Zesty Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Citrus and berries sing in these giant-sized muffins

Photo: Shayla Roberts

These muffins are easy to make and great for a post-workout snack! Use fresh or frozen blueberries or cranberries. They are a delicious source of calcium and fibre.

Serves 6


  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 2 1⁄2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 cup natural sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup organic canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Zest of one lemon 
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries or cranberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a muffin pan with 6 extra-large baking cups.
  2. In a large measuring cup, add plant-based milk and apple cider vinegar. Let curdle.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, flax, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, zest and juice a large lemon. Add sugar, canola oil and vanilla extract. Add the plant-based milk mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Stir into the dry ingredients. Don’t overmix, a few lumps are okay. Fold in berries. If using frozen berries there is no need to thaw.
  6. Spoon into muffin tins, filling each cup 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Allow muffins to cool before removing from the pan.

Nutrition facts per serving: Calories 325; protein 9.3 g; fat 11.9 g; carbs 45 g. 

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