Wacky Blueberry Muffins (Naturally Vegan)


Like “wacky cake” from the wartime era, this cost-effective recipe for wacky blueberry muffins can be made with just inexpensive pantry ingredients – and some blueberries, of course! That said, you can swap in other berries or even chocolate chips, if desired. Note that these muffins are a touch denser than bakery-style, but should still rise nicely.

Wacky Blueberry Muffins Recipe (naturally vegan and use just a handful of pantry ingredients!)

This wacky blueberry muffins recipe was originally contributed to us back in 2006 as an adaptation of one on VegWeb. We’ve updated it for National Blueberry Muffin Day this year!

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In addition to the comments below, Facebook follower Amanda shared a photo on our Facebook Page and said:

There were 8…they are disappearing fast! And tasted even better than they looked!

Special Diet Notes: Wacky Blueberry Muffins

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

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Wacky Blueberry Muffins (Naturally Vegan)
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This is a beloved muffin recipe adapted from VegWeb.
Serves: 8 muffins
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour (can sub part white-wheat flour)
  • ½ cup sugar (or your granulated sugar of choice)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ to 1 cup vanilla dairy-free milk beverage (of choice)
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (wild if possible!)
  1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF and line 8 muffin wells with cupcake liners.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a mixing bowl. Add ¾ cup milk beverage and the oil. Stir until just combined; do not overmix. If you are at higher altitude or in a dry climate, you may need to increase the milk beverage to 1 cup. Fold in the blueberries.
  3. Pour the batter into baking cups and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly golden on top and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out crumb-free.

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    • I do recommend the dairy-free milk beverage – it adds flavor, a little sweetness, and a little body to the crumb. If you opt to use water, I would add some vanilla extract and you might like a smidgen more sweetener. I haven’t tested this recipe with water as a heads up!

  1. These came out great! They were just sweet enough. I used coconut sugar and then used the unsifted, coarse coconut sugar for a topping. I used coconut oil, but I might try vegan butter next time for extra richness. 3/4 c. of almond milk was just right for me!

  2. Lauren Taylor on

    My friend made these and they’re amazing so now I’m doing them! Two questions: 1. Do the muffins freeze well? 2. How many calories are in them?

  3. Just tried these super yummy blueberry muffins ❤️
    They are bomb !!
    This is going to be my go to recipe .

    • Both bananas and peanut butter will change the texture. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing though. The bananas add moisture (I’m assuming you are mashing them, not chopping), and so you might need to bake the muffins for longer. Peanut butter does fairly well when added to muffins, but can sometimes cause them to be a little drier, depending on the PB.

  4. Just came across this recipe this afternoon and decided to give it a try… I used So good original and I love them, my girls love them. They have food allergies (dairy, eggs, nuts, fish, shellfish) and I was starting to be fed up with chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cakes. So Happy to have found your recipe Alisa! These muffins are delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  6. Do the blueberries have to be frozen? Can I use fresh blueberries? What is the difference when it comes to cooking?

  7. These were delicious. I used half AP flour and half whole wheat and substituted applesauce for oil. Definitely will make these again!

  8. Have been making these muffins from a similar recipe for years. Substitute 1/4 applesauce for the oil…taste great!

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