Muffin Mania

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate chip muffins

It might seem a little odd at first, but the flavors of pumpkin (or other orange winter squash, especially butternut) and chocolate are surprisingly compatible. These delectable muffins the point. They just could become a fall favorite to serve with tea or nondairy hot cocoa.  more→

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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

bananachiamuffins

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

Vegan carrot muffins - recipe

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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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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