Dairy-Free Berry Muffins

By: Remy Raccuia

Serves: One dozen

Prep Time: 40 minutes

I tried raspberry muffins for the first time only a couple weeks ago and instantly deemed it my new favorite treat. After trying out different recipes and substituting different things, I have decided this is my version of perfect! I chose to divide the recipe in half in order to make multiple kinds, but you can stick to just one berry or substitute for any seasonal fruit! I am not allergic to dairy, but find so many benefits to reducing my dairy intake. One of the major benefits, for me personally, is digestion. Dairy-alternatives help to reduce bloating and stomach pain (Marengo, 2019). In general, reducing dairy also helps reduce acne (Usher, 2018). 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup almond milk (or any milk-alternative)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Sprinkle of brown sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375℉
  2. Start by whisking together the flour and baking powder in a small bowl; set aside when done. 
  3. In a large bowl, begin to beat the eggs and sugar together.
  4. Add milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla until the batter is smooth throughout.
  5. Once the batter is smooth, add the flour mixture in 3 parts, beating in between each addition.
  6. Separate the batter into two equal portions and measure out one cup of raspberries and one cup of blueberries.
  7. Fold raspberries into one bowl, and blueberries into another. 
  8. Scoop the batter into lined muffin tins, the recipe should yield about one dozen total.
  9. Sprinkle white & brown sugar on top of each muffin in order for a sweet & crispy muffin top.
  10. Place the muffins into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. 

Reference List:

Marengo, Katherine (2019). 5 Reasons I Went Dairy-Free — And the 7-Day Meal Plan That Helped Me Do It. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/no-dairy-diet#1

Usher, Cara (2018). Benefits of Going Dairy-Free. Fresh Lean. https://www.freshnlean.com/blog/real-reasons-part-2-going-dairy-free/ 

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