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Vegan Blueberry Muffins

“I came up with this because I couldn’t find easy baked-goods recipes for vegans,” says Laurie Dolan, a California resident and a mother of two boys. “I saw in a PETA newsletter a while back that you could substitute applesauce and baking powder for eggs, so I started experimenting with basic cookie, cake, and muffin recipes. One of my favorite results was this blueberry muffin recipe.”  



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¼ cup soy margarine
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½ cup unsweetened applesauce
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½ tsp. salt
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1 cup granulated sugar
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2 cups all-purpose flour
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1 Tbs. baking powder
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1 tsp. vanilla extract
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½ cup soymilk
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2 cups fresh blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 1/3-cup muffin cups with paper liners, or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in mixing bowl. Spoon into muffin cups, filling three-quarters full.
  3. Bake 35 minutes, or until tops are firm. Cool slightly on rack.


Nutrition Information: 

3 g
Total Fat: 
4 g
Saturated Fat: 
38 g
270 mg
1 g
21 g

Comments on this Recipe

Hey, how much Alexandra, how much Agave nector did you use? and how much would you say it modified the softness/texture. I make these but also add flax and use whole wheat flour so they come out dense,.. any suggestions to make them softer? more moist? without adding oil or anything? already. I doubled the applesauce as well, someone said they added more milk, but same result im sure.

These are amazingly YUMM ;D

Best muffins I've EVER had!:) Easily converted to gluten-free as well;).

looooove loooove this recipe! I actually add nuts at time substitue the blueberries and vin extract with orange extract and cranberries.. also I tend to use 1/2 wheat flour 1/2 either spelt flour or white flour.. to give it texture. :) either way these muffins are great! Also a nice trick to add a tble spoon of agave nectar it makes the muffins reeeally soft and moist..

I cut the sugar in half, and added 1/4 cup ground flax seed. Also used some chia gel as part of the applesauce, because i didn't have enough. works similar to a flax egg. sooo good!

pretty good recipe, though I wouldn't put half the sugar in next time. Instead of using all soy margarine (im getting sick of soy) I used half veg. oil and half the soy marg. It was still a little thick when i added the applesauce so I added vanilla almond milk and left out the vanilla extract. Even though they were a bit too sugary (i mean applesauce and almond milk are sweet enough) they still tasted moist (but not squishy vegan moist) and delicious! To the second batch I added a little bit of knob creek, and substituted vanilla extract with almond milk. I gave them to my boyfriend's band rehearsing downstairs and they inhaled them even while piping hot. A- recipe.

How did you convert them to gluten free? What type of flour did you use?

The batter was super thick so I had to add more soy milk. They are in the oven, so I'll see how they come out!

I used coconut milk and substituted raspberries for blueberries. (they were on sale and blueberries were not) They were really good!

I made these GF/DF/SF & they still turned out pretty well. I used Jule's GF flour, soy free Earth Balance & vanilla hemp milk (Trader Joe's). The batter was very thick & the muffins were somewhat dense but not leaden at all. They smelled wonderful in the oven & were devoured by everyone. I will make them again. I might try using apples & cinnamon next time instead of blueberries.

I made it according to specs, except with half the sugar and they taste pretty good. Thanks for the sharing the recipe ma'am.

I made these last night for a friend at work who is vegan...they are delicious~ My friend has already eaten 2 this morning and told me they are wonderful. I used whole wheat flour but otherwise followed the recipe.

What can I use instead of suger I don't use sugar I do use sweet'nlowso how much of that would I use if I can?

Thanks for this recipe. I love muffins for snacks and these will definitely be great. I wonder if carnivore hubby will notice the difference??

How many muffins are a serving?

the only thing i did differently was cook it for 25 min instead of 35. i think my oven is a little wacko. otherwise, SOOOO DELICIOUS!!

Is there anyway I could make them without butter or soy margarine? I need to, becasue I just don't want to go to the store, and I don't have butter or margarine.....

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. Used wheat four instead. Muffins came out super sweet and beautifully golden brown. Great vegan treat.

just mixed up the batter and have them in the oven. I added quite a bit of almond milk (i dont drink soy) yet the consistency was still VERY thick.Is it supposed to be?

For Cheryl's vissit

am vegan as well: I would substitute the baking cups not paper use silicone, use sea salt, use natural sugar not granulated (processed white sugar) , use wheat flour not white, or if you are allergic to wheat grain flour - you can also grind your own, can use substitute eggs instead of 1 TB baking powder 1/2 tsp egg substitute, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp real vanilla ext. the blueberries are far better when you grow your own sweeter.

You could substitute coconut margarine (I think Earth Balance makes it) for the soy margarine and coconut milk for the soy milk if you can't have or don't like soy. Also, as others pointed out there are several other kinds of milks out there. Hemp, oat, almond and coconut are among the ones I've seen besides the usual soy. :)

interesting recipe. I haven't tried it, but have used applesauce before in muffins and also milled flax seed and water in place of eggs which works well. The only downside to me is way too much sugar. I use 1/4 cup of sugar for 12 muffins.

Also forgot to say previously, I wouldn't add salt to the recipe - there's plenty in the soy margarine.

The picture shows something on top with the blueberries. Are those nuts or soy beans? Perhaps this picture is not a product from the recipe.

I just made these today and they are good! I don't like sugar so I used 1/4 cup of maple syrup instead. I usually use apple sauce, banana or flax meal for egg replacers. I've also used coconut oil in place of Earth Balance and it gives a great flavor. You can also add poppy seeds and lemon zest for an added flavor. Vegan for Life!

the most delicious cruelty free recipe,i make these muffins all the time.

I just made these muffins. These are better than regular, non vegan muffins. I will make again very soon.

Just made these. Even the meat-eating husband approves! Id add some cinnamon sugar on top, yumm

I substitute the blueberries for raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, anything I've got. Later today I'll be using mulberries.