These are the Best Vegan Blueberry and/or chocolate chip muffins. They are soft, light, fluffy & just 8 ingredients. Dairy-free, gluten-free and oil-free.
It's my birthday today, so I have an amazingly, delicious recipe to share. Fluffy Vegan Blueberry Vanilla Muffins that are also gluten-free and oil-free. These are rich and flippin incredible. This recipe is only 8 ingredients and also happens to be vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. Seriously, just 8 purchase ingredients (+ salt) and these babies are ready in 30 minutes.
Took me a few trials messing with the ingredient ratios and liquids, but finally nailed it. The coconut milk is key in these. Storebought almond milk is not as high in fat and will not give the same richness. It would still work, but do yourself a favor and use the "light" low fat (not the high fat!) canned coconut milk (or a homemade thick milk). It doesn't impart any coconut flavor, it just simply provides fat and richness, which is necessary for a good, fluffy muffin. I made them using just almond milk and then with the coconut milk and whoa, the coconut milk with the slight extra fat really sent these over the edge.
These are by far, my husband’s favorite. As I’ve mentioned before many times on this blog, he did not inherit the chocolate gene like I did. Not sure if that is a blessing or a curse. He is full on, a blueberry and vanilla kind of guy. This recipe was inspired by and for him….oh and for you, too! Another recipe where my love for vanilla comes into play is my Dreamy Vanilla Vegan Gluten-free Cake. It's the perfect birthday cake or cupcakes.
As he was eating the first muffin, I just kept hearing “mmmmmm….oh yeah….mmmmm…wow….fabulous”. He ate 4 in the first 5 minutes.
If you aren't a blueberry fan, simply make them as chocolate chip muffins. They are the perfect base vanilla muffin recipe to throw in your favorite add-ins. If you want the perfect vegan, gluten-free, oil-free chocolate muffin recipe, then you have to make my Double Chocolate Muffins.
Don't be fooled by the short ingredient list, these are hands down, some of the yummiest muffins you will sink your teeth into. No lie, just ONE muffin was enough to satisfy because it is so rich. The coconut milk makes them really rich. When these beauties bake up and rise in the oven, your eyes...and tummy...will be amazed. They are tall, fluffy and glorious.
Just look at these.....
Glorious, I tell ya. Crispy topping and ridiculously, soft inside. Bursting with juicy blueberries.
While the baking powder has it's role here, these muffins also get significant rise from the oat flour and tapioca, both which help in the leavening and rise department. Baking powder alone can't do what all 3 ingredients combined do. Some people think just using copious amounts of baking powder is the answer to well risen baked goods, but there is such a thing as too much baking powder. Too much can make the result dry and rise too rapidly and then deflate, not to mention, leave a nasty metallic taste. I have tasted pancakes before with too much baking powder, and it was not pleasant.
Would ya just look at how high those beauties are?! Happy gluten-free muffins!
While I loved the blueberries, my favorite were with chocolate chips! That shouldn't surprise anybody.
I can't wait to hear what you think of these Fluffy Vegan Blueberry Vanilla Muffins! Be sure to leave feedback below and tag me on Instagram @thevegan 8 and hashtag #thevegan8! I love seeing and hearing about your fancy creations.
Want some more blueberry goodness? Then try these Fluffy Vegan Spelt Blueberry Pancakes!
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