Healthy Black Cherry Muffin Recipe – Vegan

These black cherry muffins are healthy, vegan, and so delicious you won’t have to be vegan to enjoy them! This post is sponsored by Silk but as always all opinions, recipes, photos, and ideas are my own. Thank you for supporting the amazing brands that make this blog possible! 

Healthy Black Cherry Muffins - Delicious and Vegan! Dairy & Egg Free Recipe

i have been on a bit of a vegan muffin quest lately and have nailed it with this recipe – my family loves them! if you are a regular reader, then you know that my son has multiple severe food allergies that include all nuts, dairy, egg, pea, and chickpea. we have spent the last few years perfecting recipes that are vegan that the whole family can enjoy so i don’t have to make everything twice. this recipe is for healthy vegan black cherry muffins, but could be made to incorporate lots of flavor profiles – strawberry, blueberry, cinnamon ect. it is my go-to muffin recipe! because they are made with soy alternative yogurt they are super moist and have a great consistency.

baking vegan items is all about the substitutions – here are some tips for making great tasting vegan baked goods that everyone will be able to enjoy–

– egg substitutes –

the most common egg substitutes i make in baked goods are banana ( 1 egg = 1/4 cup mashed) and applesauce ( 1 egg = 1/4 cup).  if you don’t want that flavor profile it also works great to use ground flaxseed ( 1 egg = 2 1/2 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 Tbsp hot water). when whisked with hot water it takes on a gelatinous texture very similar to egg whites. you can do a similar process with chia seeds but i have found that my family prefers the texture of flaxseed. (1 egg = 1 Tbsp chia + 3 Tbsp hot water)

– butter substitutes – 

you can use vegan butter or certain brands of light margarine – our family uses blue bonnet light spreadable butter. it contains water though so it is not ideal for cookie recipes – in that situation i use vegan butters such as earth balance for a 1:1 substitution

– dairy substitutes – 

when a baked good calls for yogurt, sour cream, or milk i often replace this with soy or coconut products. soy or coconut milk can substitute for milk with a 1:1 ratio. for a long time the yogurt alternative market was slim with only a few coconut yogurts to choose from BUT NOW i am SUPER excited about the new Silk dairy free yogurt alternatives made from cultured soy.  it is an equal substitution in your recipes and has a great flavor. the flavor is great on its own and adds moisture and depth of flavor to baked goods. i am a HUGE fan. they have several flavors so they go great with a multitude of baked goods and recipes. making vegan recipes just got SO much easier!

slik dairy free yogurt

i was inspired by the black cherry flavor to try this recipe and it turned out great.  the other flavors are blueberry, strawberry, tropical pineapple, peach & mango, and vanilla. they are all gluten free, dairy free, cholesterol free, made with real fruit, contain 6 g of protein, and have no artificial colors or flavors which makes me feel great serving them to my family!

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Healthy Black Cherry Muffins - Dairy and Egg Free Vegan Recipe Black Cherry Muffin Recipe - Vegan

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Healthy Black Cherry Muffin Recipe - Vegan
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 1 container (6oz) yogurt alternative
  • ⅓ cup milk alternative (soy or coconut)
  • ⅓ cup oil (coconut oil works great)
  • ⅓ cup applesauce or smashed banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups black cherries (frozen or fresh)
  • 3 Tbsp raw sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar into a large bowl.
  3. In a separate medium size bowl, whisk together the yogurt alternative, milk alternative, oil, applesauce/smashed banana, and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and stir.
  5. Once the thick batter begins to come together add in the fresh or frozen cherries.
  6. Place batter into a muffin tin lined with paper or directly into a silicon muffin tray (this is what I prefer).
  7. Sprinkle raw sugar over the top of each muffin.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before enjoying!

Healthy Dairy & Egg Free Black Cherry Muffins

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Comments

  1. Hilary Boycei says:

    These look yummy!

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