Thursday, June 13, 2013

gluten free vegan blueberry muffins


I'm a through and through muffin girl. I would make muffins every morning if I could ('m sure my family would be ok with that). Maybe I like them so much because they are a breakfast version of a cupcake. Or maybe it's because there are endless flavor combinations. I think it's simply because they are a delicious hand-held morning treat. What do you love most about the glorious muffin?

I have had many requests for gluten free blueberry muffins lately. Which is funny because I've been testing out recipes for blueberry muffins. Well, the wait is over! My recipe for this classic muffin is gluten, egg, and dairy free...and scrumptious too. I'm loving how they turned out, so moist and tender. The perfect amount of sweetness and juicy blueberries in every bite. Sounds good to me!

gluten free vegan blueberry muffins

makes 12 muffins

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries*
  • 1 3/4 cups Sarah's gluten free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with paper cupcake liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray. In small bowl, coat blueberries with 1 tablespoon of the flour blend. Set aside. Sift together flour blend, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In large mixing bowl, combine coconut milk, water and apple cider vinegar. Allow to sit for a 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar, coconut oil, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract. While mixing, slowly add the flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Gently fold in the flour-coated blueberries. Scoop batter into prepared muffin tin. Bake for 17-19 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from pan and allow to cool on cooling rack.  Store in air-tight container.

*I used frozen blueberries this time, making the bake time 17-19 minutes. If using fresh blueberries, check muffins after 15 minutes.

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19 comments:

  1. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  2. I baked these today and they were lovely, so glad I found this blog :)

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  3. Today I ate the first muffins in my life. They were delicious. Thank you so much

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  4. These look amazing! Do you think it would be possible to substitute Maple or Palm sugar for the 1/2 cup organic sugar? Or, would that alter the flavor/texture of the muffins too much?

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    1. Coconut or maple sugar would work great in this recipe!

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  5. Just made these. Only I didn't have any vinegar...they still turned out amazing! My first time ever to make anything gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan! Thanks!

    Sam
    The Kitchen is My Dance Floor

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  6. These muffins are delicious! Thanks for a great recipe and gluten free all purpose flour mix!

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  7. Made two batches of these today and they turned out wonderfully! Used fresh blueberries, and they were done in about 17 minutes at 350 degrees. I didn't use the particular flour mix specified, as I don't have any sweet sorghum flour on hand....but I do always have Bobs Red Mill all purpose gluten free flour blend on hand, so I used this in the recipe with no issues.

    I sprinkled a bit of raw sugar on the tops of the wet batter (after I poured the batter into the baking cups, but before placing in the oven). That added a bit of extra sweetness...and they tasted delicious!

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  8. I am wanting to try these; would you happen to know the nutritional information?

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  9. I have been searching for a dairy, egg and gluten free recipe for muffins, and today my prayers were answered! I used chocolate chips and walnuts and a little dash of cinnamon and oh my goodness, I'm in heaven. I will be making these ALL THE TIME!
    Thank you so much for posting!

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  10. The first time I made these I used a commercial flour blend and they turned out okay. I made them again today with your flour blend and they are absolutely delicious. They are my new favorite muffin recipe and that's saying something because I'm picky about muffin texture. It has to be just right. :) I made a few changes to make them more Christmas-y; I used fresh orange juice instead of water, cranberries instead of blueberries and added some orange zest and pumpkin spice. They came out perfectly. Now I know which muffin recipe to go to! Thank you so much!

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  11. If I were out of coconut milk, do you think I could use rice or flax milk with equal success?

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  12. This is my first time braving up gluten-free, vegan baking. I'm so glad that I did!!! They were so good, I ate 2 as soon as they came from the oven. Thank you for giving me some variety to my breakfast routine.

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  13. Made these as written with my own flour blend and vanilla hemp milk with a dash of cinnamon. DELICIOUS! Have a second batch in the oven with chocolate coconut milk and enjoy life chocolate chips for a treat for my kids. My youngest has severe food allergies and this fit the bill perfectly as a basic guide for any allergy free muffin. THANK YOU!

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  14. I have allergies to coconut as well, what oil and milk ( can't do almond either) would you suggest?

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    1. I used vanilla rice milk in mine and they were delicious :) Maybe just try canola, sunflower or olive oil?

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  15. I just made these muffins as my first allergen free snack. They are so surprisingly delicious! I just recently started an elimination diet in hopes of figuring out my baby's eczema and have been a little sad about not have quick snacks on the go. This has lifted my spirits! I also used an all purpose GF flour blend that I picked up from the bulk store. It has garbanzo bean, fava bean, white sorghum and tapioca flours and potato starch and was still delicious. I also added allergen free chocolate chips to half the batter. MMMMM..... I will definitely be trying more of your recipes. Thanks Sarah!

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  16. I made these this morning, but the batter was very soupy. I used the America's Test Kitchen flour blend and rice milk. I'm wondering if that made the difference. I also used honey and apple cider vinegar. It took 23 minutes for them to reach some level of doneness, but I still felt they were a little less than perfectly done. Any thoughts on how my substituted ingredients affected the recipe?

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thanks for the love!