These muffins are vegan, gluten-free, moist and delicious! I came across this recipe on one of my favourite blogs ‘Minimalist Baker’. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do!


  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax seed + 5 tbsp water)
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cups unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cane sugar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened shredded coconut + more for topping
  • ¾ cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1 cup mixed berries tossed in GF flour blend (fresh or frozen + slightly thawed)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a standard muffin tin with 12 paper liners, or lightly grease.
  2. Prepare flax eggs in a large mixing bowl by mixing water and flaxseed meal and let rest for a few minutes to “gel.”
  3. Measure out almond milk and add vinegar. Wait 3 minutes, then add baking soda and stir. Set aside.
  4. To the flax eggs, add applesauce, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, sugar, and whisk for 45 seconds. Add almond milk mixture and whisk once more.
  5. Add salt, gluten free flour, almond meal, shredded coconut and oats and whisk again until combined. The batter should be somewhere between thick and thin and pourable.
  6. Toss berries in enough gluten free flour to coat and add to the mixture. Gently stir once more.
  7. Divide batter evenly between muffin tins (they should be generously ¾ full). Optional: Sprinkle the tops with a bit more coconut flake. If you put additional berries on top, they sink a little.
  8. Bake for 18-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the edges are golden brown. Let cool for 15 minutes in the pan, then gently remove and let cool completely on a cooling rack. NOTE: Don’t try to sample before completely cooled as they have a tendency to stick to the paper otherwise.
  9. Will keep covered at room temperature for several days.