Lemon-Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

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It’s the kick-off of the holiday season today: the Toronto Santa Claus Parade + decorating our Christmas Tree.  It was also extremely cold when I woke up with the tiniest bit of snow outside.  All these factors combined I decided some decadent baking was in order!  Cornmeal lemon-blueberry muffins perhaps aren’t the most holiday-like recipe but I was craving something sweet and had about zero groceries in the fridge so frozen blueberries and lemon zest it was!  

It’s always satisfying when you can pull together a recipe from mostly pantry items and these muffins are the perfect example of this. The texture reminds of Tim Hortons muffins (which I used to love) except these are dairy-free, egg-free and the butter has been traded out for coconut oil.  The funny thing is I actually got the inspiration for these vegan muffins from a promotional milk calender we got in the mail last week.  Even more satisfying than a pantry-item recipe is the successful veganization of a recipe.  So much has been accomplished before lunch-time, I love it! 

Lemon-Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 muffins


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2tbsp cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 1 cup almond or soy milk
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 flax egg  (1tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp warm water)
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup (or more) blueberries (fresh or frozen)


  • Preheat oven to 375F and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Mix flax and water in a small bowl and let sit for several minutes (until thickened)
  • In a medium bowl mix together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a small bowl whisk together milk, melted coconut oil, flax egg and lemon zest.
  • Pour wet over dry, add berries and stir until combined.
  • Spoon into muffin pan (fill to almost the top) and bake for 20min
Keyword bake, dessert, nut-free, snack, soy-free, Vegan

Stay warm and bake up some holiday cheer! 

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