This recipe is very special to me. It is the first vegan baking recipe I created. I have learned so much since I first came up with this recipe 4 years ago, but I still love it.  It is also very adaptable. If you want to make chocolate chip muffins, just swap out the berries for the chips. I like to use sweetened milk and vanilla yogurt. However, unsweetened milks and plain yogurt are just as fine to use. These muffins are great on a weekend morning when you want to relax with your coffee and read the paper. They are also great for a grab and eat on your way out the door.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15-20 minutes
Yield: 12 regular muffins or 6 jumbo muffins


2¼ plus 2 TBL flour, divided
¾ cup sugar
1 TBL baking bowder
1/8 tsp salt
1¼ cups non-dairy milk
¼ cup plus 2 TBL oil
½ cup plus 2 TBL (or 1 6 oz container) yogurt, plain or vanilla
½ tsp vanilla
¾ cup blueberries
¼ cup cut up strawberries

¼ cup flour
2 TBL sugar
2 TBL cold vegan butter

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups (or 6 jumbo muffin cups) or line with paper liners.
2. In large bowl, combine 2 ¼ cups flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
3. In a medium bowl combine milk, oil, yogurt and vanilla.
4. In another bowl toss berries with 2 TBL flour.
5. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and mix until just incorporated.
6. Gently stir in berries.
7. Make topping: In small bowl combine sugar and flour. Cut in margarine with pastry cutter or fingers until mixture is crumbly.
8. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups until almost full.
9. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffins.
10. Bake 15-20 minutes for regular muffins or 20-25 minutes or jumbo ones, until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
11. Cool 10 minutes in the pan and then transfer muffins to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Store leftovers (if there are any) covered at room temp.

* If you don’t like blueberries or strawberries, although I cannot imagine why you wouldn’t, experiment with your own choices of berries or even cherries. Strawberries are very wet when chopped up, so do not add more than called for, no matter how much you want to.