Good morning! I hope everyone is having a wonderful and restful weekend. 🙂 I’m enjoying a work free weekend myself, as my new job is only during the week. I have plenty of homework to catch up on, though. Graduate school will do that to you. 😛 Anyway I decided to take a break this morning, to experiment in the kitchen, and I want to share my results with all of you.
Vegan Blueberry Muffins are today’s Simple Sunday recipe. While I am a vegetarian, I sometimes consume and bake with eggs. Therefore, I was skeptical that vegan muffins would turn out. I accepted the challenge nonetheless. Well, I am glad I did! These vegan muffins turned out just fine! The batter was thicker than muffin batter made with eggs, but otherwise I did not notice much of a difference.
I obtained this recipe from page 11 of the Vegan Outreach leaflet Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating. The only modifications I made were using frozen blueberries instead of fresh and I did not make a crumb topping, so the muffins would have less sugar and fat. I hope all of you enjoy. 🙂
NOTE: To make these muffins truly vegan you have to make sure you use a vegan sugar. Some sugars are whitened with animal bones, which means they are not vegan. I used Trader Joe’s organic sugar made with evaporated cane juice, which is vegan according to page 5 of this pdf: http://www.traderjoes.com/pdf/lists/list-vegan.pdf.
Vegan Blueberry Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins
3/4 cup sugar
1.5 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup canola oil
2/3 cup almond milk or another vegan milk (I used Silk Original Almond Milk)
1 cup frozen or fresh organic blueberries (or a different fruit)
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a muffin tin with muffin liners.
2. Mix the sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl.
3. Add the vegan milk and oil to the dry mixture and mix. It will be pretty thick.
4. Add the frozen blueberries. The mixture may turn blue, but do not be alarmed! 😛 The muffins will not be blue once fully cooked.
5. Fill the muffin cups nearly to the top with the batter and bake for about 30 minutes. If using fresh fruit reduce the baking time to 20-25 minutes.
6. Take the muffins out of the oven and allow to cool completely. Eat! Otherwise store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a few days.
Tip: Since I think muffins taste best warm, I like to reheat them in the microwave when I’m eating day old ones.
(See, they aren’t blue anymore!)
I hope all of you enjoy the muffins and have a wonderful Sunday! 🙂
Question of the day: What is your favorite type of muffin? My favorite is actually lemon poppy seed, not blueberry!