A few weeks ago I shared that we upgraded our favorite Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins with Lemon and that if possible, the Lemon Blueberry Muffins were even better!
Both those recipes call for 3 egg and so many of you asked for an egg free adaptation that I had to give it a try.
If a recipe calls for 1 egg, I can almost always make a quick substitution with flax egg. If you haven’t made flax egg, it’s super easy! Just 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal mixed with 2 1/2 tablespoons water, mix it and let sit for 5-10 minutes. It thickens and can be substituted one for one most of the time.
But in this case, with 3 eggs, I had to play around a bit.
The first batch I made tasted great flavor-wise but were a little dense. Not so dense that we didn’t eat them all though…
Next time round, I added I added some baking soda and almond milk (you could used dairy free milk of choice if nut free) and it all worked brilliantly!
These vegan muffins are soft and moist, and still bursting with blueberries and a hint of lemon… so good that my husband keeps asking what’s in them!
Here’s what’s in them– real, whole food ingredients: gluten-free flour (we use GFJules flour affiliate link), baking powder, baking soda, salt, cane sugar (you could substitute coconut sugar), dairy free butter, dairy free yogurt (we used almond milk yogurt), flax egg, almond milk, fresh lemon juice, freshly grated lemon zest, vanilla extract, blueberries and turbinado sugar for topping.
This combination works together so well together! The muffins are light and fluffy, full of juicy blueberries and have a hint of lemon that is so fresh tasting! And the texture is so perfectly soft and wonderful.
If you are nut-free, feel free to use a yogurt and milk of choice.
One important tip for best texture and flavor: Be sure to rest the batter for 15 minutes prior to filling muffin tins and baking. You will notice that we rest this one less than the one with eggs. When we rested it too long, the muffins became quite dense! So don’t rest for more than 15 minutes.
Remember to sprinkle with Turbino Sugar before baking! I have to admit I sometimes forget this step but if you can remember, that extra sprinkle of sugar gives the muffins a real bakery feel.
You don’t have to be gluten-free or vegan to love these muffin so give them a try and let me know what you think.
I hope you love them as much as we do!
Scroll down to see the recipe and leave a comment if you try.