Double Whammy

In the spirit of making up for lost time, here are two recipes that will hopefully tide you over until my next three-day weekend. The theme of the week is applesauce. 

 

First up…

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Applesauce Muffins with Toasted Sunflower Seeds

Makes 1 dozen muffins

loosely adapted from this recipe

  • 1 ½ c whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2/3 c sugar
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 c soymilk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • ½ c toasted sunflower seeds

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.

In a medium bowl, mix applesauce, soymilk, vanilla, and vinegar. Add to the dry ingredients and mix into a smooth batter. Fold in sunflower seeds.

Divide batter among muffin cups and bake for 20 min, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of one comes out clean. Cool. Eat.

The Verdict:

Very tasty! I was a little bit worried because there’s no oil in the recipe, but the muffins turned out very moist and delicious. I’ve never thought of putting sunflower seeds in muffins before, but it turned out to be a very nice touch. (Also, for some unknown reason, they turn green in the muffin like pistachios!?!?)

 

Second recipe:

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Brownie Muffins with Walnuts

Makes 1 dozen muffins

inspired by this recipe

  • 1 ½ c whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¾ c brown sugar
  • 6 T cocoa powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 c water
  • ½ c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 t vinegar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • ½ c toasted chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a medium bowl, mix water, applesauce, vinegar, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and mix into a smooth batter. Fold in walnuts.

Divide batter among muffin cups and bake for 20 min, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of one comes out clean. Cool. Eat.

The Verdict:

Delicious! These are sooo chocolaty and fudgy, just like brownies. A great excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast. (Although they’d make a good dessert, too.)

 

P.S. : Both recipes are vegan, but all you need to know is that they taste good.

2 responses to this post.

  1. That brownie muffin looks supreme! I must give these recipes a try! Thanks for the double whammy recipes🙂

    Reply

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