cakey cornbread texture, but I felt the sweetness overpowered the cornbread flavor a bit. I would love for them to take down the sugar by about 25% in this flavor.

Cranberry Orange Zest

We loved the cranberries and the sweet orange undertones in these Abe’s Mini Muffins. These were just a touch dry and chewy, but that provided a light sugary top crust. They were good and not quite as sweet as the cornbread, but still just a touch too sugary overall to hit our favorites list.

Abe's Mini Muffins: All-Natural, Dairy-Free, Vegan and Available in SO Many Flavors!

The Facts on Abe’s Mini Muffins

Certifications: Abe’s Mini Muffins are Certified Kosher Pareve and Certified Vegan.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Abe’s Mini Muffins are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. They also have a sesame-free facility (Abe is allergic to sesame, too!). Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Abe’s website at www.abesmuffins.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Hi Alisa, thoroughly enjoyed reading your review. I just purchased a box of Abe’s chocolate chip muffin, can’t wait to eat them. I just had a quick question. The box mentions a date of the next week (8/28/19). I believe it is probably the best-by date.

    My concern is, can I keep them at room temperature instead of storing them in the fridge? I plan to eat them within 4-5 days. Also, can we store them in a container and carry them safely for lunch?

    Thank you. I really look forward to reading more amazing reviews on your website.

    • Hi Syed, if I recall, they could be kept at room temperature for several days. My personal rule for sweet baked goods is no more than 2 days, then I freeze them. But you can definitely pack them along. For freshness, I always freeze, and then pop them out as I need them. After a couple days at room temperature, all quick breads start to lose their freshness quite a bit, but if you freeze them (just for the short term, not the deep freeze) right away, they maintain freshness better. I would personally keep some out for the next day or two, and freeze the rest. Then when you need some for lunch, just pack along some frozen ones. They’ll defrost within an hour or two and be ready to eat!

  2. I like to know about your fan club can you write to me it was mention on one of your pages in my computer. I was very excited about your abes muffins and found them to be a treasure to the kids and will be ordering very soon. Thanks

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  4. Lizzie Ewing on

    Do you know of any copycat recipe where I could make these myself??? They are sooo good, but I would love to be able to make my own batch of them.

  5. Christine Lee on

    Mm, I love these! I don’t know why we still use dairy in baked goods. Non-dairy is just as good.

  6. Hi Abes muffins
    contacted you 6 mos- 1 yr ago about Abes mufffins as T-riffic and almost addictive..for those of us who actually are not sugar freaks..we are fast realizing that Abe needs to shift into a healthier vibe with a change to stevia instead of 16 grams of sugar..for 2 muffins which ive been doing with Charlie Rose! ..even at Whole foods folks are .starting to smile, reach for them and then say uh uh….me too as of this e-mail ..oh well..bye bye most reluctantly to Abes unless you start a Stevia product..no big deal..tastes the same..goodluck

    • Hi Carol, I haven’t seen them online. You might ask Vegan Essentials to start carrying them (they ship nationwide and carry fresh baked goods) or ask your local natural food store to order them in. I know that Whole Foods and Natural Grocers have this brand in their systems, so at least those stores should be able to start ordering them if requested by shoppers.

  7. I am the pickiest eater in the world I hate chocolate, but I wanted to try vegan food I first bought these chocolate chip muffins, and I went home and tasted it. OMG it is THE GREATEST THINGS EVER I usually eat 8 per day, I’m not obese or anything I’m actually underweight, and OMG please buy these they are delicious does anybody know how I can contact the owners?

  8. Just saw the corn muffins at Whole Foods Belmar (Lakewood, Colorado). Even though I’ve eaten dinner already, I just ate four of them! Yum yum!

  9. Abe’s moffins are out of this world. From the first time I bought it I became addicted to it. My daughter is not a Vegan and I convinced her to taste it and since then she and my granddaughter are hooked on it. When we run one of us will go to WholeFoods to replenish our stock. The taste is deliciously moist that it melts in your mouth. Try it you would never stop eating it. The price is affordable, not overpriced like most products in WholeFoods. I love this product and if you are looking for a great desert you would love it too.

  10. I’ve never seen this product in my grocery stores in PA. I would love to purchase them, and I never knew such foods, could be made without dairy. This is a great site!

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