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Best Vegan Blueberry Muffins

These Vegan Blueberry Muffins are moist, fluffy, and packed with fresh blueberries. They are so good, no one will ever know they are healthy unless you tell them. And even then, they won’t believe you!

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There are no fancy ingredients in this healthy muffin recipe, just basic ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen.

I love these healthy vegan breakfast muffins because they’re…

  • Perfectly sweet
  • Fluffy & moist
  • Great for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon snack
  • Full of flavor
  • Wholesome
  • Kid-friendly
  • Absolutely delicious!

How to make vegan blueberry muffins

These homemade muffins are so easy to make, anyone can bake them!

First, preheat your oven to 350°F, and then get the ingredients and measuring cups ready to go.

In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients–whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and less-refined dry sugar (if using).

If you plan to make these with date paste or maple syrup, save those for the wet ingredients in the next step.

flour and dry ingredients for muffins in large blue bowl with whisk

In a medium-sized bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients–applesauce, plant milk, vanilla, vinegar, and date paste or maple syrup (if subbing out for the dry sweetener).

Pour the well-blended wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and stir well. Then fold the blueberries into the batter as shown in the video demo below.

muffin batter in large blue bowl with ingredients in background

For scooping the batter into a muffin pan, I have found that a trigger-lever ice cream scoop is perfect. It allows you to do this effortlessly without needing to use a spoon or your finger to scrape the spoon with each dollop.

As you can see in the photo below, I like to use my non-stick silicone muffin pan that allows me to bake without a drop of oil or cooking spray. Simply plop the muffin batter into the cups, place on a baking sheet for support, and they’re ready to bake.

healthy blueberry muffins in red silicone non stick baking pan with batter bowl in background

Place muffin pan in the oven to bake at 350°F for approximately 25 minutes. Test for doneness by pushing a toothpick into the center of one of the muffins. When it comes out clean, the muffins are ready.

Allow to cool and serve these for a healthy vegan breakfast that the whole family will love!

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Tips for making this muffin recipe

  • Don’t skimp on the large bowl size. I love having enough room to combine the dry and wet ingredients with plenty of stirring room.
  • I highly recommend the non-stick silicone muffin pans. Using paper muffin cups is not advised because the paper tends to stick to the muffins after baked since they are not oily like traditional muffins. Remember to place on a baking sheet to support.
  • Test the doneness of the muffins after 20-25 minutes with a toothpick inserted to the middle of one. When the toothpick comes out clean, they are ready.
  • If you decide to use a muffin pan for mini muffins, reduce the cooking time to about 15 minutes.
  • Leftover muffins can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Your Questions Answered

  • Q: Can I make these muffins gluten-free? Yes, you can! Oat flour or buckwheat flour will work well at a 1:1 replacement ratio. Other GF flours may also work, but not coconut flour as it tends to be much trickier to bake with.
  • Q: Can blueberry muffins be frozen? They can indeed. Simply freeze them in an airtight container or freezer bag and defrost one (or all) of them as needed. They defrost nicely at room temperature or heat in the microwave.
  • Q: Will this recipe work as a loaf rather than muffins? To turn this into a loaf, pour the batter into a nonstick 9″ x 4″ baking pan and bake for approximately 40-45 minutes. To check for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center, and when it comes out clean the bread is ready.
  • Q: Will frozen blueberries work in this recipe? Sure. The frozen berries can be defrosted by placing them in a colander and running warm water over them before using in this recipe.

More great vegan breakfast ideas

Vegan blueberry muffins on granite plate with blueberries in background

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

Yield: 15 muffins
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These vegan blueberry muffins are moist, fluffy, and packed with fresh blueberries. They are so good, no one will ever know they are healthy unless you tell them. And even then, they won't believe you!

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

    2. In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients: whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sweetener of choice.

    3. In a medium bowl, whisk together apple sauce, plant milk, vanilla, vinegar, and date paste (if using).

    4. Pour the well-blended wet mixture into the large bowl with dry ingredients.

    5. Add blueberries to bowl and mix well.

    6. Spoon or scoop batter into a silicone muffin baking non-stick pan or paper muffin cups. I recommend the silicone pan because these seem to stick to paper cups after baking.

    7. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes.

    8. Remove from oven, allow to cool, and serve for breakfasts or a snack.

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

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Peggy

Thursday 15th of July 2021

I made the Best Vegan Blueberry Muffins today and they were very good. I followed the recipe and used brown sugar because that is what I had on hand. I don't have any silicone bakeware so I used regular metal muffin tins and I did use muffin liners. The paper does stick to the muffins but I just ate out of the muffin liners using a fork and scraping all of the goodness from the muffin liners with my fork. I got eighteen muffins out of the recipe and I ate two of them and put the rest of them on a cookie sheet and stuck them in the freezer and after they are completely frozen, I will wrap them individually and put in a big freezer bag so I can take one at a time out whenever I want one. Looking forward to having one of the muffins with coffee in the morning. This recipe is a "keeper". Thank you Terri.

Terri Edwards

Thursday 15th of July 2021

Hi Peggy- What a great idea to freeze the rest of the muffins for breakfasts! I'm so glad you liked the recipe. :)

Mike

Monday 21st of September 2020

I can confirm that this recipe does indeed work excellently as a loaf. I made this yesterday using demerara sugar and sweetened apple sauce (because I can't find unsweetened around here) and I've already eaten nearly half of it. It's wonderfully moist and the blueberries give it a lovely flavour.

Terri Edwards

Monday 21st of September 2020

Hi Mike- That's great to hear! With this cool weather this morning, I'm wishing I had a slice of that with my herbal coffee!

Haley Jones

Sunday 9th of August 2020

Just wanted to let you know that this recipe is wonderful. It's so hard to find vegan muffin recipes that are both healthy and simple, and these are both! I love making these with maple syrup and having them for breakfast. Perfect start for my day that feels like a treat while still actually being quite nourishing. Thank you!

Terri Edwards

Monday 10th of August 2020

Hi Haley- Making these with maple syrup for breakfast is such a great idea! I'm so glad that you like them.

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Wanda

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Taste too much like flour. Made exactly by directions using maple syrup. Can it be made with almond flour.

Terri Edwards

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

It sounds to me like they weren't sweet enough for you. I suggest adding more maple syrup (or another sweetener) and perhaps more blueberries. To answer your question about almond flour--though I haven't baked with almond flour, Minimalist Baker has a gluten-free baking guide that might help. https://minimalistbaker.com/guide-to-gluten-free-flours/

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