Muffin Mania

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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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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Yummy Apple Flax Muffins

Granny smith apple flax muffins

Filled with plenty of fresh apple, these muffins are so moist and good (and they’re good for you, too). They’re great as a weekend snack or as an addition to the school or office lunch box. Recipe from The Double Energy Diet* by Judi and Shari Zucker.

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Shoo-Fly Muffins

Shoo-fly pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch classic made with molasses and a tasty crumb mixture. Here, these elements are transposed into a delectably wholesome muffin. Barley malt syrup works just as well as molasses and produces a slightly milder flavor. more→

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Gingery Peach or Nectarine Muffins

Gingery Peach or Nectarine muffins - vegan

Use perfectly ripe peached or nectarines—lush and sweet, but not too soft—for these late-summer vegan muffins that have more than a hint of ginger! Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→

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