Thursday, 26 April 2012

Vegan Chocolate Maple Syrup Muffins

So my first actual attempt at making something vegan (I don't know if I have made anything vegan before. I'm sure I did. But not on purpose..) Maybe an attempt of being healthier. Because healthy muffins are always a-okay with me! Really, any kind of muffins are okay with me!








So, being my first real attempt, I didn't know what to expect. Too dry? Too moist? Digging into these bad boys, I found that, like in Goldilocks, they turned out to be just right. I swear, it was like I was eating a soft, fluffy chocolate bar. And boy do I love chocolate.

Actually, the other day, the mother of my tutee gave me a huge bag filled to the brim with chocolate.(tutee? Is that a word? One who is being tutored? My spell check doesn't seem to be liking it. Although it doesn't like the word "Nutella" either, and I feel that that word should be included in every dictionary.) Anyways, best day ever. I'll feel bad if I just eat it all myself, so I'm probably going to be doing some baking. Be prepared to see some more chocolate recipes!

Now I have no excuse not to make vegan treats, I honestly can't tell the difference.




What you'll need:

-1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
-3/4 cup cocoa powder
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-3/4 teaspoon salt
-1 cup pure maple syrup
-3/4 cup soy milk
-1/3 cup olive oil
-2 teaspoons vanilla


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
    2.   In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt
    3.   In a separate bowl, with an electric mixer, mix together the avocado, maple syrup, milk, oil and vanilla
    4.   Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until fully incorporated
    5.   Pour the batter into the lined muffin pans, and bake for around 12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean


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18 comments:

  1. I've actually found that the vegan desserts I've made have actually been some of the more moist and delicious ones! I love that these are sweetened with maple syrup. Delicious!

    I also called my tutees...tutees. Let's make it a "thing".

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  2. hi cathleen, that's what a lot of people claimed that many times we cant even tell it's a vegan bake cos they almost taste alike with the non vegan ones. Looking forward to your chocolate bakes, how lucky you to get a whole bag of chocs!!

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  3. I am so happy that someone other than me knows what Goldilocks is. Do you have one over where you live? I love everything they have especially the polvoron. These cupcakes are a must try! I've never baked vegan before,but would like to try it.

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  4. I love these ! You really can't tell if these are vegan or not ! It looks the same to those (un)healthy ones that I adore ! hahaha Come to think of it I haven't eaten vegan desserts/food before pffftttt I'm an ignoramus when it comes to vegan food :P I guess I need to check some of the vegan cookbooks at our local lib then :D

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  5. Hi Cathleen, love your muffins presentation, very pretty.
    Thank you for sharing the interesting recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead.Regards.

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  6. These Vegan chocolate muffins look yummicious!!!

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  7. I am so impressed; I always had a bad misconception of vegan; you proved me wrong.Great presentation.
    Rita

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  8. whew...that does sound delicious !
    Tasty Appetite

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  9. Love the flowers. The cupcakes look beyond amazing! Sweet and moist.,

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  10. I recently made some vegan muffins too and was surprised at how tasty they were. My husband even liked them! I will have to try these.

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  11. I have never tried a vegan muffin ever and I would love to give a try to your recipe. It sounds delicious and addictive. Thanks for sharing...bookmarked.

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  12. looks really nice and the flower for the presentation looks lovely! maybe i should try this next time i'm in the mood for chocolate muffins :)

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  13. oh boy! You make these sound so delicious!! mmm.. I'm in love with soft and moist cakes!! hehe.. I have only made a few vegan recipes (by chance too) and they usually turn out really good! by the way... I guess another word for "tutee" is... student? lol!! That's the simplest one I can think of! haha

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  14. I was a vegan for almost ten years, and even though I now eat eggs and butter, I still go back to my vegan muffin and cake recipes again and again. These chocolate muffins look (and sound) delicious!

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  15. wow that looks moist n fluffy... just love it... thanks for your kind words in my blog.. happy to follow you...

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  16. Oh wow!! That looks so yummy :)

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