Healthy Vegan Muffins

"Recipe from Carl Lewis' Very Vegetarian. I make these muffins every couple of weeks and modify slightly each time. They make a very yummy and nutritious breakfast. My boyfriend doesn't like raisins and loves chocolate so I always drop the raisins add 1/2 cup or so of mini chocolate chips. I also frequently add 2-4 mashed bananas as well as some wheat bran. I also reduce the oil or eliminate it altogether."
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  • Preheat over to 375°F; prepare a 12-muffin tin with paper liners or non-stick spray.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, sugar, raisins and flax seeds (If you don't have ground flax seeds you can puree whole flax seeds with a couple of tablespoons of water and just add them to the wet ingredients).
  • In a small bowl, whisk the molasses, applesauce, soymilk and oil.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until the mixture is blended.
  • Distribute batter evenly in the 12-muffin tin.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out mostly clean.

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  1. Xanthia
    Not near enough add-ins. They are fine and tasty if you like molasses muffins. The molasses completely dominates the taste of everything else. I highly suggest if you are making these to at least add 1 cup of raisins.


I am a native Northern Californian of English parents, live with a Lebanese man and love to travel and experience different cultures and cuisines. All of these things influence my cooking. I buy almost all of my produce at the farmers market every week and then I make a list of the veggies I hauled home that week and look for new ways to cook them. I have also experimented with raw foods and we've been drinking green smoothies for breakfast since early in 2009 (to try this out yourself just throw a handful of washed spinach into a fruit smoothie - you won't even taste it and if you add blueberries you won't see it either - great way to get greens in a 2 year old). My current smoothie includes ground flax seeds, coconut water, protein powder and a banana and a mixture of other fruit in addition to 5-6 cups of spinach and kale.
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