Friday, April 16, 2010

Vegan Strawberry Muffins


So, I had some strawberries that were on their way out the door; or rather, to the compost pile. Feeling generally guilt ridden when something goes to waste because I didn't do anything with it, I decided I should try to make some muffins for them to call home. My thoughts were, 'ok, I'll make muffins and if they are a bust, at least I tried!'

The muffins ended up being quite delicious. Honey, who is a sweet guy but not a 'sweet' eater actually called me to tell me how good they were as he was shoving another in his mouth :) Cool thing: super easy, liked by all (small child loved them too) and can be breakfast or dessert!



This is a small batch, about 8 muffins... just double it if you want more.

Need:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup soy milk (I used vanilla soy)
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries. If they're frozen, defrost first.
I used fresh because, well, see story above... either way, cut them into smallish pieces.

Do:
Preheat oven to 375. Prepare your muffin pan with papers. If you don't have papers, grease the tin.

In kitchenaid (or bowl) add all dry ingredients and mix.

To your dry ingredients add the milk, oil and vanilla. Don't over mix the batter; it will look kind of chunky and odd.

Add your strawberries and mix just enough to incorporate them.

Spoon the batter into muffin papers or greased tins. Fill them flat to the top, not mounded.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes... check before you take them out. When you take them out, let them sit for a good 10 to 15 minutes before you try to remove them from the pan.

Serve:
They are fantastic with vanilla bean soy delicious ice cream, or any ice cream. They're also good on their own, so have at it!

7 comments:

  1. These were delicious! So easy too! I made them last night, they barely lasted to the morning. I love your site!

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  2. If you are using sea salt be careful. Mine came out salty tasting.

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  3. bdeebeat... I'm so glad you liked them! That's about what happens in our house when I make them :) cheers!

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  4. I made these last night. Double batch and used the giant muffin tins. I added a little soy milk because the batter was a bit thick. I had to bake them about 30 min total, but they were perfect. Very moist and tender throughout. Slightly crisp on the top.

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  5. Thanks for a great recipe! I have missed muffins (I recently went vegan) and these came out perfect. I did change out the oil for applesauce and it was still delicious. Thank you!

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  6. Made these muffins this morning and I really liked them! I used coconut milk and coconut oil, and I also used xylitol for the first time. It made 48 mini muffins. I had to bake them for like 27 minutes but they came out big and fluffy, but a little crisp on the top!

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  7. These were the easiest things to make. I used vegetable oil instead of canola oil. It saved me throwing out a load of strawberries which were never going to get eaten. These muffins will be gone in no time!! I'll definitely make them again!

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