Saturday, March 31, 2007
I was so delighted with the result of the Vegan Coconut Tea Cake from a few weeks ago, that I decided to alter the recipe a bit and see if a new flavor and texture combination worked with the base ingredients.
I wound up with these tasty but a bit chewy Vegan Apple Spice Muffins.
For the muffins you'll need:
2 cups strong cinnamon tea (or any tea you love)
2/3 cup uncooked quick oats
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger (use more for a spicier cake)
1 1/2 cups vegan sugar (you can use white sugar if you like)
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 apple, peeled and diced
Prepare the tea ahead of time by steeping three teabags in two cups of boiling water until cool.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 13 X 9 baking pan.
Combine the dry ingredients, including the sugar, in a large mixing bowl. In a separate smaller bowl combine the tea, applesauce, vinegar, extract, and the diced apple. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out free of crumbs.