Vegan Blueberry Muffin Loaf with Streusel Topping
Have you ever dreamed of eating a giant blueberry muffin? Well your dreams come true today! This (fruit-sweetened) Blueberry Muffin Loaf is a giant muffin in disguise! Perfect companion for your morning latte, or late-night kitchen-raid!
A Vegan Blueberry Muffin Loaf Like No Other!
“Holy. Shit.”. Those were my boyfriend’s exact words as he shoved a second slice of this Vegan Blueberry Muffin Bread into his mouth.
*Muffled* “you gotta try this!” was next as I swatted his hand away from the piece I was photographing. I swear, it’s like having a child in the kitchen! 😉
All joking aside, this vegan blueberry muffin bread is out of this world! I was inspired by a recipe posted by Amy over at FragrantVanilla.com. She posts so many wonderful recipes, but the temptation of a blueberry muffin loaf was too much to handle!
What really caught my eye was the fact that this vegan blueberry muffin loaf is sweetened with fruit! I try to avoid excess refined sugars, but bread is sometimes so tricky! Luckily, dates offer their plant-based sweetness to the recipe, pairing with banana and blueberries for a not-too-sweet treat!
Pro-Tip: coat your fruit in a bit of flour (or cornstarch) before incorporating to prevent them from all sinking to the bottom! No one likes a soggy muffin (loaf or not!).
The Hardest Part of Making a Vegan Blueberry Muffin Loaf
The ingredients are simple, the instructions are plain-as-can-be, what could hold this recipe back?
I am incredibly impatient, so the 1.5+ hour bake time was not making me too excited.
Let me reassure you; It’s worth it.
Go walk your dog, watch a documentary, learn a new instrument, I don’t care! Just pop this baby in the oven and distract yourself for a bit while your house transforms into smelling like a cinnamon-goodness factory.
I mean, seriously! Just look at that cinnamon crunchiness! By the time the loaf was removed from the oven, we were both drooling profusely.
It’s not easy taking these pictures starving, antsy, and with someone breathing (maybe slight drooling?) down your neck! But somehow, I did it. Pictures were taken, documentary was amazing (Cowspiracy anyone?), and the bread tasted even better than I hoped.
We smothered our slices in almond butter, jam, earth-balance butter, and everything else imaginable (including plain!). Any excuse to eat another slice 🙂