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Try It Out Tuesdays: Vegan Orange Cornmeal Muffins

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE muffins?! Well…I do!

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This recipe is a keeper. I will definitely be making these muffins again. I really really like how they turned out. I found the recipe atĀ http://veganjoy.blogspot.ca. She has LOTS of awesome recipes on her site. I spent a good chunk of the afternoon writing down recipes I want to try. The muffins are based on the Italian Cornmeal CakeĀ . I followed the ingredients plus added 1/2 tbsp of orange zest. I wanted something with a mild orange flavour. I’ve copied down the ingredients and directions below. Makes 12 muffins.

 

  • 1 1/4 cups vanilla soy milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tbsp orange zest

 

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Oil a muffin pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine milk, sugar, oil, vinegar, vanilla and orange zest.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Pour in the liquid mixture, and gently whisk until combined and nearly free of lumps.
  4. Pour in muffin cups and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Enjoy with a delicious cup of coffee!

 

It’s a great recipe. Try it out, if you love it, then check out all the other recipes in Joy’s blog.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 


 

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Try It Out Tuesdays: Lime & Goji Berries Muffins

yumm muffinsToday I decided to use up some of the dried goji berries that have remained untouched by everyone (except for me) in my kitchen cupboards. I have been playing around with the idea of making lime muffins. So, instead of making two different batches, I decided to put all my ideas into this one batch. I did have to forget about using peanut butter – yes, it was another idea – it just didn’t make the cut. Maybe for next week!

Makes 12 very moist muffins!

Here are the ingredients I used:

  • 1/4 cup dried goji berries (next time, I’ll use more, this batch was experimental)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • zest of two medium sized limes
  • 1 cup regular granulated sugar (I’m out of brown sugar – sad)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flour
  • 1-1/2 cups spelt flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup evoo
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt (I 100% prefer flavoured yogurt when baking with quinoa flour)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line muffin pan with muffin cups.
  2. In a small bowl, place goji berries and pour honey on top. Set aside.
  3. In another small bowl, mix sugar and lime zest. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together both flours, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a different bowl, beat together the two eggs and slowly beat in the sugar mixture until thoroughly incorporated. Once the sugar is incorporated, slowly pour in the oil and continue beating.
  6. Add almond extract and mix well with wooden spoon.
  7. Stir in flour mixture (medium bowl) into egg mixture. Alternate with yogurt. Batter will be a bit thick, alternating makes it easier to mix well.
  8. Fold in goji berries and honey.
  9. Scoop batter into muffin cups. I filled mine to the very top.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

I think I will be making this recipe again. My brother had 4 muffins while watching a rerun of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I didn’t tell him I used quinoa flour; he wouldn’t have eaten them if I had. My mom will be having one for breakfast tomorrow morning. We’ll see how well they hold up till tomorrow. I already had one; these muffins are very filling!

Please let me know if you try this recipe!!

Thanks for stopping by!