Vegan Blueberry Muffins
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup aquafaba
- 3/4 cup almond milk or oat milk
- 1/3 cup coconut oil vegetable oil okay too
- 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In another bowl, beat aquafaba, sugar, oat milk, and oil. (if using coconut oil, microwave it for 30 seconds to liquify it first).
- Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until barely moistened. Gently fold in the blueberries.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before eating.
Every weekend I’ve been making muffins for my family on Saturday mornings. Actually, I bake them on Friday night and leave them out on the table, under a clean linen towel, so they’re ready to go in the morning.
For this week’s vegan muffin recipe, I decided to make blueberry muffins.
Fun fact – blueberry muffins are actually the official state muffin of Minnesota. Wild blueberries are common in northern Minnesota, and if you have access to wild blueberries I would absolutely recommend you using those because they’ll have more blueberry flavor!
Also, wild blueberries tend to be smaller than store-bought ones, so you’ll end up with taller muffins if you use the wild berries.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have any wild blueberries on hand so I used frozen blueberries, which are also nice in their own way. They turn into a rich, soft, intense pocket of blueberry flavor when baked – almost like a blueberry pie filling.
Vegan Blueberry Muffins
Making these blueberry muffins vegan was easy – I used aquafaba instead of eggs. In case you didn’t know, aquafaba is the gel-like liquid that forms when chickpeas or other cooked bean seeds are soaked in water over time. You can use the liquid in a can of chickpeas or black beans, or make aquafaba yourself as I did for this recipe.
Instead of cow’s milk, I used oat milk. You could also use almond milk or soy milk, I think either of those would work fine.
I think you could use a flax egg instead of aquafaba, but keep in mind that it will add some fiber which could give the muffins a less fluffy texture. I prefer using aquafaba when baking something where the end result should have a lighter color, and I think it worked perfectly in these blueberry muffins.
Don’t forget to check out my vegan lemon poppy seed muffins recipe as well, they were a huge hit!