The BEST Vegan Blueberry Muffins: moist, light, fluffy, and packed full of sweet, juicy blueberries. They're fuss-free, easy to make and come together in one bowl! They're also gluten-free, refined sugar free and healthy enough for breakfast.
2heaped teaspoons(2heaped teaspoons)baking powder(ensure gluten-free if necessary)
1/4teaspoon(1/4teaspoon)bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
Place the coconut oil in a large bowl and melt over a saucepan of boiling water or in the microwave (skip this step if using any other oil)
Once melted, add the milk to the same bowl along with the lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla, salt and ground almonds
Sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda
Mix well, adding a tiny splash more milk if it’s looking too dry
Add the fresh blueberries and fold in gently, to make sure you don’t crush them
Transfer the mixture between muffin cases in a muffin tin
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until risen and an inserted skewer comes out clean
Tastes best when fresh, but keeps covered in the fridge for up to a few days
*If you don't want to use lemon juice, replace it with 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar as you need something acidic to react with the alkali bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)**You can alternatively use almond flourYou can use either fresh or frozen blueberries. For best results, carefully stir frozen blueberries into the batter at the very last minute, making sure they are still frozen when you mix them in. This will stop the colour of the blueberries ‘bleeding’ into the batter.Though these muffins do obviously taste best when fresh, they keep well covered in the fridge for up to a few days, and freeze well too. If you have just taken them out of the fridge of freezer, I'd recommend warming them up in an oven toaster if you have one.