Vegan Blueberry Flax Breakfast Muffins

When life puts giant boxes of blueberries on sale what do you do? Thank your lucky stars, buy a box, and eat the entirety of said box thinking about how great a blueberry muffin would be. Proceed to purchase another giant box of blueberry muffins two days later to fulfill muffin desires. Win at life. Repeat as necessary.

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What is not to love about blueberry muffins? For some reason they have always been my favorite. Simple, classic, and bursting with juicy balls of berry juice. Mmm. In fact, when I broke into one of these beauties today I managed to splatter blueberry juice all over my freshly cleaned hoodie. Because we all know I literally cannot wear clean laundry for a full day without soiling it. Such is my life. #slob

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Blueberry muffins are always something I come back to. Yeah I’ll get excited about that other cool trendy flavor. Sure I’ll give a chocolate chip muffin a whirl, and yeah I’m down with a banana walnut as much as the next girl. But for me, at the end of the day, it’s always back to my bloobies. The blessed bloobies wrapped up in carby goodness.

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This talk of carby goodness brings up my next point about muffins. In my opinion, there are two types of muffins: breakfast muffins and dessert muffins. Both are excellent for different reasons and warrant a time and place to be eaten. Some days I want a mile-high crumble top to give me a sugar buzz. But today I wanted a not-too-sweet-eatable-for-breakfast-hearty muffin. And then I went into blueberry muffin labor and birthed a dozen Beautiful Blueberry Breakfast Muffins.

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Yum. These babies are 100% whole grain, and have a gluten free option as well. Vegan, per usual, they have nothing in them they do not need. Add as much sweetener as you desire; I’m putting you in charge here with a sliding scale to suit to your personal preference.

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Eat as you please. I enjoy them microwaved for about 10 seconds with a smudge of almond butter, and/or with a smudge of coconut butter and some raspberry jam. But you can jam on them however you wish. I’m not bluffin’ with no muffin, you should make a batch and enjoy them as a quick snack or breakfast for the rest of your week and/or day if you love carbs as much as I do. Eat up homies~!

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Vegan Blueberry Flax Breakfast Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 25-35 minutes
Level: Easy


  • 2 cups oat flour (can make with 2 cups rolled oats processed in a food processor or blender until fine powder forms)
    • Note: I also made these with 1 cup oat flour and 1 cup spelt flour. This was also wonderful!
  • 1/4 cup ground flax (can sub chia seeds)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (can sub canola)
  • 1 cup almond or soy milk + 1 teaspoon vinegar, left to sit for at least 10 minutes
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce or 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup – 1 cup brown sugar (depending on level of desired sweetness); can also sup 1/3rd-1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. In a cup or bowl, combine almond milk and vinegar and allow to curdle, at least 10 minutes.

3. In a large bowl, combine flour, flax seed, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix together well.

4. Add apple sauce, melted coconut oil, sugar and/or maple syrup, almond milk + vinegar mixture to bowl with flour. Mix gently until just combined. Fold in blueberries.

5. Grease or line a 12-tin muffin tray. Fill each spot about 3/4ths of the way full with muffin batter. Place into the oven for 25-35 minutes until puffed, golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean upon removal. Allow to cool (or don’t) and enjoy. Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 4 days, and/or freeze.

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  1. Lin says

    Made these. They were delicious. Subbed blueberries for chocolate chips. I made 12 mini muffins because the batter only filled up about half of each muffin hole. They came out pretty small, but I would definitely make these again. They tasted really good.

  2. Lina Correa says

    Hi, let me start off by saying I’m NOT a good baker. I love this ingredient list so I gave it a shot. My muffins came out very flat. Do you know what I might have done wrong? Could it be the oven temperature? I set it 25 degrees lower because I feel like my oven burns things. I don’t know how to troubleshoot a baking recipe because I don’t bake well and I want to get these right. Thanks for your help!

    • says

      I do not. I don’t focus on calories; I focus on hunger/fullness. However, I may start calculating caloric values in the future for readers (I’m re-starting this blog today after months of neglect).

  3. Phoebe Downes says

    Tried it and my nephew (who is allergic to everything) loved it! *Quick Note: you mention cinnamon
    in instructions but not in the ingredients. Let me know if it will help the recipe.

    • says

      Hi there! It’s not necessary, but makes for a pseudo buttermilk of sorts, and helps make for a moist texture. The vinegar also helps react with the baking soda to help the muffin rise. 🙂

  4. D.Y. says

    I calculated the nutrition facts for 1 muffin:
    Cal: 167.5
    Total Fat: 5.9
    Carbs: 27.2
    Fiber: 3.9
    Sugars: 10.4
    Protein: 3.8

  5. Renee says

    Hi…i have made these a few times and just love them! I made some last night and added walnuts to them. Your nutrition values look about right as i weigh and calculate macronutrients all the time. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

  6. Renee says

    Hi…i have made these a few times and just love them! I made some last night and added walnuts to them. ( the nutrition values look about right as i weighed and calculated the ingredients also. It really depends on what is being used.)
    Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

    • says

      Hi thanks for your kind words! I certainly do. Visit my homepage for many more. Also see the recipes tab, which I should update today. I also have an ebook full of vegan desserts on Amazon called 40 easy vegan desserts.

  7. Zouba says

    Can i use millet flour or buckwheat flour or coconut flour cause i m allergic to other kinds of flour . If yes how much the amount shouldbe

    • says

      Hit here! I have not tried these with millet or buckwheat flours, however, I think it would work with varied results. I have never baked with millet flour so I can’t comment on it, but for buckwheat flour I would suggest mixing with a more neutral flavored flour in 50/50 amounts. Are you allergic to plain rolled oats?

  8. Noale says

    Hey, I made these with rasberries and with the apple sauce option and they were AMAZING!. BUT – ow much cinnamon should I use (last time skipped that step, but would like to try :))

    • Katherine Baker says

      Glad to hear you liked them. The raspberries sound AMAZING. Cinnamon is up to you! I like a lot of cinnamon, so I add about up to a teaspoon, but I’d say between 1/4-1/2 should be good.

    • Katherine Baker says

      Hi Noale! I’m so happy you enjoyed them. And sounds sooo good with raspberries; I’ll have to try that! As for cinnamon I’d say that depends on your taste buds. I’d go with a teaspoon if you like cinnamon or slightly more if you love cinnamon, and about 1/2-3/4 teaspoon if you want just a hint. Hope that helps!

  9. Sam says

    Currently have a batch in the oven. Wanted something healthy but different for brekkie and came across your recipe 😀

  10. Courtney Swan says

    I just made these for the second time. The first time I made them they came out great and were super delicious, however this time they came out really flat, sunken in even. Any tips on what I may have overlooked? Thanks so much!

    • Katherine Baker says

      Hi there Courtney. Thanks for stopping by. I’m sorry your muffins came out flat! Did you add the vinegar? Also, is your baking soda by chance old?

    • Katherine Baker says

      So glad you and your family enjoyed them! That warms my heart and soul. Thanks for commenting. Happy holidays.


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