Vegan Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

(from 17 reviews)
Vegan Blueberry Muffins

A couple of days back I stumbled upon blueberry muffin recipe using maple syrup instead of sugar. It also used a considerable quantity of whole wheat flour and ground flax seed. I decided to incorporate some of these changes in the already popular vegan blueberry muffins I have in this blog and I was very pleased with the result and decided to share it with you all.

If you have tried the original vegan blueberry muffins I have here, I'm pretty sure that you are going to love this one too because taste wise and texture wise it is pretty much the same but this new version is healthier than the old one. Now who wouldn't love this! I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of a combination of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour. Since I have baked quite a lot with whole wheat pastry flour we didn't miss the white flour in the recipe. The pastry flour gave a nice texture and nutty flavor to the soft and delicate muffins. It wasn't too sweet either. Just perfect.


Vegan Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Prep time
15 Mins
Cook time
20 Mins
10 muffins
Vegan Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins
4.9 from 17 reviews
Can whole grain and vegan blueberry muffins be as tasty as its white counterpart? Try this recipe and you will definitely agree with me.
  • 1/4 cup Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 and 3/4 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Orange Zest
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • As needed Sugar for sprinkling on muffin tops (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C for 15 minutes. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and grease it well with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the almond milk and vinegar; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine together the ground flax seed, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, oil, milk mixture, vanilla extract and orange zest.
  5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir in the wet ingredients with a rubber spatula until just moistened. Fold in blueberries.
  6. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups; about 3 tablespoons in each. Sprinkle the tops with sugar.
  7. Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean which is about 15-20 minutes. I took out mine after 17 minutes.
  8. Transfer the tin to a cooling rack and leave it there for 5 minutes. Then remove the muffins out of the tin and let it cool completely.
My Notes:
  1. If you are not able to find whole wheat pastry flour, then you can use 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 3/4th cup of all purpose flour as mentioned in the original recipe.
  2. If using frozen blueberries, do no thaw it because it will bleed.
  3. I guess you could use any non dairy milk instead of almond milk.
  4. If you are a spice fan you can use up to a teaspoon of cinnamon.
  5. Since we prefer mildly sweet treats, I did not sprinkle sugar on top of the muffins.
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  1. Just made these and they are amazing. I used oat milk and honey instead plus maybe a little extra cinnamon and they are so delicious. So glad I found this recipe

  2. Hi – I just made a batch of these (the only substitution was soy milk instead of almond milk). The texture turned out great! They were not too sweet, so perfect for for kids’ snacks (and adults), but I’d probably add some sugar if I were making it for “an event” or to take somewhere. My only question/problem was that I could taste the baking soda (not strong, but very much there). Did I do something wrong, or is that normal with this recipe? I baked my usual banana nut muffins along side these and that recipe uses 1 teaspoon of baking soda (vs 1.5 tea in this recipe). I don’t think that 1/2 tea of baking soda extra should make much difference in taste. Any ideas/tips? Could I use less baking soda? Thank you once again for a great recipe! My dairy allergic two year old loved his “bube musshins” 🙂

    • Thanks for the detailed feedback J. Do you think the aftertaste was from the baking soda or the vinegar? Initially I was using white vinegar in my baking recipes and always felt that it left an aftertaste and then switched to apple cider vinegar and use that only in my baking recipes and never had any issues about the smell or taste.

  3. Hello Madhuram, I’m very impressed that you’ve managed to find a recipe that is healthy without making any compromises to the taste. The muffins came out looking like store bought ones. My fussy toddler loved them. 1/2 cup maple syrup seemed a bit less but my almond milk contained agave syrup so the sweetness was just right. Also a big fan of your “I can’t believe it’s eggless chocolate cake”. Thank you and keep up the good work!

  4. Thank you, these were good.
    My son is coeliac so I used 3/4 cup of besan flour and 1 cup of g.f. Flour. Then I needed to add more besan flour and more ground flaxseed to get the proper consistency. But I was very pleased with the result.

  5. The best I’ve made yet !!!!! Thank you!!!!
    I just replaced vegetable oil with coconut oil
    Maple syrup with agave syrup and orange zest with lemon zest
    Also my almond milk contains natural vanilla flavour which is perfect since I didn’t have vanilla extract (can’t seem to find one without alcohol)
    Cheers!!! Go eggless or go home !!!

  6. Tried these for the first time today. I replaced the oil with applesauce because I try to avoid all oils/fats. Also replaced almond milk with rice milk and orange zest with lemon zest because they are what I had on hand. They were fabulous! Thank you so much for the recipe:)


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