Whole-Wheat Blueberry Muffins for IAVW: British

Whole-Wheat Blueberry Muffins
It’s British month here at Holy Cow! with It’s A Vegan World: British, and what can be more British than a muffin fresh out of the oven?

I remember the time I had my first muffin. It was the early ’90s and a British ship that had morphed from a military ship into a floating library that sailed around the world had docked into Bombay Harbor. I went on board to do a story. As someone who loves books with a passion, and because I get seasick, being in a ship lined wall-to-wall with books and not worrying about it sailing away was an extra-special treat, as you might well imagine.

On board was also a little cafetaria that sold some very traditional British sweets and treats. Everything looked amazing, but I pounced at a muffin.

I don’t remember exactly how it tasted or what kind of muffin it was, but I remember this: it was delicious, and I was hooked.

I bake up muffins all the time now in my kitchen, and I love them for quick pre-breakfast treats, or as healthy tea-time snacks. I usually make them with fruit, like these applesauce mini muffins or these banana nut muffins. This time, with blueberries overwhelming the market, I decided to make blueberry muffins.

These are not what are typically referred to as English muffins in my part of the world, which are flat, yeasted breads that are not sweet and are usually served for breakfast. I have never developed a taste for those, but these I can eat any time!

I gotta rush off now, but before I go, I also want to send these to Madhuram’s wonderfully healthy whole-grain and eggless baking event. These muffins use mostly whole-wheat flour, but they’re so delicious, you’d never guess they were deliciously healthy too!


Whole-Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Whole-Wheat Blueberry Muffins for IAVW: British
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Recipe type: Breakfast/Snack
Serves: 11 muffins
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together until mixed:
  • ½ cup canola or other vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup lemon or lime juice (I used lime)
  • ¾ cup soymilk
  1. Add the mixture to the dry ingredients and mix just until everything’s blended.
  2. Add blueberries and mix in.
  3. Divide the batter equally into 11 cups of a standard baking pan, greased.
  4. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 5 minutes on a rack and then slide out using a thin knife.
  6. These muffins are delicate, which gives them a lovely, cakey texture, but that also makes them a little difficult to unmold, so be gentle.

Quick nudge to all of you amazing cooks out there– go on, I’m waiting for your entries and to see what you can cook up for IAVW that’s vegan AND British. It’s not as challenging as it sounds, and I know you’re up to it!

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16 thoughts on “Whole-Wheat Blueberry Muffins for IAVW: British

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    DJ Karma

    July 10, 2009 at 3:06am

    I have a house mate that’s British, so I have no excuse this time! :)

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    Red Chillies

    July 10, 2009 at 3:48am

    I have been dreaming of blueberry muffins all this week. I need to make some, hopefully something this week :-) looks good.

    With regards to the Kasuri methi, I think you can try adding it for making the appe/methi pakode. Kasuri methi has that same intense flavor of methi.

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    July 10, 2009 at 5:04am

    That’s such a simple recipe Vaishali and the muffins look very delectable. Thank you so much for sending it to my event.

    One question, I read in your event rules that the recipe should be cooked for this event, so should I not send to other events or do you mean that old posts are not welcome. Could you clarify, please. I’m asking because this month’s AWED theme is also British, so I thought I can send the same recipe to both the events.

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    Jaya Wagle

    July 10, 2009 at 6:23am

    The muffins look really yummy. You are right, blueberries are in season and I think ur recipe will be perfect to use them up. :)
    I am soon going to send my recipe for IAVW: British.
    It took some research but I know what I am going to make. It rhymes with Totted Kick. Can u guess? :)

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    July 10, 2009 at 7:40am

    You have travelled on ship, wow i wish to do so in future, blueberry muffins look deliciously and healthy too!

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    July 10, 2009 at 8:23am

    Wat thats a gorgeous blueberry muffins!looks prefect!

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    July 10, 2009 at 10:45am

    The muffin does look moist and delicate Vaishali. :-) Am wracking my brains for something vegan & british for you … will look up the web now.

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    July 10, 2009 at 12:31pm

    Blue berry muffins sounds perfect n inviting!!
    Drop in sometime

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    July 10, 2009 at 3:39pm

    The muffin looks awesome! Delicious n moist!

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    July 10, 2009 at 5:08pm

    Lovely looking vegan muffins and adding blueberries.. sounds delicious.

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    July 11, 2009 at 8:16am

    ahhhh blueberries..!and blueberry muffins-definitely a luxurious treat! :)

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    Priya Narasimhan

    July 13, 2009 at 3:47pm

    Your experiences a journalist are too good and very nice to read. Nice blueberry muffins too. I am on my way sending my entry to IAVW. :-)

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    September 24, 2010 at 1:05am

    This is my second time making these muffins. They are truly delicious.

    I made the following changes:
    For the 1/2 cup oil called for, I substituted 1/2 cup plain yogurt.

    I also used all whole wheat flour – no all-purpose.

    I omitted the salt.

    The second time I made these, I took out 2 tablespoons of sugar out of the 3/4 cup called for.

    Worked great!

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    February 21, 2011 at 4:48am

    Thanks for this receipe! I subbed 1/2c brown sugar and 1/4c white sugar, threw in some walnuts too, and tossed on a flour/walnut/brownsugar crumble top.
    I was surprized by how light and fluffy this turned out.
    I baked it in a 9X13 pan instead of muffins.
    It isn’t as sweet (prolly b/c of the brown sugar), but it is a real delight.

    So again, Thank you! for posting this receipe.


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