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Vegan Orange Muffins & Applesauce-Spice Muffins


My roommate’s senior show reception (for fine art) was last night, and as the genius she is, she decided to serve breakfast for dinner. Waffles, eggs, bagels, milk and orange juice were all served. Her mom doesn’t eat eggs and when I was thinking about what I could make to contribute, I immediately thought – Caron’s Questionable Vegan Pancakes recipe. As much as I really wanted to make one of Caron’s recipes, I thought, after pulling out all the ingredients, that muffins really were much easier to carry around a gallery setting. So I researched egg-less and vegan muffin recipes and ended up taking a few different things from a few different recipes.

I’ve mentioned before that vegan baking is amazing, which I feel most people don’t realize (and I can eat all the batter I want and not get sick! At least not from salmonella). They hear the word vegan and think it’ll be weird. Well, I can tell you, I didn’t tell anybody the muffins were vegan and everybody loved them! I have two different flavors – orange and applesauce-spice.

Vegan Orange Muffins
2 cups Jiffy baking mix (Michigan-made!)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup orange juice
zest from one large orange, (at least 2 tsp)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the wet ingredients on one bowl, and dry ingredients in another. Pour dry ingredients into the wet and stir until just combined. Try not over stir, or the muffins’ texture will change. Place in oven.
It will make 12 muffins.

Applesauce-spice Muffins
2 cups Jiffy baking mix (Michigan-made!)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the wet ingredients on one bowl, and dry ingredients, except walnuts) in another. Pour dry ingredients into the wet and stir until just combined. Add the walnuts. Try not over stir, or the muffins’ texture will change. Place in oven.
It should make 12 muffins, but for some reason I could only manage 11. Perhaps I had eaten too much of the batter in the making?

These muffins were delicious! The spices in the Applesauce-Spice really held the muffin together, and the orange-flavor was so unique and fresh! A great spring-time muffin! Plus, vegan muffins feel lighter to eat (depending on how you make them of course!).

Kim

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