Vegan Blueberry Acai Mini Muffins

July 28, 2019

These Vegan Blueberry Acai Mini Muffins are a great healthy option for the entire family. Loaded with nutrient dense ingredients, these mini muffins are the perfect little bites for breakfast, brunch, a quick packable snack, or sweet treat after dinner. Moist, fluffy, made in just 1 bowl, and in 25 minutes.

Vegan Blueberry Acai Mini Muffins

Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Navitas Organics, but the content and opinions expressed are all based on my genuine love for this brand and are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands I love.

Vegan Blueberry Acai Mini Muffins

Now that we’re at the end of July and Summer is coming to a close, I’ve been all about easy recipes that can be easily packed away throughout the day, especially since the school year is about to begin again.

I’m usually not a muffin type of girl (I eat them ever so often!). However, I was super excited to make these mini muffins.

I don’t know about you, but I thoroughly enjoy sweets in miniature sizes. I guess it creates less guilt when they’re smaller, right? Haha.

 

Back to these muffins—I love LOVE blueberries and pairing them with Acai was a super amazing move.

I hardly ever get to eat anything with Acai flavor, so the fact that Navitas Organics created such an accessible and easy way to incorporate major nutrients is such a win, win.

Vegan Blueberry Acai Mini Muffins

Navtias Organics has so many great options when it comes to eating healthy and this powder is just ONE of the amazing flavors available.

In case you aren’t too familiar, Navitas Organics has an array of options which include Cacao, Goji Berries, Maca Powder, Superfood blends, Turmeric, Chia Seeds, Mulberry Berries, and so much!

In addition, they have Latte mixes, Powder Boosts, Power Snacks, and more.

If you’re new to the Acai flavor, then you’ll want to know that it’s a taste somewhere between chocolate and wild berries and has a creamy, rich texture.

Honestly, this flavor is perfect in smoothie, shake, Acai bowl, yogurt, dessert, and of course these muffins!

Why Acai is Known as the Amazonian “Beauty Berry”?

If you aren’t aware, Acai is super nutrient-dense. Originally from Brazil, these berries are considered a ‘super fruit”.

In addition, Acai is said to have the possibility of improving Cholesterol levels, boost brain function, and have Anti-cancer effects.

Surprisingly, the best way to eat Acai berries are in powder form, which gives the highest concentrated amounts of nutrients.

Acai in powdered form gives you the highest amount of fiber and healthy fats as well as plant compounds.

Looking for a Healthier Sweetener Option?

The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.

Vegan Blueberry Acai Mini Muffins

If you’ve been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you know that I previously made these Vegan Banana Oatmeal SunButter Mini Muffins, which are loaded with awesome levels of nutrition, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin C, Folate, and the list goes on.

These Vegan Banana Blueberry Pecan Crumble Muffins are everything your heart desires. Packed with great banana bread flavor, these muffins also offer bursts of blueberry bits and comes topped with a nice crunchy crumble topping–made from brown sugar and toasted pecans. Completely dairy-free and vegan.

These Vegan + Gluten-Free Strawberry Banana Breakfast Muffins are the ultimate healthy punch to kickstart your morning! Packed with sweet flavor, super moist, and altogether lovely–these muffins are the perfect easy grab + go item on any day.

Vegan Cinnamon Banana Crumble Muffins—perfectly sweet and moist, is a great balance between tender and crunchy, and 100% delicious! It takes less than 10 minutes to whip together the batter for these muffins, but it makes for a great healthy alternative for a little sweetness in the morning for breakfast, a midday snack or even for quick dessert. 

These Cranberry Orange Crumble Muffins are everything! They make for the perfect quick-grab breakfast item, or maybe a nice dessert or perhaps a snack in between. These muffins are moist and tender, with a great orange flavor and burst of cranberries and crunch in every bite. What more can you ask for in one sweet treat?

Vegan Blueberry Acai Mini Muffins

Now, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly spray a 24-cavity mini cupcake/muffin pan with coconut oil spray or a healthy cooking oil spray.

In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the milk and apple cider vinegar, stir anf let is sit for 8-10 minutes. **NOTE: This acts like “buttermilk”.**

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, Acai powder, sea salt, and arrowroot starch. Whisk ingredients together until well combined.

Add the milk-cider mixture to the dry ingredients followed by the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir all ingredients together using a rubber spatula until everything is well incorporated.

Gently fold in blueberries and using a Tbsp, spoon batter into the prepared mini cupcake/muffin pan (about 3/4-1 full Tbsp each), spreading the batter evenly within each cavity.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife that is inserted in the middles comes out clean.

Once done, remove muffins from oven and let them cool for a bit (about 10 minutes) before removing them from the cupcake/muffin pan.

To serve, enjoy a mini muffin with a glass of non-dairy milk and enjoy.

Bon Appetite!

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Vegan Blueberry Acai Mini Muffins
Vegan Blueberry Acai Mini Muffins

Vegan Blueberry Acai Mini Muffins

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic all-purpose baking flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1-2 Tbsps Acai Powder (I use Navitas Organics)
  • 1 1/4 cup Almond milk (You can use your favorite non-dairy milk!)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (Add an extra 1-2 Tbsps for more sweetness!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly spray a 24-cavity mini cupcake/muffin pan with coconut oil spray or a healthy cooking oil spray.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the milk and apple cider vinegar, stir anf let is sit for 8-10 minutes. **NOTE: This acts like "buttermilk".**
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, Acai powder, sea salt, and arrowroot starch. Whisk ingredients together until well combined.
  • Add the milk-cider mixture to the dry ingredients followed by the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir all ingredients together using a rubber spatula until everything is well incorporated.
  • Gently fold in blueberries and using a Tbsp, spoon batter into the prepared mini cupcake/muffin pan (about 3/4-1 full Tbsp each), spreading the batter evenly within each cavity.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife that is inserted in the middles comes out clean.
  • Once done, remove muffins from oven and let them cool for a bit (about 10 minutes) before removing them from the cupcake/muffin pan.
  • To serve, enjoy a mini muffin with a glass of non-dairy milk and enjoy.
  • Bon Appetite!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Refrigerate for up to a week and slightly warm each muffin in the oven or microwave when serving; Can also be stored, tightly sealed at room temperature for up to 5 days.
GLUTEN-FREE VERSION: To make these muffins GF, I recommend using a GF Flour Blend (Bob’s Red Mills has a great version!). Be sure to slowly add milk since you may not need all 1 1/4 cups of it for a GF version.
SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of pure maple syrup, you can always substitute for coconut sugar or pure cane sugar instead. If using pure cane sugar, ensure that it is Vegan-approved such as the Wholesome brand, etc. 
LARGER MUFFINS: This recipe will make 12 standard muffins if desired.
 

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  1. I just love these mini muffins! I too love mini forms of anything sweet, less guilt, you’re right :). Not that I’d have to feel guilty since there’s so much goodness in these, my son is going to gobble these up too, thanks for sharing!

    • Haha! I’m so glad that you understand my thought process about indulging in mini sweets! Luckily, these are so healthy and my little guy loves them also, so I hope that your son loves them!

    • I’m so happy to hear that this post inspired you, Paula! Acai has incredible benefits and these muffins taste so great! I do hope that give them a try!