Maple Vanilla Muffins

Maple Vanilla Muffins - Naturally Sweet Vegan Muffins

Once upon a time, muffins were my favorite treat.

I used to love going to the grocery store bakery and picking up one of those over-sized muffins to treat myself. Blueberry, specifically. I’m a big fan.

Maple Vanilla Muffins - Naturally Sweet Vegan Muffins

I still really like muffins, but now that I bake all the time for myself (and with my diet being the way it is and all..) I generally skip the bakery and make up a batch in my own kitchen instead.

Maple Vanilla Muffins - Naturally Sweet Vegan Muffins

These muffins are a culmination of my favorite way to bake now-a-days: Vegan, Naturally Sweetened, and DELICIOUS!!

Maple Vanilla Muffins - Naturally Sweet Vegan Muffins

Fluffy and moist. Full of great Maple-Vanilla-Cinnamon flavor. Sure to please your whole family!

The kids won’t even miss all that granulated sugar ;)

Maple Vanilla Muffins - Naturally Sweet Vegan Muffins

Vanilla Maple Muffins
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed + 3 tablespoons water
  • 1⅔ cups flour*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk (almond or soy, preferred)
  • ⅔ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted or 3 tablespoons non-GMO canola oil
  • 1 TB vanilla extract (or sub part maple extract)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with paper cups or lightly grease it.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flax with water to make a flax-egg, whisking with for occasionally while it sits.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to evenly distribute.
  4. To a medium bowl, whisk together flax-egg, milk, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla. Add wet mixture to dry and stir until just combined.
  5. Fill muffin cups ⅔ full and bake 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Notes
*You can use white all-purpose, light spelt, part/all whole wheat, or gluten free (may need to add xanthan gum, depending on the mix)
**Add some chopped nuts or dried fruit for some fun texture!

 

 

 

 

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  • Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming October 25, 2014, 8:30 pm

    yum i will definitely be making these!

  • Nikki September 22, 2015, 2:15 am

    My son is allergic to dairy, eggs, banana, and avocado so I am so excited for these muffins and lots of other recipes you have! This is my first vegan recipe and it’s delicious! I made them into mini size because he’s just a toddler!