Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Lovely blueberry muffins that are vegan and gluten-free.

Vegan Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Based loosely on my tried-and-true favorite Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins, this updated vegan and gluten-free recipe is wheat-free, egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free. How's that for allergen-free goodness?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-muffin tin with paper liners.

Whisk together in a mixing bowl:

1 1/4 cups sorghum flour* see note
1/2 cup buckwheat or millet flour
1/2 cup potato or tapioca starch
1 cup organic light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice

Add in and combine:

1/2 cup organic applesauce
1/2 warm vanilla rice milk
1/3 cup extra light olive oil or Spectrum Organic Shortening
2 teaspoons bourbon vanilla extract

Prepare and fold in your egg replacer:

For two eggs:

1 tablespoon Energ-G Egg Replacer
4 tablespoons warm water

Whisk till frothy. Add to the batter and gently combine.

Karina's Notes:

If the batter appears too dry, add more rice milk, one tablespoon at a time.

If the batter is too thin and wet, add a little extra rice flour, a tablespoon at a time. Humid weather can make flours damp.

The batter should be slightly thicker than wheat based muffin batter.

When the batter consistency looks good, gently stir in:

1 heaping cup fresh or frozen organic blueberries (still frozen, not thawed)

Spoon the batter evenly into the twelve baking cups. Sprinkle a little organic brown sugar on the tops if you wish.

Bake in the center of the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes if using frozen blueberries, until the muffins are golden and dry in the center (check with a wooden pick). If using fresh blueberries, cut back on the baking time and check for doneness at 18 to 20 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack very briefly, then tip the muffins out of the pan and place them on a wire rack to continue cooling (this way, they don't develop soggy bottoms).

These are oh-so-yummy warm from the oven.

For future snacking, wrap the muffins individually in foil, then freeze in a big zip-freezer bag. Thaw at room temperature or briefly re-heat in a microwave for thirty seconds.

8 (More) Random Factoids

Will Patton as Henry on the set of The Canyon movie
Will Patton photo by Mark Williams © 2007

Some time ago I participated in the Ten Things You Never Knew About Me meme. Since then I've been asked- perhaps a dozen times- to join in the Eight Random Facts About Me meme, and when Isaiah of Gluten-Free Bay e-mailed me, Tag - you're it! I knew it was time to give in, kick off my flip flops and jump in feet first.

Eight More Random Factoids::

1. Will Patton and I bonded over a hat. And an off-the-cuff dialogue edit on the set of Steve's movie The Canyon.

2. I curse like Rene Russo in Get Shorty.

3. My Irish grandfather once hid his bookmaking book in my crib. I was in it at the time. He was hiding it from the police who were searching the house. The female officer assigned to keep an eye on my mother and me evidently bought my whole wide-eyed innocence act. After all, you don't expect a toddler to be holding.

4. While Kelly at Celiac Chicks once got on stage at a Chris Isaak concert, I barely escaped fisticuffs at one of Chris Isaak's gigs (see Factoid #2). Steve bought us front row seats for my fiftieth birthday. The view was serious eye candy. Unfortunately, the drunken buffoon behind me decided to scream Freebird! and Stairway to Heaven! while Chris was performing his acoustic set. When the lout responded to my request to Please! Shut the f*ck up! with Go f*ck yourself! and then poured beer on my jean jacket, things almost got ugly.

5. Leonard Cohen asked me to dinner once and my response was, Oh. I'm not dressed for it! (Note to self: When Leonard Cohen asks you to dinner, you say, Yes.)

6. I eat chips and salsa in bed.

7. When Warren Zevon died I cried for a week.

8. My fantasy dinner party would be to invite Lauren Bacall, Frances McDormand, Martha Plimpton, Kathy Bates, Diane Keaton and Dame Helen Mirren. I like to laugh. What would I serve? Pitchers of margaritas and green chile enchiladas, of course.

In the spirit of playing nice I'll reach out and tag a few people- but if any of you Dear Readers who blog want to join in and post your own 8 Random Facts- don't be shy. We don't stand on ceremony here at Casa Allrich. Kick off your shoes and confess your own juicy tidbits. (Note: comments are closed.)

I tag-

Cindy at Cindalou's Kitchen Blues
Garrett at Vanilla Garlic
Bureka Boy at Is That My Bureka?
Alexander at Stir of the Moment
Dylan at Dylan's Gluten Freedom

Kindred Spirits joining in the fun:

Cate at Beyond the Fields We Know
Mrs. GF - Recipes for a Gluten-Free Life
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