Everyone needs to have a good blueberry muffin recipe. Growing up in my parents’ house, breakfast was a big deal. Cooking has never been a passion of my mom’s and yet she always had something in the oven or cooking on the stove when we came downstairs for breakfast. We were occasionally allowed to have cereal but it was always accompanied with scrambled eggs and/or bacon. Blueberry muffins were my favorite as a child, especially the ones with the sugary streusel topping. The thought of my boys not getting to experience a good blueberry streusel muffin broke my heart. After many attempts, I have finally found a recipe that I approve of.
This recipe is allergy-friendly and free of the top 8 allergens: dairy, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, wheat/gluten.
- 2 TBS Flaxseed Meal + 6 TBS Warm Water
- ½ Cup Earth Balance Soy-Free Butter
- 2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Sugar
- ½ Cup Vanilla Rice Milk
- 2 Cups Gluten Free Flour Mix (I like Better Batter)
- ½ Tsp. Salt
- 1½ Tsp. Baking Powder
- 2 Cups Blueberries
- ⅛ Cup Butter, Softened
- ¼ Cup Sugar
- ¾ Tsp. Cinnamon
- 1½ TBS. Gluten Free Flour Mix (I like Better Batter)
- Preheat the oven to 350. Line the muffin pan with paper liners.
- In a small bowl, mix together the flaxseed meal and warm water. Let stand for 5 minutes or until it thickens.
- In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, vanilla, milk and flaxseed mixture until combined.
- Add flour mixture and stir until combined.
- Fold in blueberries.
- In a small bowl, mix the streusel ingredients - butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon with a fork. Work until the mixture is a fine crumble.
- Divide the batter evenly into 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle the muffins with the streusel topping.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown on top. Insert a tester into the center and be sure it comes out clean.
Be sure to read all of your labels. I have found many spices and other products (i.e. garlic powder) that includes additional ingredients like soy.
Known Allergy Information (containing the major 8): None
If you are going gluten free, substitute a gluten free flour mix. Here is my favorite gluten-free substitute.
**Disclaimer: Please note that every child’s sensitivity to their given allergen(s) varies. Some of the items that I use do contain “natural flavoring” and “spices” which is hard to determine if it is 100% allergy free. You should always check with the manufacturer to confirm that your child can have their product(s). The products that I list are items that I’ve been using for awhile and have proven to be safe for my boys (their allergies are dairy, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish and sesame).**
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