Yummmmm… One of my favorite comfort foods is the muffin. I could eat them all day… especially now that I am pregnant. Unfortunately, Europe and the UK haven’t really figured out how to make a good muffins so I have taken on the task of making a really good vegan muffin. I think I have succeeded. Corey thinks so too–as well as our weekend guest, Elise. We devoured the first batch in minutes (yes, that is 12 muffins between 3 people). So basically you have to try them. The key to making a good muffin is to barely mix together the wet and dry ingredients. I pour the wet into the dry and do a few quick hand turns. That is it. This makes them fluffy and less dense. Perfect consistency for a muffin. Raspberry and Blueberry Vegan Muffins Dry Ingredients:
- 2 1/2 cups flour (I use one cup spelt and 1 1/2 cup regular)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground dry ginger
- 1 cup raspberries (I use frozen since they are so much cheaper)
- 1 cup blueberries (again… frozen)
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup coconut yogurt (or any kind of yogurt)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup melted butter (I use vegan butter)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons apple butter or apple sauce
- Turn the oven on to 375 degrees F or about 180 degrees C.
- Mix together all of the dry ingredients in one bowl.
- Mix together all of the wet ingredients in another bowl.
- Butter the muffin tin or place cupcake wrappers in them.
- Pour the wet batter into the dry batter and combine in 3-4 swift hand strokes (the batter may not be fully mixed and this is fine).
- Scoop the batter into the muffin tin with a 1/3 cup scoop (or thereabouts).
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top and baked through. (I take the muffins out of the tin and bake for another five minutes flipped over to give the bottoms a bit of a crust.
- Remove from oven and let cool before eating.
NOTE: Try other fruits or ingredients in the muffins such as chopped bananas and chocolate, or raisins/currants and cashews.