Healthy Blueberry Muffins (Vegan)

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Healthy, low fat blueberry muffins

Do you ever have those times where you just really don’t feel like baking? Or cooking? Or really doing much of anything in the kitchen? That’s been me for the past few weeks and so last week I completely gave into the feeling. No post, no social media, no emails… I just took myself on a little break. Well, not really a break because I still had work and the rest of life going on, but nothing food-related progressed until yesterday. Like a little niggle in the back of my brain, the desire to make something came back and I was out to the shops to pick up some ingredients as soon as the opened. The first thing I did after stepping foot in the kitchen was to whip up a batch of my healthy blueberry muffins, which I first made a few months ago and held off posting until I could make them again.

Low fat, healthy blueberry muffins

What’s so healthy about them?

It’s a fair question, and it deserves an answer. What does make these healthy blueberry muffins deserving of the title?

  • Low fat
  • Cholesterol free
  • High in fibre
  • Packed with vitamins (thank you blueberries)
  • Contain omega-3 (thank you ground flaxseed)

I mean… as if you needed convincing! But seriously, that’s all good stuff right there. I’m no doctor or nutritionist, but I know vitamins and omega-3 are good for you.

Healthy blueberry muffins

Make ahead breakfast, or perfect snack?

Tough call. I like them as a snack personally but I also keep a few on hand in the freezer as a sort of “emergency breakfast”, in case I ever find myself needing to dash out the door on an empty stomach. Generally speaking though, I like to eat a healthy blueberry muffin with a cup of fruit tea, or a homemade coffee on a weekend morning, at that spot at around 11 am which always seems to find me at a loss for something to do if I’m at the house on my own.

Healthy, low fat blueberry muffins

A note on paper cases

I’ve photographed them with paper cases, but after the first couple of batches, I’ve actually taken to using a silicone muffin tray instead. Because these healthy blueberry muffins have no added fat they tend to stick to paper cases really easily and make them a pain to peel off. My solution? Ditch the paper cases! If you don’t have a silicone muffin tray to hand, I’ve found greasing the inside of the paper cases with oil before adding the mix helps.

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Healthy Blueberry Oat Muffins (Vegan)

A blueberry muffin doesn't have to be unhealthy to taste great - just take a look at these vegan, healthy blueberry muffins and you'll see what I mean!

  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cook: 30 minutes
  • Total: 20 minutes
  • Author Luci Rebecca, Made by Luci
  • Serves 12
  • Calories 132

Ingredients

  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flaxseed + 6 tbsp water
  • 90g (~2/3 cup) plain white flour
  • 90g (~2/3 cup) plain wholemeal flour
  • 120g (~1 1/3 cup) rolled oats
  • 100g (~ 1 scant cup) caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 140g (~2/3 cup) plain soy yogurt (I use Alpro high protein)
  • 240ml (~1 cup) water
  • 120ml (~1/2 cup) non-dairy milk
  • 120g blueberries + 1 tbsp flour
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Prepare the flax eggs in a large bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  3. Once the flax egg has gelled for 10 minutes, combine all the dry ingredients (except for the blueberries) in the bowl.
  4. Add the yogurt and wet ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Toss the blueberries with 1 tablespoon of flour (it helps stop them sinking) then fold them into the combined ingredients.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the paper cases, then bake in the centre of the oven for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Once baked, leave to cool for 10 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 muffin
Servings Per Container 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat g 0%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

All nutritional information is approximate - any exact calories will depend on which exact ingredients you use.

Healthy, low fat blueberry muffins
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One thought on “Healthy Blueberry Muffins (Vegan)

  1. Hi Luci,

    They are so delicious;-) Our kids love them;-) We used wholemeal spelt flour so they are even more nutritious. Thank you for this recipe.

    Hugs from us;-)

    vegenest.wordpress.com

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