V. Blueberry Muffins

V. Blueberry Muffins

I've never been much of a sweets person or a baker, so baking these muffins was a big deal for me. 

My taste buds tend to crave salty/savory vs. sweet and I would 100% choose an egg sandwich over a plate of french toast or pancakes for breakfast any day. But I had blueberries in my fridge and the smell of freshly baked goods in the morning makes for a happy home. My boyfriend loves sweets, so I kinda did it for him, but trying to make these sweet treats a healthier alternative then a regular blueberry muffin. We consciously try to limit our sugar, dairy and meat, looking for healthy replacements. 

The way I eat is not 100 % vegan/vegetarian/gluten free etc. But, I do try and limit my dairy and meat consumption when I have the choice. Switching little things in recipes like almond milk for regular and coconut sugar instead of granulated sugar makes a worlds of a difference. It's the little things that you can swap out that will make a long term impact on your health. Personally, my body feels a lot better when I eat this way, I notice a huge difference in the quality of my skin, energy levels and digestion. 

For Vegan Blueberry Muffins:

I literally typed in "vegan blueberry muffins" in the search engine on google, and up popped this recipe https://www.mydarlingvegan.com/2015/03/vegan-blueberry-muffins/ 

 

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I followed it to a tee, except I used coconut sugar in place of granulated sugar and coconut oil in place of canola oil. 

I did make an optional non-vegan crumble to sprinkle on top before baking. You CAN make this crumble vegan if you use a vegan butter, I just didn't have any in my fridge, so hence the real butter. 

For the Crumble:

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon 

Pinch of salt 

1/4 cup melted butter, or vegan butter

For the crumble, mix everything together in a mixing bowl with a fork. Little crumbles should form. If it is still fluffy, add a little bit more butter. And if it is too wet add more flour. After the muffin batter is poured into the baking cups, sprinkle crumble over the top. I sprinkled a generous amount because I LOVE crumble. Its my favorite part of a muffin. 

xoxo

 

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