Saturday, March 31, 2007

Vegan Apple Muffins

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.
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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.

8 Comments:

  1. Taylor said...
    I bet those would be great for breakfast. They seem healthy, too. I don't know what it is that makes low fat cakes chewy. I think it's the lack of oil. It's worth it if you're looking to cut down on fat, though.
    sher said...
    Those look so yummy---and healthy. Makes me feel really guilty about the Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding I'm making for a friend. :) Mine could kill a person.
    Cheryl said...
    These look great. So moist and the smell must be amazing.
    Cristina said...
    This is good recipe for serving to the special guests
    Corinne said...
    While chewy, these tasted really quite good. The only problem is that they stuck to the muffin wrappers and half the muffin tore away! Next time I'll spray the wrappers with non-stick spray.
    yuyuyu said...
    i never used tea for muffins. i think that it's very creative. probably russian way will be to use vodka:)
    Abby said...
    I'm a tad confused - this recipe is supposed to be for muffins, yet the directions are for a 13x9 pan.
    I am in the middle of making them and just noticed this, by the way. I have no idea how long to bake them for since I'm still a vegan baking novice, but I'll stick them in for 18 minutes or so and see what happens.
    BJ said...
    So very Yummy Thank You!

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