Olive Oil Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins (gluten-free and vegan!!!) Holla!

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Today was a day for muffins…savory, fruity, cakey muffins. I’ve been so swamped with school lately that I’m prepping a lot of food on sundays to get through the rest of the week. I’ve also discovered that listening to lectures on my iPod while I cook is actually helping me retain the information better, so it’s win-win. 🙂

These tasty little friends are made with cornmeal, olive oil, and luscious, luscious blueberries, and they have a velvet-y texture despite the cornmeal. I never actually thought I’d describe any food as velvety because it’s always struck me as impossible unless you’re talking about mousse, but these come pretty close.

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To make:

1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour

1 cup cornmeal

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup coconut sugar

2 Tbsp chia seeds (whisked into gel with 6 Tbsp water)

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup almond milk

1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1/4 tsp sea salt

pinch of nutmeg

pinch of cinnamon

From here, it’s easy. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk chia seeds into a gel (will take about 5 minutes of setting). Sift together dry ingredients (except sugar), whisk together wet ingredients (include sugar here).

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Add wet to dry and fold in blueberries.

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Spoon into regular-sized greased muffin tin, and bake til golden-brown on top and fork comes out nice and clean (about 20-30 min).

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Eat ’em up!!!!!

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4 thoughts on “Olive Oil Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins (gluten-free and vegan!!!) Holla!

    • Hi Thomas! Thanks for checking out my blog! 🙂 I was surprised, but these weren’t oily at all. I think if you were to increase the oil to 1/3 cup rather than 1/4 cup they really would be. I based the 1/4 cup off of about 5 Tbsp of olive oil, but you could probably reduce it down to 4 Tbsp and still have them turn out well if you were concerned. Let me know what you think if you make them!

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