Lemon & Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins
These light and fluffy lemon & blueberry cornmeal muffins are absolutely bursting with lemon flavour and stuffed full of plump, sweet blueberries. The addition of cornmeal lends a delicious texture to the tender sponge and soft fruit.
110g / 1
, frozen can be used too
187g / 1.5
all purpose flour
or cake flour, (In the UK use plain flour).
115g / ¾
(plus an extra tablespoon or two for sprinkling on the top before baking)
100g / ½
(any granulated sugar will work but avoid darker ones like brown sugar or coconut sugar as their flavour is too strong and will mask the lemon)
180ml / ¾
unsweetened apple sauce
60mls / ¼
120mls / ½
freshly squeezed lemon juice
(about 3 lemons)
, the zest of
apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 400 ° F (204 ° C) and line a muffin tin with liners
Put your blueberries in a small bowl. Take 2 tablespoons of flour from your measured 1.5 cups and sprinkle it over the blueberries then stir them well so that they are coated in the flour. Set aside.
Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl
Mix all the wet ingredients in another bowl or jug
Make sure your oven is at temperature and your muffin pans are lined before you mix the wet with the dry as you will now need to work quickly.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix only just enough to incorporate the flour. Do not over mix or beat the mixture!
You will start to see the mixture bubble a bit which is why you need to move quickly to get them in the oven.
As soon as you can no longer see any bits of flour pour in the blueberries and any remaining flour in the bottom of the bowl they were in.
Stir quickly to incorporate.
Fill your muffin cases evenly and sprinkle some cornmeal on the top of each one.
Get them in the oven as quickly as you can.
Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until a toothpick or skewer when inserted into one of the muffins comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack.
Recipe from A Virtual Vegan. Find it online : https://avirtualvegan.com/lemon-blueberry-muffins/