Sunday, January 27, 2008

Applesauce Muffins

Last weekend was brutally cold here, so I settled in the kitchen Saturday afternoon and made these muffins. Part of the goodness is due to the homemade applesauce I made a couple months back - it really is fantastic, if I do say so myself. This recipe is an adaptation of the applesauce-oat bran muffin recipe in Isa Chandra Moskowitz' and Terry Hope Romero's fabulous Veganomicon.

3/4 cup soy milk
1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1 cup applesauce, preferably Mike's Homemade Applesauce, available in my kitchen
3 tbsp. canola oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup wheat germ
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 F, and grease a 12 muffin tin with vegan margarine or canola spray.

Mix soy milk and apple cider vinegar, and let sit for a minute to curdle - the result is pretty neat, and buttermilky. Add applesauce, canola oil, and sugar, and stir up.

Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Fold the whole mess up, and mix until just combined - don't overdo it, because the texture will suffer.

Distribute batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake for about a half hour - they're done when you can insert a fork and pull it out clean, without anything sticking. Just keep an eye on them in the last 10 minutes or so - you want them nicely browned, not burned...but I probably don't need to tell you that.


markandangie said...

Thanks for the recipe, Mike. I have children who are allergic to dairy and eggs, so vegan recipes are excellent for baking. These sound fantastic. Have you ever tried the (1 T gnd. flaxseed + 3 T water) as an egg substitute? I came across this idea in another vegan recipe. Not only does it work great, it's great for you!

Anonymous said...

this is great
added a little vanilla
one batch with apple sauce
one batch with grated macintosh
both really good!
my daughter is allergic to eggs, nuts and milk
she loves them!

Anonymous said...

Hello, greetings from the Netherlands! Thanks for this terrific recipe. It's one of my favorites and a good way to lure people into vegan food... :-). It's also easily modified. I like it! Thanks so much.