Vegan Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

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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 TimeCook TimeMakes
15 Mins20 Mins10 muffins
Vegan Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins
5.0 from 39 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. Josie

    Thank you for this delicious recipe. I replaced the oil with applesauce and it still worked perfectly.

    • Madhuram

      Wow! That’s great to know, Josie. Thank you for the feedback.

  2. Susan Wright

    it looks so good but I have to wait until our bundt cake is done I am going to make these they look so nice Thank you

    • Madhuram

      Please do try it, Susan. It’s a wholesome muffin recipe.

  3. Susan Gail Wright

    do you have to put them in the fridge or leave them on the counter

    • Madhuram

      It depends, Susan. In our house, it’s done within 3 days maximum, so I leave it on the counter. It might be a problem if it’s more than that I guess.

  4. Devanshi

    Hi, using the same recipe can I substitute normal dairy milk instead of Almond milk.
    Also as I wish to make it for my kid, can I only use whole wheat flour, will it work?

    • Madhuram

      Yes, you can replace the almond milk with dairy milk and whole wheat flour as well.

  5. Amy

    Amazing recipe! I used 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 3/4 cup of all purpose flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour, as suggested, and they came out beautifully. Fluffy yet substantial texture and not too sweet. I sometimes struggle to get wholemeal baking right so I was thrilled these came out so nicely. Thanks heaps.

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much trying the recipe and for the feedback, Amy.

  6. Daniel

    The only problem I have with these muffins is that I can’t stop eating them! They are so delicious, especially the next day. This is my first attempt at vegan baking, other than bread, and they turned out perfectly. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much for your kind words, Daniel.