Vegan Blueberry Muffin Loaf with Streusel Topping

Healthy & Vegan blueberry muffin loaf recipe from servingrealness.com

Bread, Breakfast, Recipes | September 4, 2016 | By

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!

cut vegan blueberry muffin loaf

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!

flours for vegan blueberry muffin loaf

ingredients for vegan blueberry muffin loaf

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!).

blueberries before and after

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?

THE WAITING.

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.

poured batter for vegan blueberry muffin loaf

baked blueberry muffin loaf recipe

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 🙂

baked blueberry muffin loaf

cutting blueberry muffin loaf

vegan bluberry muffin loaf with dates


Serves 6-8 slices

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!

15 minPrep Time

1 hr, 30 Cook Time

1 hr, 45 Total Time

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Ingredients

    For the Struesel
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • For the Bread
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup dates, soaked 30 minutes to an hour
  • 1 1/2 cup soymilk
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) + 1 1/2 Tbsp flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF and oil medium bread loaf pan (mine was about 10"x5"x3")
  2. Prepare the streusel by mixing all ingredients in a small bowl until uniform
  3. Blend the wet ingredients (banana, dates, milk, nut butter, lime zest, vanilla and salt) in a high-speed blender until smooth
  4. In a large bowl, sift together the rest of the dry bread ingredients (save the streusel!)
  5. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix until no large clumps remain
  6. Fold in the flour-coated blueberries and pour into bread-pan
  7. mixed ingredients for blueberry muffin loaf
  8. Top with streusel, press down lightly, and place in oven
  9. poured batter for vegan blueberry muffin loaf
  10. Bake for 1.5-1.75 hours, until a skewer can be inserted into the middle and remain dry
  11. Once the skewer is removed cleanly, remove from oven and let cool completely in pan to set
  12. Carefully flip the pan over, and pat the bottom to loosen the loaf
  13. Cut, spread with butter if desired, and enjoy!
Recipe Type: Bread

Notes

Store sealed at room temperature to retain moisture Recipe inspired by http://www.fragrantvanilla.com/vegan-blueberry-muffin-cake/

7.6.6
30
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Calories
225 cal
Fat
5 g
Carbs
40 g
Protein
7 g


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