Muffin Mania

Orange-Cranberry Muffins or Mini-Loaves

Vegan Orange Cranberry Muffins

The pairing of orange and cranberry makes for a lively flavor combination in baked goods. If I’m in the mood to make muffins for a weekend brunch, this is one of my top choices! And for winter holiday baking or giving, this batter is nice made into mini-loaves.This makes 1 dozen muffins, or 3 to 4 mini-loaves. Photos by Evan Atlas. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.

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Vegan Chia Banana Muffins

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This delicious banana muffin recipe gets a nutritional boost from the all mighty yet tiny chia seed. Replacing eggs in vegan baking can be quite simple. Taking out the cholesterol by taking out the eggs is a piece of cake. Using a combination of baking powder, baking soda, vinegar, and ground chia seeds with some water does the trick. Recipe and photo contributed by Sharon Nazarian from Big City Vegan.


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Double-Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan orange-chocolate chip muffins

These pretty streusel-topped muffins are not only delectable, but contain a dose of Vitamin C from fresh orange juice as well as concentrated orange juice. The concentrate also contributes sweetness as well as color. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→

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Vegan Carrot-Walnut Muffins

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Carrots and orange juice concentrate pair up in these moist vegan carrot muffins, providing a dose of vitamins A and C, as well as an enticing golden color. Make them in the evening; enjoy a warm muffin for your evening snack, then the next day for an on-the-go breakfast. Or, pack a couple in your or your kids’ lunch box with fresh fruit for a change of pace from a sandwich. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog.
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Lemony Blueberry Muffins

Vegan Lemony Blueberry Muffins

These subtly lemon-flavored blueberry muffins are perfect for making on cool summer evenings during blueberry season, or any time of year with frozen organic blueberries. The double twist of lemon juice and zest (finely grated peel) is what makes them shine. more→

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Blueberry and Berry Jam Muffin

Blueberry jam muffins

This super anti-oxidant blueberry muffin, made of dense nutrition and fiber, is wonderful for breakfast, lunch, or tea. Contributed by Annie Taylor Chen, Vegan Ann. more→

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Strawberry Shortcake Muffins (Gluten-Free)

vegan and gluten-free strawberry shortcake muffins

Like quaint little shortcakes with strawberries hiding inside, these muffins aren’t overly sweet and make a great breakfast on the go. Reprinted from Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats* by Allyson Kramer (Fair Winds, © 2012), by permission of the author. more→

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Magic Muffins, with Variations

Orange-cranberry muffins

The magic in these vegan muffins is that they use no eggs or dairy, but rather incorporate a great healthy baking technique—using applesauce as a binding and fat substitute. It makes the muffins amazingly moist while greatly reducing the need for added fat. Kids love muffins, and by using wholesome ingredients, they become a great substitute for sandwiches for school lunches, as well as serving as any time snacks. more→

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