My Eulogy to Blueberries: Vegan Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Blueberries.

As your precious season comes to an end, I am reminded of the tender moments we have shared over the past few weeks.

There was the time with the cereal, when you danced on top of my cornflakes, changing my morning from ho-hum to bursts of delight.

There was the waffles. Who could forget the waffles?  So airy, so light, so delicious. But they would have been nothing (just a mere waffle) without the addition of you.

And then there was that day- you know the one. Where I just picked you up, one by one, gobbling each little morsel until I reached the bottom of what I thought was a bottomless bowl.

I give you this, blueberries: my last hurrah of the short lived season. My tribute to you and all you offer to a baked good, a morning breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Thank you for being you. Thank you for being blue.

Vegan Blueberry Lemon Muffins

These are a great afternoon snack with the kids. We made them together and the kids loved them. Simple and not too sweet, but just sweet enough.

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 T baking powder

1/2 t salt

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup almond milk

2 T vanilla soy yogurt

1 t vanilla

grated zest of one lemon

1 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a muffin tin.

In a large bowl, sift flours, baking powder, salt and sugar. In another bowl, whisk oil, almond milk, soy yogurt, vanilla and lemon. In a small bowl, add blueberries. Take a few tablespoons of the flour mixture and mix it in with the blueberries. Fold wet ingredients into dry and mix carefully. (Do not overmix.) Fold in blueberries.

Fill muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes.

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13 thoughts on “My Eulogy to Blueberries: Vegan Blueberry Lemon Muffins

  1. Whenever it is the end of the season for something, it is always so sad! This looks like a beautiful coda to a summer of blueberries. They look great. I can’t believe they’re vegan!

    1. Surprisingly, they don’t taste vegan either! I was quite pleased! I just read about how we had a shorter blueberry season this year due to our early heat waves 😦

  2. You’re saying goodbye to blueberries while I’m saying hello to maple-bacon. 🙂
    P.S. We still have blueberries out West. Come and get ’em!

    1. so cute! loved your tribute – really made me giggle – looking forward to trying the recipe [we never get blueberries fresh in Israel – I’ll need to use the frozen 😦 ]

      1. Thanks! You may not get fresh blueberries, but you do get citrus and avocados like my friends out west. Always jealous of that!

  3. Love it. I was just at the market yesterday, talking to the blueberry lady – here in Northern CA, we will be getting blueberries down from the mountains well into August – so, I will have lots of time to try your muffins. Yay!

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