Vegan Blueberry & Almond Spelt MuffinsSweet treats
Healthy vegan food does not have to be boring nor does it mean you miss out on cake. These healthy spelt muffins burst with blueberries, have a hint of almond and a gorgeous muffin texture. You would never guess they were vegan.
Vegan Blueberry & Almond Spelt Muffins
Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20mins Serves: 12 muffins
- 150g (1 cup + 2 tsp) whole wheat spelt flour*
- 150g (1 cup + 2 tsp cup) white spelt flour
- 150g (1 cup) coconut sugar**
- 50g (1/2 cup) flaked almonds (crushed with a mortar and pestle/ back of a spoon)
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 flax eggs ( 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds + 6 Tbsp water)
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 150g (1 cup) Tbsp coconut oil, melted (not hot) ***
- 240mls (1 cup) sparkling water
- 150g (1 cup) fresh blueberries + few more to put on top
- Pre-heat oven to gas mark 5 / 375 F / 101 C
- Add flour, sugar, flaked almonds, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly to combine ingredients.
- Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the melted flax eggs, almond extract, melted coconut oil and sparkling water. Mix 2-3 times.
- Add blueberries and fold into mixture mixing until all ingredients combined taking care not to over mix (mixing approximately 8 times).
- Using a 1/4 cup cooking scoop, drop the batter into the prepared muffin wells and scatter a few blueberries and oats on top.
- Bake for 20 mins or until a skewer/stick comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tray for 5-10mins before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
- Allow to cool for 1 1/2 – 2 hours for the best texture muffin and result. Enjoy!
There may be a slight difference in grams to cup conversion depending on the cups used. When using cups level off dry ingredients with a flat edge of a knife or spatula to ensure a proper measurement.
* You can substitute whole wheat and white spelt for all-purpose flour ** You can substitute coconut sugar for cane sugar (muffins will come out a littler colour) *** You can substitute coconut oil for vegan margarine ( although not recommended). *** You can substitute coconut oil for vegan margarine (although not recommended).