These vegan blackberry muffins are perfectly fluffy and made in one bowl for an easy breakfast or snack!

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One of my favorite things about summer is that berries are in season! I find myself grabbing carton after carton each week, and lately, I’ve been gravitating towards juicy blackberries. I love how they’re perfect in a yogurt bowl, on top of a smoothie, or in a muffin! It turns out the fresh berries are delicious stuffed inside a fluffy muffin. Even my toddler enjoyed these vegan muffins — and he’s a notoriously picky eater.

Tips & Tricks

  • Be sure to cut the blackberries into halves or even quarters, depending on the size of the berries. You want them to be roughly the size of a blueberry.
  • Tossing the berries in a little flour helps prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the muffin.
  • I like to use a cookie scoop or an ice cream scoop to measure the batter into the muffin cups. This makes it easy to get consistently sized muffins.
  • You do need to use fresh fruit in this recipe. Frozen berries have too much liquid for this recipe.

Variations and Substitutions

I added a little lime juice and lime zest to give these muffins an extra layer of flavor, but if you don’t have limes, this works great with lemons, too. If you don’t have any citrus on hand, you can just make plain blackberry muffins. They’ll still be delicious! For the plant-based milk, I used almond milk, but you can use any kind of dairy-free milk, like oat milk, soy milk, or even cashew milk. For the oil, you can use coconut oil, avocado oil, or vegetable oil. Do not use olive oil which has too much of a savory flavor.

chia seeds in a bowl

How to Make an Egg Substitute

These muffins are vegan and they use a flax or chia “egg” instead of traditional eggs. When ground flax seeds or chia seeds are mixed with water, they form a gel that helps hold these muffins together. I love using flax or chia eggs because it’s a great way to make baked goods vegan-friendly — and chia seeds contain lots of healthy fats! I think the texture of a flax egg works slightly better than chia, but you can use either one.

How to Make Vegan Blackberry Muffins