Healthiest Vegan Blueberry Muffin Baking Recipe That Will Get Non-Vegans Drooling
Blueberry is the superstar of nutritious food items, and why should it not be! These berries are extremely low in calories content while being packed with a whole array of nutrients. And, with the May to October season of blueberries you get ample time to try out various dishes, starting with tart to sweet, and even muffins! The best part is that you even get a whole range of vegan dishes that even non-vegans will love to enjoy!
An Intro To Blueberries
Blueberries belong to the heath family and grow in shrubs. You will find them growing in clusters. Blueberries are related to bilberries, cranberries, rhododendron, mountain laurel, and the azalea. The dark color of the blueberries is one of the reasons behind it being so filled with nutrition.
Vegan Muffin With Blueberry Baking Recipe
This is one of those vegan recipes that will work in any way, be it you are a hardcore and purist vegan, or not. For the purists, you will have to substitute the wheat pastry flour with ground buckwheat, and get agave nectar or maple syrup instead of honey. Of course that will make your muffins taste a little different, but that’s the beauty of it – you can experiment and decide what’s best for you.
To make your vegan blueberry muffin you will need the following ingredients. Do remember, that if you are a strict vegan, you might want to substitute a few ingredients mentioned here with something similar and as per your choice.
1 cup flaxseed egg substitute (non-vegans can also use couple of eggs alternately)
2 cups almond, soy, or rice milk (non-vegans can use regular dairy milk)
1 ½ cups honey (pure vegans can use maple syrup or agave nectar)
1 cup apple sauce
1 ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract
2 tablespoon of baking powder
2 ½ cups of blueberries, frozen and chopped
7 cups whole wheat pastry flour, sifted (pure vegans can use ground buckwheat)
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
2 ½ cups blueberries, frozen and whole, or use fresh ones
Raw and unrefined sugar to sprinkle on the top
First sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and set it aside. Next, whip the wet ingredients, except the blueberries, together for 2 to 3 minutes on high speed. Now, blend the wet mixture along with the dry mix and fold in blueberries using a wooden spoon or spatula. However, be careful so that it is not over-mixed. Now, spray grapeseed oil or vegetable oil cooking spray into the muffin molds. You can also use the muffin papers or the silicone muffin molds. Take the batter into a cookie scoop and use it to fill the muffin molds up to 3/4
Now that you are done, let it cool down before you give everyone a delicious treat of the finest blueberry muffin!