So, who here likes muffins!?
I used to be so on the fence with muffins. I could take them or leave them, usually after eating the muffin top first. I think it’s because most of the muffins I used to eat were from the supermarket, and were a) HUGE so it was almost impossible to ever finish one without feeling ill, and, b) they were dry and super sweet and kind of…”clammy”. They also contained interesting ingredients like soy beans and monosodium glutamate.
No one wants that kind of muffin experience…no one.
But everything changed when I had one fateful muffin at The Angel Food Bakery when some friends came down to stay at the end of last year. It was full of raspberries and dark chocolate chunks and so good I shed a little tear of joy.
Enter the muffin loving/baking stage of my life. There have been some pretty exciting creations, including Banana Chai Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream and the BEST Carrot Muffin recipe I’ve ever tasted. This weekend though, I wanted to create a healthy muffin creation.
I decided to try and recreate a few recipe’s I’d seen in the Vegan Cupcakes Rule The World recipe book thats been sitting on my shelf in the kitchen for ((too long)), switching self raising flour up with buckwheat flour and adding avocado and apple instead of just chocolate and banana for a twist. A lovely reader let me know that she had great success with buckwheat flour, and I did too! I used only half buckwheat, half normal wholemeal but she used fully buckwheat so if you like the taste, give it a go!
♥ 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
♥ 1 tsp baking powder
♥ 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
♥ 1/4 tsp nutmeg
♥ pinch of salt
1/4 cup flax egg (see here)
♥ 1/2 mashed banana
♥ 1/4 mashed avocado
♥ 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave
♥ 1/2 apple, diced apple
♥ 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
Heat an oven to 175*C (350*F). In a bowl mix everything except from apple and walnuts. When everything is mixed, add apples and walnuts. Place papers in a muffin form (4-6 depends on a size of a form) and fill them with a batter. Bake for about 30 minutes, make a toothpick taste after this time and if not baked well, bake some more.