Light and fluffy healthy vegan blueberry muffins that are also gluten-free with a nut-free option! They’re super flavorful, nutritious and perfect for a grab-and-go easy breakfast.
Healthy Vegan Blueberry Muffins
I have never been able to find a vegan blueberry muffin recipe that is healthy AND vegan AND gluten-free AND nut-free but also tastes delicious too! This recipe may be the only one out there.
I am sure you will love this recipe as much as me and my kids do and make it over and over again, similar to my fluffy green spinach muffins and vegan blackberry muffins! They are so simple to make and have a nut-free option with sorghum flour which is my new favorite baking flour.
What is this new gluten-free flour?
You are probably wondering, what the heck is sorghum and why is it in this muffin recipe? Is this a good thing? The answer is yes! Sorghum is an ancient cereal grain that is naturally gluten-free with a mostly neutral and yet slightly sweet flavor. It is light weight and also light in color and works well as a substitute for regular flour in gluten-free baking.
Believe it or not, sorghum actually improves the texture of recipes. It is a real treat for all you gluten-free bakers out there! I have been using it lately in my baking and complimenting it with oat flour. I find that with these two flours combined (oat flour and sorghum flour) you really don't need any other fancy gluten binding ingredients such as xanthum gum. So it makes gluten-free baking a breeze.
Sorghum is popular in Africa and gaining popularity here in the United States. Not only is it gluten-free but it also is nutritious. It is nutrient-rich and considered a whole grain.
Sorghum digests slowly with a lower glycemic index so it keeps you feeling fuller longer. So what is not to love? Give these vegan blueberry muffins a try and let me know what you think of them!
How to make vegan blueberry muffins
These healthy blueberry muffins are so easy to make despite what you make think about gluten-free baking! It's really as simple as mixing together the dry ingredients and then the wet ingredients separately. Then you add in the blueberries while you mix the wet and dry ingredients together.
Bake for 20 minutes and you're done! You have deliciously fluffy, healthy blueberry muffins done, dusted and ready in under 30 minutes.
Gluten-Free and Healthy Vegan Blueberry Muffins
These muffins are 100% vegan (dairy-free and egg-free), gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free and butter-free. My kids love them and so does my husband. I get regular requests from them to make a batch and they never last long. It is hard to eat just one.
They're great for preparing at the start of the week for school lunches or snacks. They will disappear as fast as you can make them so make enough for the whole family to enjoy!
If you give this muffin recipe a try, let me know by leaving a comment and rating it! And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it @eatingbyelaine and #eatingbyelaine on Instagram so I can see your muffins!
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This soft and moist muffin recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free. It makes a great quick or on-the-go breakfast option. I even included a nut-free version for all my nut-free readers. Enjoy!
- 1.5 cups oat flour
- ½ cup almond flour (or sorghum flour for nut-free)
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon fine salt
- ½ cup unsweetened, plain plant-based milk (I used almond milk)
- ½ cup + 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
- 1 cup fresh blueberries + more for topping
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a muffin tin with silicone baking cups or lightly grease a muffin tin with coconut oil or avocado oil.
- To a large mixing bowl add the oat flour, almond flour, arrowroot powder, ground flaxseed, baking soda and salt and whisk until well combined.
- To the mixing bowl, add the non-dairy milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and vinegar. Whisk to combine.
- Gently fold in the blueberries.
- Fill each muffin tin with the batter. Place additional blueberries on top if desired. I like to add three blueberries on top per muffin and situate them away from the center to allow the muffin to rise in the center.
- Bake for 10 minutes then without opening the oven door turn the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove the muffin tin from oven and allow to cool completely (10-15 minutes) before removing the muffins from the baking cups. Place muffins on a wire cooling rack to completely cool before storing.
- Enjoy immediately. Store the muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week and in the freezer for up to four weeks.
* For best results make your own oat flour.
** I have also tested this recipe using ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) unsweetened apple sauce and 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil and it worked very well.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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