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Blueberry muffins in a muffin tin with a white ceramic dish of blueberries in the background.

VEGAN LEMON BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

Tangy lemon and sweet juicy blueberries are the star of these simple muffins. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, exactly what a muffin should be.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword blueberry, crispy vegan nuggets, muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Calories 233 kcal
Author Linda Meyer

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/3 cup corn meal
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp egg substitute
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup vegan sugar
  • 12 tbsp vegan butter room temperature (see note)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a muffin pan with muffin tins, or grease and flour the pan.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the 1 1/3 cups flour, 1 1/3 cups corn meal, 1 tbsp baking powder, and ¼ tsp salt. Whisk until fully combined.
  3. Whisk the 2 tbsp egg substitute with the 5 tbsp water until it forms a thick paste. Let sit for 3 minutes.
  4. Beat the ¾ cup sugar and egg substitute mixture on medium speed in a large mixing bowl. Add the 12 tbsp butter and beat on high until fluffy. Add the 1 tsp vanilla and the 3 tbsp lemon juice and beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
  5. Add half of the flour mixture and blend. Add the 1 1/3 cup almond milk, blend for 30 seconds. Add the rest of the flour mixture and blend until just combined.
  6. Gently fold the 2 cups blueberries and the 3 tbsp lemon zest into the batter and spoon into the muffin tins. We use an ice-cream scoop to ensure that the muffins are all the same size.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Do a toothpick check to make sure they’re done. They’re done when the toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes than invert onto a wire cooling rack to cool.

Recipe Notes

  • The Nutrition Facts are an ESTIMATE only.
  • FOOLPROOF BAKING TECHNIQUES
  • Measure exactly. Baking is a science, don't eyeball the measurements. Preheat the oven and prepare the pan according to the instructions. Don't put the muffins in the oven until the temperature is correct or they may not bake evenly.
  • Check the expiration dates on the ingredients. If the baking powder, flour, or other ingredients are past their expiration date, you may not get the results desired.
  • Bring the butter to room temperature. Don't microwave cold butter or you may get a greasy muffin.
  • Don't over work the flour and butter mixture. Mix until the flour is just combined with the butter and liquids. Over doing it can result in a tough muffin.
  • Fold the blueberries into the batter. Don't mix them in with the mixer or the blueberries could break and dry up during the baking process. Gently fold them into the batter.
  • Use a wooden toothpick to check to see if they're done. Ovens are calibrated differently, houses have different moisture/dryness levels, flour had different moisture levels, always insert a wooden toothpick in the center of the muffin to see if it's done. If it comes out with batter on it, give it some more time.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes then invert the pan over the rack until the muffins fall out and let them cool on the rack. If you cool them in the pan or on a hard surface the bottoms will get wet and mushy.
Nutrition Facts
VEGAN LEMON BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 200mg6%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.