Vegan Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe
My favorite muffin of all time is an apple muffin. Apple pie is my favorite pie. Apples are my favorite fruit. As far as I'm concerned, apples are the only dessert worthy fruit at all. That's just me. Your opinion may differ.
I haven't had a good muffin since I stopped using eggs and dairy.
It wasn't something that I found myself missing until recently. However, I missed it enough, that I decided it was time to fulfill the craving.
Contrary to what the food world would have you believe, eggs, butter and milk are not necessary in order to create delicious cakes, cookies and muffins. Neither are fancy or expensive substitutes like plant butter or vegan egg replacers.
All that's needed are some common every day ingredients, that also happen to be vegan.
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup lightly salted roasted almonds
1/2 cup almond milk
2 tsps canola oil
1/2 cup sugar substitute
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 granny smith apple
1 tbl sugar substitute
2 tbls water
First, you'll need to grind your oats and almonds into flour using a coffee/spice grinder.
Mix together the dry ingredients.
Add the wet stuff right on top of them.
Stir until you have a thick, moist dough. No need to worry about over mixing. We're not using regular flour, so there is no gluten. You can stir all you like and you will not make your muffin tough.
Last, you'll process your apples.
Peel them and dice them small.
Add the apples and their two accompanying ingredients to small frying pan. Cook over low heat until just barely tender. Just a few minutes. Keep a close eye on them. They go from crunchy to soft in the blink of an eye.
When they're done stir them into your muffin mix.
Lightly coat a small baking sheet with non-stick spray.
Use a 3 oz spring loaded scoop to evenly drop 6 equal mounds.
Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes. Until lightly browned on the exterior and a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
Cool thoroughly before enjoying.
You'll be rewarded with moist, cakey goodness that's resplendent with the flavors of apples and almonds.
Simple, inexpensive and 100% vegan.