Blueberry Oat Muffins {vegan}

I’ve been wanting to make Blueberry Oat Muffins the last few days and I finally decided last-minute to make some (last night). So, I used my friend called “Google” and searched for vegan blueberry oat muffins. I couldn’t make normal muffins (with eggs, milk etc) as my husband is a vegan. I came across this blog called Making Good Choices….new to me.

There are SO MANY blogs out there, sometimes I wonder how we come across some of them. Oh, right search engines like my buddy Google. For those bloggers out there – have you looked at your “search engine terms”: what people type into a search engine to arrive at your blog??? A few of my favourites from this blog:

  • a person eating healthy food (does Jr. Mints count ?)
  • diapered by my wife (hummm…)
  • gym bag lunch
  • exercise motivation (that’s more on track)
I guess I’ve used most of those words on my blog at some point … they might have not been used together. Back to the Blueberry Oat Muffins from Making Good Choices.
 
While my husband bathed Lilly last night, I managed to gather all the ingredients and start making the muffins. I had full intentions of putting Lilly to bed and just putting the muffins on hold. The oven was still pre-heating, so I had time. Next thing I know, Sai has put Lilly down for the night and I’ve put the muffins in the oven! Good timing, I guess!
 
Oh, and I made these without knowing if I had all the ingredients – we managed.
 
Blueberry Oat Muffins (vegan)Ingredients:
(Source: Making Good Choices)
  • 1 ripened banana
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar (I used white sugar as we had nothing else in stock)
  • 4 tbsp flax meal (placed in 8 tbsp of water, let sit for 5 minutes)  *the equivalent of vegan eggs*
  • 2 cups spelt flour or whole wheat (I used whole wheat with grains cause that’s what we had)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup applesauce (I might have used less as I had to use some of Lilly’s small individual applesauce)
  • 1/3 cup milk of your choice (I used coconut milk)
  • 1.5 cups frozen blueberries (I used fresh – well as fresh as they can get this time of year)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Optional: 3 tbsp chia seeds in 6 tbsp water, let sit for 5 minutes (I skipped this step as we don’t have chia seeds)

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the flour, oats, cinnamon, sugar and mix.
  • Next, add flax meal, banana, milk, chia seeds and applesauce to the bowl. Mix well.
  • Add  baking soda and powder. Mix then add blueberries. Fold in to batter.
  • Spray a muffin pan and spoon batter into pans. Top with a sprinkle of sugar and oats.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

Makes about 14 medium-sized muffins. (It make so many muffin’s)

These were so delicious. Amazing, hot right out of the oven. My husband and I had a small one right away. This morning my daughter gobbled up 2 small muffins; Sai and I each had one. I believe these are now my favourite muffins to make and eat. The combination of oats, banana and blueberries – just delish!

For another great (and easy) recipe – check out my post on No Bake Energy Bites. I’ve made these numerous times since the posting.

Happy eating…oh I mean Go Get Active 🙂

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