Last updated on December 14th, 2022 at 06:51 am
Juicy, sweet raspberries nestled within an almond infused moist muffin, these raspberry muffins are easy, vegan and completely addictive.
Hello, Sunshine. After six months of grey skies and rain, the sun has appeared in Melbourne. I don't mind the cold, actually I prefer it, but the Hills are WET in the Winter. It is muddy, muddy, muddy so this, our first day of sunshine, is a lovely bit of bliss. I feel like the funk that has been hovering over our house with flus and whatnot is disappearing along with all those clouds.
And what does one do to celebrate the first real days of Spring? Well, if you're anything like me, you stick your head out the door like a meerkat to inspect said sunshine before retreating in to the kitchen to make these berry beautiful Vegan Almond Butter Raspberry Muffins. I am so sorry, I did just say that. I don't usually pun; I can only blame the residual funk.
How about them berries? We are blessed in Australia in that while the southern states (us) experience true Winter, our northern states are super mild making certain produce available all year round. Already, our stores are brimming with an abundance of berries and I couldn't resist these gorgeous ruby raspberries. Their slightly tart sweetness works beautifully with the nutty and creamy almond butter. While the berries pop in all the best ways, the almond butter helps to create a more complex flavoured muffin than traditional raspberry varieties.
What's more, and this is great if like me baking is your second language, the nut butter helps to keep the cake moist. Additionally, it's protein making these vegan almond butter raspberry muffins perfect for breakfast. And who doesn't love cake for breakfast? Muffins are nothing if not a socially acceptable way to eat cake in the morning, but at least these little guys have fruit and protein. That covers some of the food groups, doesn't it?
Regardless of your motives, these vegan almond butter raspberry muffins are stupidly simple to make and easier to devour. Enjoy.
Raspberry Muffins with Almond Butter
- 1½ cups / 225g all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons / 10ml vanilla
- ½ +⅓ cups / 185ml dairy-free milk
- 1 flax egg combine 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoon water and sit for 3 minutes
- ½ cup / 110g raw sugar
- 1¼ cups / 155g raspberries fresh or frozen (weight is for fresh berries)
- ⅓ cup / 95g almond butter
- ¼ cup / 60ml almond or vegetable oil
- ¼ cup / 35g slivered almonds or chopped almonds
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pre-heat the oven to 210 degrees C (410 F) and lightly grease a muffin pan.
- In a small bowl, combine the almond slivers, brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside. This is the streusel.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, raw sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the dairy-free milk, almond butter, vanilla, flax egg and oil.
- Add the wet mix to the dry and fold through until just combined. Add the raspberries and fold again being careful not to over mix the batter.
- Place a spoon of batter in a muffin mould and follow with a sprinkle of the streusel. Fill the muffin mould to three-quarters before adding more streusel to the top of the muffin.
- Continue with the remaining moulds.
- Place the tray in the oven and cook for five minutes before turning the oven down to 170 degrees C (335 F) and cooking for another 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean from the centre of the muffin.
- Remove from the oven and allow the muffins to sit for 10 minutes before removing from the pan to serve.
Kat Varcoe-Cocks says
Confessions of a non vegan. I did use and egg. But the muffins
Came out beautifully and so delicious. Xx
An egg! What the...?
I'm kidding. I am so happy you liked them xx
Yo, these were bomb!
Delicious! Followed the recipe as listed except I used Trader Joe’s Mixed Nut Butter.
Oh, that's awesome Kathy. Thank you for letting me know. I am so glad you liked them. I do love raspberry with nut butter - so good. x
Jocelyn Taylor says
Hey there! Just curious if you could swap the all-purpose flour for whole wheat?
I would increase the liquid (the dairy-free milk) by around a 1/4 with whole wheat flour. It is much thirstier than all-purpose flour. You could try making your muffins with half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat to see how they go.
Good luck! And let me know how you go 🙂
These were amazing
You're awesome Laura. Thank you. x
These are SOOOOOO unbelievably yummy!! I Didn't have a muffin pan, so I just baked the batter up in a loaf pan for coffee cake, and it's indescribably good. The fruitiness and tang of the raspberries, with that creamy sweetness from the almond butter, and the little crunch of chopped almonds throughout- it's a wining combo!! And if I could get my hands on some vegan white chocolate chips, well then.... that would also be an AWESOME addition to this recipe! My only concern/complaint is that I'm not sure how this was supposed to make 24 muffins? Having never been to Australia, and being born and raised in the US, perhaps my definition of how big a standard muffin ought to be is different from the author's? But that's not really even a problem! I ended up with enough batter to make perhaps 12 standard size muffins, or roughly 8-12 servings of coffee cake. Either way- this recipe is a STAR!! I know what I'm bringing to every early morning work meeting, potluck-brunch with friends, first-meeting-with-my-boyfriend's-mom, etc, for the rest of time!!! And if I could get my hands on some vegan white chocolate chips, well then.... that would also be an AWESOME addition to this recipe!
Oh, Morgan, that's awesome! I am so glad you love these. I do too. Making them in to loaf is brilliant and I agree white chocolate would be a fabulous addition. When isn't it? I am so sorry I wrote that it makes 24 muffins. I don't know why i did that...is that in the recipe section? It definitely only makes 12 standard muffins. I will go in adjust it. I must have been having a brain freeze. Thank you so much for your feedback. You've made my day. x
Hi Celine! I have stored mine for up to three days - we ate them all so I didn't test any longer. You should be able to freeze them although I haven't tried as yet.
Good luck and thanks for the note. I hope everyone loves them.
I will try to store about a week and I'll let you know 😀
Do! I'd love to know.
Catering Den Haag says
This looks amazing! Yum. Thanks
Oh, cheers. Thanks so much! I love these too.
Amy Lyons says
These sound like my kind of muffins! I love almond butter and raspberries together, and in a scrumptious muffin even better :)!
I love these muffins, Amy. I am a big fan of the almond butter/berry combo too.
How many raspberries should go in? I'm sorry if I'm missing where in the recipe it says this.
No, you're not missing it - I am a goose, is all. It is 1 and 1/4 cups of raspberries or around 310 grams. So, sorry Jodi - thanks for letting me know.
Having said that Jodi, I have also made these with 1 cup (250 grams), which is one of the standard punnets you get in the supermarket and they worked great. Just not as much fruit, is all.
First of all, I completely support the muffins AKA cake for breakfast, wish I had some every morning 🙂 better yet, wish it was one of these! This combo sounds absolutely dreamy, I love love love almond butter and can imagine the tart raspberries only enhance the great flavors even more. Yum!
Hahahhaa...a woman after my own heart. Thanks Sara!
christine dugdale says
gosh these do sound good - and easy! My raspberry season in my garden has just finished so they'll have to wait for next year - but I might try with a different berry - the blackberries are ripening nicely 🙂
Blackberries sound wonderful. I also thought strawberries would be lovely in these. Thanks for the lovely note, Christine.