Tender, moist crumbs, juicy, tangy blueberries, mellow sweetness, and crispy crumb toppings are everything you'd find in these dairy free blueberry muffins. Not only are they delicious, they are also incredibly easy and quick to make. You can literally have them for breakfast in 25 minutes or less!
Y'all already know how much of a sucker I am for breakfast/ brunch food..especially if they're sweet, lol. I mean there's no better way to start off the morning than eating sweet things for breakfast and no one can judge you for it. And these muffins are exactly what I want. Sweet, moist, tender, and healthy-ish?😅 Oh, come on! They're filled with blueberries. Of course, they're healthy!😝
Any who, if you are looking for other sweets you can devour for brunch and breakfast, you may like these:
Now, let's dive into some FAQs and tips on making these Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins!
Are there other oil alternatives?
Absolutely! You are welcomed to substitute coconut oil for other neutral-ish oils like vegetable , grapeseed oil, or even avocado oil. However, I would avoid oils like olive oil and sesame oil because they are strong in flavor...unless that's what you want.
Can I use frozen blueberries for my blueberry muffins?
Personally, I prefer fresh blueberries because they taste fresh and juicy and stay a nice deep purple when baked. But if you only have frozen ones, they are perfectly fine to use as well.
If you are using frozen blueberries, make sure to rinse them under cold water a few times until no more color leeches from the blueberries then let them dry on paper towels. Doing so will prevent the blueberries from turning your muffins into an appealing greenish blue.
Can I make my muffins sweeter?
Yes! This muffin recipe contains less sugar than normal because I'm not a big fan of super sweet muffins like those from the grocery stores. And because these muffins are less sweet, I can eat tons of them. Isn't that the purpose of baking? But if you prefer them sweeter, I don't judge! You can add up to another ¼ cup of sugar.
How full should I fill each cupcake liner?
I love it when batters are thick enough to be scooped. 🥰
Because muffins are a bit denser than cupcakes, they won't rise as much. So don't be afraid to pack a little more batter into each liner. The recipe should make you exactly 12 cupcake size muffins, so divide the batter evenly! For my muffins, I filled them almost to the rim of the liners. And even if some batter spill out during baking, it is A-okay. They are called muffins, so I'm sure they'll taste and look great with some muffin tops. 😉
Is it okay to add more blueberries to the muffin batter?
I like to add a few fresh blueberries to the tops of each muffin so that each bite are guaranteed a blueberry.
Technically, yes. You can add as much blueberries to the batter as you like. If you are using fresh blueberries, you don't have to worry about much. However, if you are using frozen ones, you may want to hold back on the amount used because they tend to carry a lot of moisture from being frozen. But then you have to think, "Did I just make blueberries with some muffins or muffins with blueberries?" 😜
Then you can top the muffins off with some crumb toppings for additional texture and sweetness. It is amazing!
Can I substitute other fruits for blueberries?
I don't see why not. You should be able to substitute other fruits that are similar in moisture content to blueberries easily. If you want to use dried fruits, I suggest rehydrating them a little before adding to the batter to prevent your muffins from tasting dry.
They were right out of the oven, and we were ready to gobble them up!
What kind of flour should I use to make these Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins?
I highly recommend either all-purpose (A/P) or pastry flour. Both of these flour have a lower gluten content than bread flour and higher gluten content than cake flour. Too much gluten will make tough muffins and too little gluten will make crumblier, cake-like muffins. So stick to all-purpose or pastry.
Bake with love,
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Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins with Crumble Topping
For the crumble:
For the muffins:
- For the crumble topping:In a bowl, mix together flour, both sugars, and salt with a fork. Add the melted coconut oil and mix until well combined. Set aside until needed.
- For the rest of the blueberry muffins:Preheat oven to 400°F and line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners. You can skip the liner and just grease the tin with oil if it's a nonstick cupcake tin.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, add the eggs, sugar, coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla, and salt. Whisk until well combined and emulsified. Add the flour mixture and about ¾ of the blueberries and gently mix until everything is just moistened and no more dry flour is visible. DON'T over mix!
- Assemble and bake:Divide the batter evenly into the 12 cupcake liners and top the batter with the remaining blueberries and crumble topping.*Keep some of the crumb toppings in large pieces for some texture contrast.*
- Bake the muffins for about 18 to 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean or with just a few crumbs.
- Optional - For a bit more color on the muffins, broil on high for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Remove the muffins form the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes before taking them out of the muffin tin. Let the muffins cool completely on a cooling rack. Enjoy!
- Fluff, spoon, and level - Using a scale is the most preferred measuring method for accuracy, especially for baking recipes. Without a scale, this flour measuring technique is the next best alternative. To use this method:
- Fluff up the flour in the bag or the flour canister.
- Spoon the fluffed flour into the measuring cup, without shaking or tapping, until the flour overflows.
- Use a straight-edge, like a the back of a butter knife, to scrape off the excess flour.