Gluten Free Vegan Blueberry Applesauce Muffins (V, GF): a one bowl recipe for soft & satisfying healthy blueberry muffins made with oat flour and applesauce. Vegan, Gluten Free, Whole Grain, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar-Free.
Are you having a great week so far? I know, it’s too soon to say… but I thought I’d just put that positive vibe out there for you. Just in case we can actually shape these things… with the power of our minds!!! <– Did you totally just hear me say that in a booming, dramatic voice? 😉
But just to be safe, I highly suggest you bake a batch of these Gluten Free Vegan Blueberry Applesauce Muffins. They’re soft, satisfying, bursting with all the blueberry goodness, and sure to make your week decidedly awesome. Because you totally just decided that with the power of your mind, right?
And since when did fresh-baked muffins (be they of the chocolate, banana or pumpkin variety) not make everything all better with their simple existence? I mean, just looking at these Paleo Blueberry Muffins from my super talented friend Chrystal over at Gluten-Free Palate makes me drool. I’m gonna try making these with flax eggs to make ’em vegan. 😉 Or maybe I’ll make these yummy Vegan Pumpkin Muffins from my girl Erin at Texanerin. I mean… drooling!
Meanwhile, when you start putting this batter together, you just know it’s gonna be good. Do you ever get those happy vibes from baking like I do? It’s just that when I start to scoop oat flour… admire the beautiful texture of almond meal… and breathe in the scent of coconut sugar… I just feel GOOD. Ya know what I mean?
And the excitement over creating something: nothing really compares.
Anywho, how did this recipe come about, you might be asking. Wait, where do I put the question mark in that last sentence? Do I put a question mark in? Ah… the fine intricacies of writing. Let’s just throw all of those stodgy writing rules out for now and enjoy the moment.
As I was saying… a truly kickass reader (Hey, Chrissy!!) asked for blueberry muffins and here I am delivering. I’m not quite ready to release my master muffin batter yet. Plus, I’d like some more time to fiddle with different flours/meals, etc. to create that perfect muffin texture. So this time around, I thought I’d employ the powers of applesauce and just go for it!
How do you feel about applesauce? Fan or foe? Or meh?
Applesauce reminds me of childhood and the comforts of simple things. It’s definitely not first on my grocery list, but it’s an ingredient I like to use when the cravings call for it. Speaking of which, check out this Gluten-Free Applesauce Bread from Meaningful Eats for yet another yummy GF applesauce treat! Just remember to swap the eggs with flax eggs and use organic sugar to make it vegan.
Or, if you’re in the mood for pumpkin muffins, try these Healthy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins from Veggie Balance. Be sure to use flax eggs, maple syrup and dairy-free cream cheese to make them vegan. 😉 Lastly, if you’d prefer some more blueberry muffins, you’ve got to try these delicious Grain Free Blueberry Muffins from What the Fork Food Blog! To make vegan: sub the eggs with flax eggs and honey with maple syrup. YUM!
In any case…
The combo of blueberries and applesauce make for a deliciously moist, soft and texture-rich muffin. I hope you truly enjoy these babies! In case you’re not quite convinced yet, let me tell you all about them.
These Gluten Free Vegan Blueberry Applesauce Muffins are:
- made in just one bowl
- (come on, you’re totally excited about that. Admit it!!)
- soft, moist
- deliciously whole grain
- gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free
- bursting with blueberry antioxidant YUM
- awesomely refined sugar-free
- made with the healthy whole ingredients you love
- plant-based and allergy-friendly
- perfect for a homemade breakfast
- or… on the go snacking
- or, or… just a lightly sweet treat for—does this really need a for?
Ready to get your bake on? Grab just one bowl, a basket of fresh, tasty blueberries and join me in the kitchen! I’ve already got it preheated!!!! 😉 Just so you know, I always appreciate the time we spend baking together. There aren’t many things better than making something special for the ones we love (and yes, that includes ourselves hehe). I can’t wait to hear what you think. In the meantime, tell me:
What’s your favorite muffin flavor?
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤
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- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce, room temperature
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water, whisk together, set for 15 mins)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup gluten free oat flour
- ¾ cup almond meal
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with muffin liners.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients: applesauce, coconut oil, coconut sugar, flax egg, and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated.
- Add oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together until just incorporated, making sure no flour patches remain. Gently fold in blueberries.
- Using a large cookie scoop, scoop and drop batter evenly into muffin cups.* Smooth batter into an even layer, with a domed top (rise) in the center. Optional: press blueberries gently into the tops of the muffins.
- Bake for 16-22 minutes. Mine took 19 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center of one muffin to check for doneness. It will come out clean when the muffins are ready. Allow to cool on a cooling rack for about 1 hour. Lift out and enjoy! Storing instructions below.
- Storage notes: Muffins are best if eaten within the first 2 days. After the 1st or 2nd day, these muffins MUST be stored in the refrigerator. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
-*Using a large cookie scoop definitely helps to create beautiful domed tops.
- Do not heat in the microwave: this will make the muffins too moist.
- More muffins + quick bread recipes: chocolate chip pumpkin muffins, gluten free banana oat muffins, one bowl pumpkin bread.
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