Blueberry lemon muffins|GF, oil-free, vegan & healthy

Last week I had a blueberry muffin in a cafe and it was yummy, but I felt like a touch of lemon would make it even better. So I made some myself!

healthy and vegan blueberry lemon muffins

I didn’t use any oil or fat and I also used birch sugar ( xylit), which has 40% less calories,  instead of regular sugar. Of course you can also use coconut sugar or regular sugar instead 🙂

healthy and vegan blueberry lemon muffins, oil free and glutenfreeThe muffins are rather on the chewy/ compact side. They are not heavy or fudgy like a brownie, just not extremely fluffy! I might post a fluffy version in the future, if you’d like. Maybe your’s will turn out differently depending on the flour(s) you use, plus if you add protein powder ( like I did) or not.  Either way, they were delicious!

Recipe ( 12 muffins)

Wet ingredients

  • 200 g apple sauce
  • 200 ml plant milk
  • 1 flax egg ( 1 tbsp flax seeds + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 150g sugar/coconut sugar/ birch sugar( xylit)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Dry ingredients

  • 100g oat flour ( blended oats in a mixer )
  • 50g coconut flour
  • 50g rice flour ( can be replaced by plain flour too)
  • 50g plant protein ( can be replaced with a flour of choice, except coconut flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda ( German: Natron)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder


  • 1tbsp powdered sugar / powdered birch sugar
  • 1tsp water


  1. Prepare the flax egg in a small bowl or glass.
  2. Mix all wet ingredients in a big bowl and add the flax egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients.  Pour the flour mixture into the big bowl with the wet mixture and stir until its well combined.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C ( 350°F) , upper and lower heat
  5. Put the dough into 12 muffin tins, preferably placed in a muffin sheet, so they won’t loose their form while baking ( or just use an oiled muffin sheet).
  6. Cover them with frozen blueberries and bake them for 25 min. Use a toothpick/skewer to check if they are ready.
  7. Let them cool down, stir the two ingredients for the frosting together and drizzle it over your muffins.

Hope you enjoy 🙂

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