Vegan Blueberry & Almond Spelt Muffins

Sweet 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

 

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

  • 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

Wet ingredients

  • 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

 

Instructions

  • 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!

 

 

Notes:

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).